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PG| 2 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Convicted murderer Henri Charriere (Steve McQueen), known as "Papillon" for his butterfly chest tattoo, is transported to French Guiana to serve his sentence in a work camp. Determined to escape, Papillon forms an unlikely relationship with the frail but notorious forger Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman), who reluctantly joins in the attempt. Despite the harshness of solitary confinement, brutal conditions and constant threats of betrayal, Papillon leads a desperate escape off the island.

Cast: Steve McQueen , Dustin Hoffman , Victor Jory , Don Gordon , Anthony Zerbe , Robert Deman , Woodrow Parfrey , Bill Mumy

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: CBS/Fox, Columbia Tristar

Papillon (1973)

Release Date: December 16th, 1973|2 hr. 30 min.

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  • February 27, 2014 GOLF PRO
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    What a wonderful movie. The acting of Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman were not rewarded properly. They are at the top of their class in this flik. This movie should be an "essential". They belong in the same breath as Spencer Tracy, Gary Cooper,John Wayne, Lawrence Oliver, Fredrick March, Marlon B

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