Breakout (1975)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  7 March 1975 (West Germany)
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A bush pilot is hired for $50,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Wagner
Ann Wagner
Hawk Hawkins
Jorge Moreno ...
J.V. (as Emilio Fernandez)
Paul Mantee ...
Alan Vint ...
Alejandro Rey ...
William B. White ...
2nd Officer (as Will B. White)
Sidney Clute ...
Border Guard (as Chalo Gonzalez)
Antonio Tarruella ...
1st Prison Guard


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

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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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Release Date:

7 March 1975 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Der Mann ohne Nerven  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)


SEK 1,808,151 (Sweden)

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2.35 : 1
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Tom Gries replaced Michael Ritchie as director early during production. See more »


The airport that Nick flies out of is located in Texas, but the surrounding countryside is covered with Joshua trees, which are only found in the Mohave desert of Southern Calif, the Southern tip of Nevada and Northwestern area of Arizona. See more »


Spencer: Goddamn it you come popping in here to borrow my wife... She ain't a lawnmower!
Nick Colton: You're right Spence, and I admit I was outta line before. I don't know where the hell I got the guts to ask your lady to pose as a whore. But I swear to you, this time it's nothing.
Spencer: What do want her to do?
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Remade as Proof of Life (2000) See more »

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Not exactly a must-see flick, BUT...
29 October 2000 | by (Eureka CA) – See all my reviews

"Breakout" is a lightweight action film but worth a peek, especially if you're a Charles Bronson fan. It's not one of his best movies but manages to be entertaining, albeit corny, most of the time. If you want to see a great movie with Bronson in it, check out "The Magnificent Seven;" if you want to see a great Charles Bronson movie, watch "The Mechanic."

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