Papillon (1973)

7.7/10 by 332 users

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Release Date:December 13, 1973
MPAA Rating:15
Genres:Crime, Drama
Production Company:Solar Productions, Allied Artists Pictures, Corona-General
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Franklin J. Schaffner
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Plot Keywords:prison, escape from prison, devil's island
  • May I never have to go to the pen
    May 27, 2000
    Terrifying film dealing with life in prison. Not just any prison, but one way off to itself with few fellow human beings around. I think this was McQueen's finest film ever, and perhaps Hoffman's also. I know it has had a lasting effect on me through the years; I have never forgotten the awesome loneliness the prisoners went through. Great picture, thumbs up.