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Director:
Writers:
W.D. Richter (screenplay)
W.D. Richter (story) ...
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Release Date:
20 June 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The most wanted man in Wakefield prison is the warden! See more »
Plot:
The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Awesome movie. See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Redford ... Henry Brubaker

Yaphet Kotto ... Richard 'Dickie' Coombes

Jane Alexander ... Lillian Gray

Murray Hamilton ... John Deach

David Keith ... Larry Lee Bullen

Morgan Freeman ... Walter

Matt Clark ... Roy Purcell
Tim McIntire ... Huey Rauch
Richard Ward ... Abraham Cook

Jon Van Ness ... Zaranska

M. Emmet Walsh ... C.P. 'Woody' Woodward

Albert Salmi ... Rory Poke

Linda Haynes ... Carol

Everett McGill ... Eddie Caldwell

Val Avery ... Wendel
Ron Frazier ... Burl Willets (as Ronald C. Frazier)

David Harris ... Duane Spivey (as David D. Harris)
Joe Spinell ... Floyd Birdwell

James Keane ... Pinky
Konrad Sheehan ... Glenn Elwood
Roy Poole ... Dr. Gregory
Nathan George ... Leon Edwards - Prison Board
Don Blakely ... Jerome Boyd
Lee Richardson ... Warden Renfro

John McMartin ... Senator Charles Hite
Alex Brown ... Fenway Park (as Alex A. Brown)
John Chappell ... Captain Cleaves

Brent Jennings ... Mr. Clarence (as Brent N. Jennings)

Harry Groener ... Dr. Campbell
William Newman ... Dunfield - Prison Board (as William M. Newman)

Noble Willingham ... Dr. Fenster

Wilford Brimley ... Rogers - Prison Board
Jane Cecil ... Bea Williams - Prison Board

Ebbe Roe Smith ... Pavitch
Young Hwa Han ... Leonard Ng

Vic Polizos ... Billy Baylock
Jack O'Leary ... Floor Walker
James Dukas ... Oafish Rankman
J.C. Quinn ... Barber
Jerry Mayer ... Barber
Ivy Featherstone ... Peterson
Kent Broadhurst ... Whitley
Hazen Gifford ... Partridge
Elane Rower Richardson ... Mrs. Renfro
John R. Glover ... Ackroyd
Bill McNulty ... Richards

Linda Milligan ... Female Reporter
Rob Garrison ... Pretty Boy
James E. Fraunfelter Jr. ... Barracks Trusty
Ritch Brinkley ... Gate Guard Ruben
David E. Williams ... Rank Server
E.J. Pearcy ... Transfer Guard
J.K. Mahle ... Bus Driver
Vivian P. Bass ... Waitress
Greg Martin ... Trusty
Philip Bartlett ... Young Reporter (as Philip E. Combs)
Richard L. Denny ... State Trooper
Michael Holiday ... Gate Trusty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Baldasare ... Prisoner with Shovel (uncredited)
Allison Caine ... (uncredited) (voice)

Gary Jones ... Investigative Reporter (uncredited)
Monty Jordan ... Inmate Wrangler (uncredited)
Rob Liotti ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Hank Salas ... Inmate in Chow Line (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Rosenberg 
 
Writing credits
W.D. Richter (screenplay)

W.D. Richter (story) and
Arthur A. Ross (story) (as Arthur Ross)

Thomas O. Murton (suggested by) (book "Accomplices to the Crime: The Arkansas Prison Scandal") and
Joe Hyams (suggested by) (book "Accomplices to the Crime: The Arkansas Prison Scandal")

Produced by
Ted Mann .... executive producer
Ron Silverman .... producer
Gordon A. Webb .... associate producer (as Gordon Webb)
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Bruno Nuytten (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Brown 
 
Casting by
Terry Liebling 
 
Art Direction by
J. Michael Riva 
 
Set Decoration by
John Franco Jr. 
 
Makeup Department
Zoltan Elek .... additional makeup artist
Gary Liddiard .... makeup artist
Mike Moschella .... additional makeup artist
Marina Pedraza .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gordon A. Webb .... unit production manager (as Gordon Webb)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon C. Andersen .... assistant director
D. Scott Easton .... second assistant director (as Scott Easton)
Robert E. Rody .... additional second assistant director (as Robert E. Rooy)
 
Art Department
Hendrik Wynands .... construction coordinator
John Zemansky .... property master
John Rozman .... set dresser (uncredited)
'Dangerous' Bob Widin .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
William Hartman .... sound effects editor
David M. Ice .... sound effects editor (as David Ice)
Godfrey Marks .... dialogue editor
Theodore Soderberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Sperber .... sound effects editor
Paul Wells .... sound re-recording mixer
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound mixer (as Charles Wilborn)
Douglas O. Williams .... sound re-recording mixer (as Douglas Williams)
John S. Coffey .... boom operator (uncredited)
Gordon Webb .... cable person (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Al Wright Jr. .... special effects
Jay King .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
John Ashby .... stunts (uncredited)
Monty Jordan .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Enrique Bravo .... camera operator
Lou Noto .... assistant camera (as Louis Noto)
Joe Pender .... gaffer (as Joseph Pender)
Vincent Saizis .... additional photographer
Stephen Wever .... still photographer
Doug Willis .... key grip
Oscar Barber .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
William D. Barber .... assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Mary A. Gaffney .... extras casting
Gretchen Higgins .... extras casting
Garrison True .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Bronson .... costumer
Bernie Pollack .... costumer
Aida Swinson .... costumer: ladies
 
Editorial Department
Michael Jablow .... supervising assistant editor
Willie Navarro .... assistant editor
Pam Sharp .... assistant editor (as Pamela Sharp)
 
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Robert H. Raff .... music editor
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Aram Betkijian .... transportation coordinator
James Nordberg .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Chip Fowler .... production coordinator
Jack Hirshberg .... publicist
Rick Horwitch .... assistant: producer
Harry Kohoyda Jr. .... production accountant (as Harry Kohoyda)
Kenneth Lee .... head wrangler (as Kenny Lee)
Patrick Markey .... location supervisor: Ohio
Thomas O. Murton .... technical advisor
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor (as Julie D. Pitkanen)
Helen Taini .... assistant: producer (as Helen Taini Nayfack)
Lydia Telo .... production timekeeper
Cullen G. Chambers .... stand-in: Morgan Freeman (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Richard Ward .... tribute: for a lifetime of very special work
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
131 min
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Color (DeLuxe)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Second major prison picture of director Stuart Rosenberg, who had previously helmed the classic Cool Hand Luke (1967).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Brubaker is eating a '70s-style TV dinner, multiple items change position/orientation in successive cuts. Specifically, the Tar-Tar sauce jar (closed/opened) and the bag of vegetables (changes position).See more »
Quotes:
Mr. Clarence:Now, I am corrupt - that's right - just like the rest of you. But I am honest about it. Now, you VOTE for Mr. Clarence, you know exactly what you gettin'.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Wombles" (1973)See more »
Soundtrack:
All for the Love of SunshineSee more »

FAQ

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Awesome movie., 3 February 2012
Author: bzahner-1 from United States

I first saw this movie in 1980 when it came out. Growing up this was one of my very favorite movies. In the beginning when Brubaker sneaks into the prison as an inmate - this is the stuff that kids dream of. Nothing could be more exciting.

Slowed down a bit in the middle but picks up towards the end.

I thought it was a great movie then & after watching it again in 2012 still think it is awesome. Redford is great. Keith is great. Morgan Freeman is great. Well acted by all.

I don't comment on movies much because all I have to really say is - I like it.

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