When new prison warden Henry Brubaker (Robert Redford) goes undercover in a state penitentiary, he's horrified by what he sees: Prisoners are being sold as slaves, and decent food can't be obtained without cold, hard cash. Brubaker sets out to improve the system, but the more he reforms, the more enemies he makes among the townspeople who've benefited from the corruption. Soon, he's in a heap of trouble -- and no one seems willing to help him.
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- Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, Murray Hamilton, David Keith, Morgan Freeman, Matt Clark, Tim McIntire, Jon Van Ness, Richard Ward, M. Emmet Walsh, Albert Salmi, Everett McGill, Val Avery, David Harris, Joe Spinell, Roy Poole, Don Blakely, Brent Jennings, Harry Groener, William Newman, Noble Willingham, Wilford Brimley, Ebbe Roe Smith, Rob Garrison
- Stuart Rosenberg
- This movie is
- DVD and streaming
- 1981 Academy Award®
- Best Writing Original Screenplay nominee
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailers; TV spots.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it