Breakout (1975 film)

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For the 2002 South Korean film, see Break Out (film).
Breakout film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tom Gries
Produced by Robert Chartoff
Irwin Winkler
Written by Eliot Asinof (book)
Elliott Baker
Starring Charles Bronson
Robert Duvall
Jill Ireland
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Lucien Ballard
Edited by Bud S. Isaacs
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • 1975 (1975)
Running time
96 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $16,000,000[1]

Breakout is a 1975 action film starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Robert Duvall, John Huston, Sheree North and Randy Quaid.


Harris Wagner (Huston) frames Jay Wagner (Duvall). In order to keep him silent, Jay is incarcerated in a Mexican prison.

Jay's wife Ann (Ireland) is unhappy at this turn of events and hires a pilot in Brownsville, Texas, Nick Colton (Bronson), to fly into the prison and rescue her husband.


Production notes[edit]

The film was inspired by an actual event. A pilot, Vasilios Basil Choulos, flew a helicopter into a Mexican prison and assisted a prisoner in a daring escape. That prisoner, Joel David Kaplan, claimed to have been framed and was serving a 28-year sentence.


  1. ^ "Breakout, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 

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