The most wanted man in Wakefield prison is the warden!
The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
1.85 : 1
Corruption, Prison, Abuse, Prison Farm, Murder
Prison Film, Docudrama
Fighting the System, Whistleblowers, Prison Life
Gritty, Matter-of-Fact, Confrontational, Forceful
Food for Thought
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3
Count - Awards
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Brubaker is a 1980 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg about a prisoner in distress and the Warden Henry Brubaker (Robert Redford) who attempts to reform the system. The screenplay by W.D. Richter is a fictionalized version of the 1969 book, Accomplices to the Crime: The Arkansas Prison Scandal by Tom Murton and Joe Hyams, detailing Murton's uncovering of the 1967 scandal. The film boasts a large supporting cast of stars including Yaphet Kotto, Tim McIntire, Nathan George, David Keith, Everett McGill, Murray Hamilton, Matt Clark, M. Emmet Walsh and Jane Alexander, with an early appearance by Morgan Freeman. Rosenberg replaced Bob Rafelson, who was removed as director early in production. This would become his second major film picturing prison life, after Cool Hand Luke.
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