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
The helicopter used for the breakout scene is an Aerospatiale SA.313/318 Alouette II powered by a gas turbine engine, whilst the sound was dubbed from a Bell 47 piston-engine helicopter. It was flown by well-known film pilot James W. Gavin. See more »
In the helicopter training scene, Charles Bronson is suddenly wearing sunglasses when less than a second before he was not. See more »
An American prison escape thriller; This is a story inspired by the springing of Joel David Kaplan from a Mexican prison in 1971. It's an old-fashioned action adventure of simplistic nature. The plot involves a shadowy force trying to stop a rescue, which, along with other evasions makes it a little incoherent. Some of the supporting characters fail to charm, or amuse, so it is left to Charles Bronson to carry the film and lead the action, which he does well with an energetic, surprisingly comedic performance as the film's hard luck hero.
Some credibility goes out of the window when we are expected to believe a non-pilot can fly a helicopter long-distance. The jailbreak is also a big letdown in suspense.
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