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Breakout (1975)

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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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Robert Duvall and Paul Mantee share a scene in this film and would later appear together again in The Great Santini. See more »


In the helicopter training scene, Charles Bronson is suddenly wearing sunglasses when less than a second before he was not. 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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Referenced in The First Nudie Musical (1976) See more »

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Great Film
4 December 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I would recommend this file just so you could see a very young Randy Quaid dress up like a Mexican prostitute, but this film offers so much more. Its an excellent prison movie. The acting is very good, especially from Bronson. This is the perfect late night file.

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