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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the helicopter training scene, Charles Bronson is suddenly wearing sunglasses when less than a second before he was not. See more »

Quotes

Nick Colton: Okay. In that case, it'll cost you $2000.
Sanchez: Preposterous!
Nick Colton: That's $2000 to get him out. And then $2000 more on delivery.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: MEXICO 1971 See more »

Connections

Referenced in The First Nudie Musical (1976) See more »

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A modest jailbreak comedy
1 March 2019 | by shakercoolaSee all my reviews

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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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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