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Breakout (1975)

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

Director:

Tom Gries

Writers:

Howard B. Kreitsek (screenplay), Marc Norman (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Nick Colton
Robert Duvall ... Jay Wagner
Jill Ireland ... Ann Wagner
Randy Quaid ... Hawkins
Sheree North ... Myrna
Jorge Moreno ... Sosa
Emilio Fernández ... J.V. (as Emilio Fernandez)
Paul Mantee ... Cable
Alan Vint ... Harve
Alejandro Rey ... Sanchez
William B. White William B. White ... 2nd Officer (as Will B. White)
Roy Jenson ... Spencer
Sidney Clute ... Henderson (as Sidney Klute)
Chalo González ... Border Guard (as Chalo Gonzalez)
Antonio Tarruella Antonio Tarruella ... 1st Prison Guard
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1975 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ten-Second Jailbreak See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The border airport, where prisoner Jay Wagner (Robert Duvall) finally passes by U. S. Immigration officials to freedom, was a conversion of the Santa Monica, California Municipal Airport. Two other airports in the Los Angeles area served as backgrounds for the adventure, a private field near Burbank became the helicopter flying school, where Charles Bronson learned how to fly the chopper into the prison, and an airstrip in a hidden valley near Newhall, California is the transfer point where the escaped prisoner gets out of the helicopter and into a small plane for the run to the border. See more »

Goofs

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

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Myrna: Rape... I should be so lucky.
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Opening credits prologue: MEXICO 1971 See more »

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Mediocre Rescue Thriller.
7 September 2013 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Tom Gries("Will Penny") directs this thin drama that casts Charles Bronson as independent pilot Nick Colton, enlisted by a desperate wife(Jill Ireland) who wants him to fly into a Mexican prison to rescue her husband(Robert Duvall) who she insists was framed by the mafia. Colton agrees for $50,000, though of course the plan doesn't go as smoothly as they had hoped...

Though this has a good cast, there is little else about this film that is memorable, and credibility isn't that high either. Some goofy comedy involving costar Randy Quaid dressed as a woman doesn't help! Tom Gries did far better with "Will Penny"; perhaps his heart just wasn't in this?


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