• Brubaker (1980)


Release Date: 1980

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 2003

R |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

Posing as an inmate at a small Arkansas prison, the new warden of the penitentiary, Henry Brubaker (Robert Redford), witnesses firsthand the corruption and abuse inflicted upon the prisoners by the staff. After revealing his true identity, Brubaker brings much-needed reform to the prison with the help of supporters Dickie Coombes (Yaphet Kotto) and Lillian Gray (Jane Alexander). Yet when the benefactors of the old corrupt system are threatened by the changes, Brubaker's battles really begin.

Cast: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, Murray Hamilton, David Keith, Morgan Freeman, Matt Clark, Tim McIntire

Director: Stuart Rosenberg

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest, 1980s, Rivalry, Small town, Doctor, Dark, Mystery, Prison, Gritty, Investigation


Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)