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Breakout (1975)

A bush pilot is hired for fifty thousand dollars to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.

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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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Henderson
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Border Guard (as Chalo Gonzalez)
Antonio Tarruella ...
1st Prison Guard
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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 USA:

$16,000,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Predominantly set in Mexico, this movie was filmed in the U.S., France, and Spain. See more »

Goofs

When Hawkins (Quaid) is painting the helicopter, the pilot storms in yelling what he is going on. The scene cuts to Colton (Bronson) then back to the helicopter which now has less painted area as before. See more »

Quotes

Myrna: I have to be convincing and I've never been raped.
Nick Colton: We should all be so lucky.
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Referenced in The First Nudie Musical (1976) See more »

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A top cast and film based on a true story
16 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

Once in awhile I find a comment on a movie so close to the way I saw and would assess the film, that I couldn't contribute much, if anything, to it. So, I usually don't add my own comments. The few occasions when I have done so have been where the film hasn't had a large number of votes at all and where its average rating is considerably lower than I think it should be. Since I find the IMDb comments on movies very helpful for deciding films to watch or buy, I like to help give viewers a little more of a selection of comments when there isn't much offered.

Such is the case with "Breakout," and the comments of July 9, 2002, submitted by Curtis Martin of Bothell, Washington. He's right on target in his assessment of Charles Bronson films over the years, and his take on the quality of this film for having some substance, with good acting from a stellar cast. I would just add that it's refreshing at times, I think, to see a film in which not everything is perfectly pulled off the first time. It makes it a little more real. And that's especially good in a film that is based on a true story. Even if Hollywood may fictionalize some of the characters and incidents. People make mistakes, things go wrong, and plans sometimes don't work. And people often don't give up.

This film has such a touch of reality, and a great mix of humor, human- ness, stunts and action. A really fun and quality gem of a film that's better than the bulk of movies put out so far in the third millennium.


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