A bush pilot is hired for $50,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.

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Jay Wagner
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Ann Wagner
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Hawk Hawkins
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Myrna
Jorge Moreno ...
Sosa
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J.V. (as Emilio Fernandez)
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Telegraphist
Alan Vint ...
Harve
Alejandro Rey ...
Sanchez
William B. White ...
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Spencer
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Henderson
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Border Guard (as Chalo Gonzalez)
Antonio Tarruella ...
1st Prison Guard
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Storyline

Jay Wagner is framed by the mob and sent to prison in Mexico. His wife, Ann tries to get him out. She then turns to bush pilot Nick Colton for help. And Colton is all to eager to do it. But the men who framed Jay will do what they have to make sure he doesn't escape. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Sentenced to 28 years in prison for a crime he never committed. Only two things can get him out - A lot of money and Charles Bronson!


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7 March 1975 (West Germany)  »

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Der Mann ohne Nerven  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Actor-director John Huston plays Harris Wagner in this Charles Bronson movie. About four years after this picture was made and released, Huston was scheduled to direct Bronson in Love and Bullets (1979). This was going to be the first movie where Huston directed Bronson. Pre-publicity advertisements for Love and Bullets (1979) announced this in trade paper 'Variety'. Huston left the picture due to creative differences with the films' producers having filmed just a few scenes and was replaced with director Stuart Rosenberg. See more »

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During Colton's helicopter training scene, it was in a Bell 47 but, several clips were from the Gazelle (one used for the breakout). See more »

Quotes

Jay Wagner: [Referring to a conjugal visit from his wife] The day I'm reduced to making love in here is the day I give up.
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Breakout: The true story
19 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

The movie "Breakout" was based on a true story by Joel Kaplan, the man who actually broke out of a Mexican prison, after being framed for murder. He wrote the book, and I dated his sister. It was actually his sister who arranged his escape, not his fictional Hollywood wife. Hollywood greatly exaggerated the true story. Even the Mexican Attorney General admitted this was the greatest escape in Mexican prison history! The New York Times backs my story in about 1972. Jack Sandy


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