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Breakout (1975)




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The star-director team of Charles Bronson and Tom Gries (Breakheart Pass) combine their efforts again on Breakout. Bronson plays Nick Colton, a reckless pilot who heads to an unnamed South American country, in hopes of rescuing imprisoned Jay Wagner (Robert Duvall). Villain Harris Wagner (John Huston), who has framed Jay, has an unlimited supply of henchmen at his disposal, but they're no match for the dauntless Colton. Jill Ireland, Bronson's real-life wife, costars as Duvall's missus.

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Charles Bronson
as Nick Colton
Robert Duvall
as Jay Wagner
Jill Ireland
as Ann Wagner
John Huston
as Harris Wagner
Randy Quaid
as Hawk Hawkins
Roy Jenson
as Spencer
Alan Vint
as Helicopter Pilot
Sidney Clute
as Henderson
Emilio Fernandez
as The Warden
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Critic Reviews for Breakout

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

I'd have liked Breakout more, I think, if it had been done as a flat-out thriller without the added touches.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

If you like Bronson, you'll love Breakout.

December 3, 2019 | Full Review…

This is only the improbable beginning.

October 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Incoherent prison escape film.

January 22, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…'s Bronson's performance that keeps things interesting even during some of the more superfluous sequences...

November 6, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Breakout

Should've been called Charles Bronson and friends. Chuck, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, John Huston and, of course, Jill Ireland star in this really fun flick where Bronson plays a fast talking, con-man, airplane pilot hired by Ireland to break out her husband from prison. Along with seeing Bronson in a fun role this is well worth seeing just for a splatterific scene straight out of Braindead (or Raiders of the Lost Ark for the strong stomached). After watching this I think the Russell Crowe, Meg Ryan flick Proof of Life (which I also enjoyed, gotta love David Morse and Caruso) should've been credited as a remake.

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