Brubaker

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Overview

Fact-based drama starring Robert Redford as Henry Brubaker, the new inmate at a run-down Southern prison that's become notorious for corruption and violence. After he witnesses several instances of gross misconduct and defuses a tense confrontation with a crazed inmate (Morgan Freeman), Brubaker reveals to the guards and administrators that he's not a criminal at all, but the new warden, assigned by the governor to infiltrate the facility undercover. His identity confirmed, Brubaker takes office and sets about ...
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Overview

Fact-based drama starring Robert Redford as Henry Brubaker, the new inmate at a run-down Southern prison that's become notorious for corruption and violence. After he witnesses several instances of gross misconduct and defuses a tense confrontation with a crazed inmate (Morgan Freeman), Brubaker reveals to the guards and administrators that he's not a criminal at all, but the new warden, assigned by the governor to infiltrate the facility undercover. His identity confirmed, Brubaker takes office and sets about shaping up policies and procedures, despite resistance from, incredibly, even some of the more entitled convicts. With the help of the prison's chief trustee (Yaphet Kotto) and a compassionate ally (Jane Alexander), the warden effects some positive change, but powerful business interests line up against him when his ideas threaten their financial bottom line. A reform-minded, socially conscious, and politically liberal picture of the type usually associated with director Norman Jewison, this fact-based prison drama was the result of a troubled production that saw original director Bob Rafelson replaced with Cool Hand Luke (1967) and The Amityville Horror (1979) helmsman Stuart Rosenberg. Despite the backstage turmoil, Brubaker was an acclaimed release and an Oscar-nominated, career-finale triumph for co-screenwriter Arthur A. Ross, creator of Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) and father of successful writer/director Gary Ross.
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Special Features

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Editorial Reviews

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This 1980 prison drama exposed Arkansas' almost medieval criminal justice system. Stuart Rosenberg's stark direction is fraught with tension and inhumanity, rendering a dark, bleak view of prison life. The film merges the realism of a documentary like Scared Straight with the social commentary of Cool Hand Luke. When Robert Redford commandeers the warden position and attempts to uncover the grossly dehumanized prison protocol, Brubaker becomes an in-depth look at the politics of the penal system. Creeping inside the grimy corridors of a penitentiary, Rosenberg focuses on the dynamics, hierarchy, and uncomfortable balance of power that motivates prisons. With an eclectic supporting cast including Morgan Freeman, M. Emmet Walsh, and Wilford Brimley, the film is as authentic as it is gritty.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2003
  • UPC: 024543075387
  • Original Release: 1980
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 2:10:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 15,804

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Redford Henry Brubaker
Yaphet Kotto Richard "Dickie" Coombes
Jane Alexander Lillian
Murray Hamilton Deach
David Keith Larry Lee Bullen
Morgan Freeman Walter
Matt Clark Purcell
Tim McIntire Huey Rauch
Jon Van Ness Zaranska
M. Emmet Walsh C.P. Woodward
Albert Salmi Rory Poke
Linda Haynes Carol
Everett McGill Caldwell
Val Avery Wendell
Don Blakely Jerome Boyd
Wilford Brimley Rogers
Ritch Brinkley Gate Guard
Kent Broadhurst Whitley
Alex Brown Fenway Park
Allison Caine Voice Only
Jane Cecil Bea Williams
John Chappell Captain Cleaves
James Dukas Oafish Rankman
Ronald C. Frazier Willets
Rob Garrison Pretty Boy
Nathan George Leon Edwards
Hazen Gifford Parridge
John Glover Ackroyd
David Harris Duane Spivey
Brent Jennings Mr. Clarence
James Keane Pinky
Jerry Mayer Barber
John McMartin Senator Hite
Bill McNulty Richards
William Newman Dunfield
Jack O'Leary Floor Walker
Vic Polizos Billy Baylock
Roy Poole Dr. Gregory
J.C. Quinn Barber
Lee Richardson Warden Renfrew
Konrad Sheehan Glenn Elwood
Ebbe Roe Smith Pavitch
Joe Spinell Birdwell
Richard Ward Abraham
Noble Willingham Dr. Fenster
Technical Credits
Stuart Rosenberg Director
John Franco Jr. Set Decoration/Design
Mickey Gilbert Stunts
Gary D. Liddiard Makeup
Ted Mann Executive Producer, Producer
Bruno Nuytten Cinematographer
W.D. Richter Original Story, Screenwriter
J. Michael Riva Art Director
Robert Brown Editor
Arthur A. Ross Screenwriter
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Ron Silverman Producer
Charles Wilborn Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Wakefield Prisoners (Main Titles)
2. Schooling the New People
3. At the Lumber Mill
4. I Am the Man
5. I'm Replacing You
6. Purcell, The Warden's Clerk
7. Into the Light
8. Barracks Roof Cave-In
9. Prison Tradition
10. Fired
11. Prison Polo
12. Prisoner Board Meeting
13. Abraham's Information
14. The Prison Reform Board
15. You Get People Killed
16. A Grand Experiment
17. Starting A Stampede
18. The Forensic Experts
19. Back to the Basics
20. Epilogue (End Titles)
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Language Selection
      Languages
         English Stereo
         English Mono
         Spanish Mono
         French Mono
      Captions & Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
      TV Spots
         Spot 1
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         Spot 3
      Fox Flix
         Bulworth
         Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
         High Crimes
         The Hot Rock
         Men of Honor
         Norma Rae
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Robert Redford is great

    Have been waiting for this movie to come out on DVD. I like Robert Redford in this movie.

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