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|
|Production Company||:||Solar Productions, Allied Artists Pictures, Corona-General|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Franklin J. Schaffner|
|Writers||:||Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Henri Charrière|
|Casts||:||Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe, Robert Deman, Woodrow Parfrey, Bill Mumy, George Coulouris, Ratna Assan, William Smithers, Val Avery, Gregory Sierra, Vic Tayback, Mills Watson, Len Lesser|
|Plot Keywords||:||prison, escape from prison, devil's island|
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.