Punishment Park Poster

Release Date: November 29th, 2003

DVD Release Date: November 22nd, 2005

R|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in Punishment Park, where they will be hunted for sport by federal authorities. The prisoners invariably choose the latter option, but learn that, between the desert heat and the brutal police officers, their chances of survival are slim.

Cast: Paul Alelyanes, Carmen Argenziano, Stan Armsted, Harold Beaulieu, Jim Bohan, Kerry Cannon

Director: Peter Watkins

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Chartwell

Distributors: Canyon Cinema

Keywords: Judge, Pursuit, Prison, 1970s, Escape, Underdog