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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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Harve
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Sanchez
William B. White ...
2nd Officer (as Will 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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7 March 1975 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Ten-Second Jailbreak  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,000,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie "Breakout" is based on Vic Stadter's real life adventure. See more »

Goofs

In the helicopter training scene, Charles Bronson is suddenly wearing sunglasses when less than a second before he was not. See more »

Quotes

Myrna: How does that joke go? Ah, the guy says, "so help me, I'll rape you." And the girl says, "so rape me, I'll help you."
Nick Colton: So?
Myrna: So... rape me, I'll help you.
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Referenced in The First Nudie Musical (1976) See more »

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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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