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Director:
Writers:
Howard B. Kreitsek (screenplay) &
Marc Norman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
7 March 1975 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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!
Plot:
A bush pilot is hired for $50,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Great Film See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Bronson ... Nick Colton

Robert Duvall ... Jay Wagner

Jill Ireland ... Ann Wagner

Randy Quaid ... Hawk Hawkins

Sheree North ... Myrna
Jorge Moreno ... Sosa

Emilio Fernández ... J.V. (as Emilio Fernandez)
Paul Mantee ... Telegraphist
Alan Vint ... Harve
Alejandro Rey ... Sanchez
William B. White ... 2nd Officer (as Will B. White)

Roy Jenson ... Spencer
Sidney Clute ... Henderson

Chalo González ... Border Guard (as Chalo Gonzalez)
Antonio Tarruella ... 1st Prison Guard
Don Norgano Frill ... 2nd Prison Guard

John Huston ... Harris Wagner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José María Caffarel ... (uncredited)
Dan Frazer ... U.S. Customs Agent (uncredited)
Luis Prendes ... Juez (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Gries 
 
Writing credits
Howard B. Kreitsek (screenplay) &
Marc Norman (screenplay) &
Elliott Baker (screenplay)

Warren Hinckle (suggested by book "Ten Second Jailbreak") &
William Turner (suggested by book "Ten Second Jailbreak") and
Eliot Asinof (suggested by book "Ten Second Jailbreak")

Produced by
Robert Chartoff .... producer
Irwin Winkler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bud S. Isaacs 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
 
Art Direction by
Alfred Sweeney  (as Alfred Sweeney Jr.)
 
Set Decoration by
Ira Bates 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Joe DiBella .... makeup artist (as Joe Di Bella)
 
Production Management
Stuart Fleming .... assistant unit manager (as Stu Fleming)
Robert Saussier .... unit manager: second unit
Sheldon Schrager .... unit production manager
Jean-Pierre Spiri-Mercanton .... production manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Bender .... second assistant director
Michel Cheyko .... assistant director: second unit
Peter Gries .... second assistant director
Ronald L. Schwary .... assistant director
Antonio Tarruella .... first assistant director: second unit (as Antonio Tarruella de Lacourt)
 
Art Department
Julio Molina .... set designer: second unit (as Julio Juanes)
David Coleman .... property master (uncredited)
Jim Pearsall .... graphic design: charcoal drawings and paintings (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Al Overton Jr. .... sound
Richard Daniel .... location sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Augie Lohman .... special effects
 
Stunts
Dick Dial .... stunt coordinator
Russ Dodson .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Yerkes .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Manuel Berenguer .... camera operator: second unit
Dick Johnson .... camera operator
Felix Martin .... camera operator: second unit
Ignacio Rodriguez .... gaffer: second unit
Francisco Sanz .... key grip: second unit
 
Editorial Department
Richard A. Radecki .... assistant editor (as Tony Radecki)
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Janet Crosby .... assistant to producer
Dean Engelhardt .... pilot (as Dean Engelhart)
James W. Gavin .... helicopter pilot
Gloria Gonzales .... assistant to producer
Frank Kowalski .... script supervisor
Phill Norman .... title designer
Frank L. Pine .... pilot (as Frank Pine)
Roberto Roberts .... production coordinator: second unit
Mary Winters .... production secretary
 
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Runtime:
96 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This movie was the first of two pictures that star Charles Bronson made with director Tom Gries. The second, made in the same year as this movie but mostly released in 1976, was Breakheart Pass (1975). The two had also previously worked in television together.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the helicopter training scene, Charles Bronson is suddenly wearing sunglasses when less than a second before he was not.See more »
Quotes:
Myrna:Rape... I should be so lucky.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Proof of Life (2000)See more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Great Film, 4 December 2001
Author: Todd Brody from New York

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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