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Breakout -- A Texas bush pilot is hired by a woman to help break out her husband who is imprisoned in Mexico on a framed charge that was engineered by his Grandfather.

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Director:
Writers:
Howard B. Kreitsek (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
7 March 1975 (West Germany) See more »
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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:
A fun Charles Bronson movie! 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)
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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)
 
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)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Actress Jill Ireland was the real-life wife of Charles Bronson but in this movie plays the wife of Robert Duvall.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:
Referenced in The First Nudie Musical (1976)See more »

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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A fun Charles Bronson movie!, 30 November 1999
Author: Rubbed Raw from Winnipeg, Canada

This movie is just plain fun. It mixes a sense of humour with its action, not unlike television shows Simon and Simon and Magnum P.I.. And it's classy. I don't know why it hasn't found a wider audience. Check it out - but don't expect brutal violence.

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