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Brubaker

Year:
Duration:
132 min
Genres:
Crime | Drama
IMDB rate:
7.1
Director:
Stuart Rosenberg
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1980-06-20
Filming Locations: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $2,748,079 (USA) (22 June 1980)
Gross: $2,748,079 (USA) (22 June 1980)
Cast
Actor
Character
Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
Brubaker
Robert Redford
Henry Brubaker
Yaphet Kotto
Richard 'Dickie' Coombes
Murray Hamilton
John Deach
David Keith
Larry Lee Bullen
Morgan Freeman
Walter
Matt Clark
Roy Purcell
Tim McIntire
Huey Rauch
Richard Ward
Abraham Cook
Jon Van Ness
Zaranska
M. Emmet Walsh
C.P. Woodward
Albert Salmi
Rory Poke
Linda Haynes
Carol
Everett McGill
Eddie Caldwell
Val Avery
Wendel
Ron Frazier
Burl Willets
David Harris
Duane Spivey
Joe Spinell
Floyd Birdwell
James Keane
Pinky
Konrad Sheehan
Glenn Elwood
Roy Poole
Dr. Gregory
Nathan George
Leon Edwards
Don Blakely
Jerome Boyd
Lee Richardson
Warden Renfro
John McMartin
Senator Charles Hite
Alex Brown
Fenway Park
John Chappell
Captain Cleaves
Brent Jennings
Mr. Clarence
Harry Groener
Dr. Campbell
William Newman
Dunfield
Noble Willingham
Dr. Fenster
Wilford Brimley
Rogers
Jane Cecil
Bea Williams
Ebbe Roe Smith
Pavitch
Young Hwa Han
Leonard Ng
Vic Polizos
Billy Baylock
Jack O'Leary
Floor Walker
James Dukas
Oafish Rankman
J.C. Quinn
Barber
Jerry Mayer
Barber
Ivy Featherstone
Peterson
Kent Broadhurst
Whitley
Hazen Gifford
Partridge
Elane Rower Richardson
Mrs. Renfro
John R. Glover
Ackroyd
Bill McNulty
Richards
Linda Milligan
Female Reporter
Rob Garrison
Pretty Boy
James E. Fraunfelter Jr.
Barracks Trusty
Ritch Brinkley
Gate Guard Ruben
David E. Williams
Rank Server
E.J. Pearcy
Transfer Guard
J.K. Mahle
Bus Driver
Vivian P. Bass
Waitress
Greg Martin
Trusty
Philip E. Combs
Young Reporter
Richard L. Denny
State Trooper
Michael Holiday
Gate Trusty
Nick Baldasare
Prisoner with Shovel
Allison Caine
(uncredited) (voice)
Gary Jones
Investigative Reporter
Monty Jordan
Inmate Wrangler
Rob Liotti
Prisoner (uncredited)
Hank Salas
Inmate in Chow Line
Did you know?
Trivia
Second major prison picture of director Stuart Rosenberg who had previously helmed the classic Cool Hand Luke (1967).
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This film's shooting schedule went over-time and consequently actor Robert Redford had to start work on his directorial debut Ordinary People (1980) with very little time at all between projects.
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The film's closing epilogue states: "Two years after Henry Brubaker was fired -- 24 inmates, led by Richard "Dickie" Coombes, brought suit against Wakefield Prison. The court ruled that the treatment of prisoners at Wakefield was unconstitutional and ordered the prison be reformed and closed. The governor was not re-elected".
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Goofs
After leaving the prison board meeting, while speaking with Lillian Gray in the Hilton Inn parking lot, Brubaker claims to have locked his keys in the car. Lillian Gray then opens an unlocked passenger-side door (humiliating Brubaker). At the conclusion of a previous scene, when Brubaker is leaving for the prison board meeting, an angry Dickie Coombes slammed his hand down on the passenger side door, locking it (the camera is focused on this action).
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The movie is suppose to take place in Arkansas. However on the vehicles, you can clearly see the OHIO license plates displayed. The movie was filmed about 3 miles west of Juction City, Ohio.
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At the end, when the car is leaving the prison, the grass around is violently shaking revealing the helicopter carrying the camera.
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Quotes
C.P. Woodward: I'm not in the construction business for my health.
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Henry Brubaker: What happened? What happened to your eye?
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Henry Brubaker: That's murder they're talking about in there. And if they condone it, how are you gonna turn around and tell these guys why they're locked up?
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Photos from cast
Jane Alexander