Brubaker (1980)

7.0 / Rated by 1 people

132 min.
Plot  In 1969 a mysterious man (Robert Redford) arrives at Wakefield State Prison in Arkansas. As an inmate, he immediately witnesses rampant abuse and corruption, including open and endemic sexual assault, torture, worm-ridden diseased food, insurance fraud and a doctor charging inmates for care. Brubaker eventually reveals himself - during a dramatic standoff involving a deranged prisoner who was being held in solitary confinement - to be the new prison warden to the amazement of both prisoners and officials alike.

With ideals and vision, he attempts to reform the prison, with an eye towards prisoner rehabilitation and human rights. He recruits several long-time prisoners, including trustees Larry Lee Bullen (David Keith) and Richard "Dickie" Coombes (Yaphet Kotto), to assist him with the reform. Their combined efforts slowly improve the prison conditions, but his stance inflames several corrupt officials on the prison board who have profited from graft for decades.




Robert Redford
Henry Brubaker
Yaphet Kotto
Richard 'Dickie' Coombes
Jane Alexander
Lillian Gray
Murray Hamilton
John Deach
David Keith
Larry Lee Bullen
Matt Clark
Roy Purcell
M. Emmet Walsh
C.P. Woodward
Albert Salmi
Rory Poke
Everett McGill
Eddie Caldwell
Joe Spinell
Walter the trustee
Val Avery
Noble Willingham
Dr. Fenster
Wilford Brimley
Rogers - Prison Board
Nathan George
Leon Edwards - Prison Board
John McMartin
Senator Charles Hite
William Newman
Dunfield - Prison Board


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