- Original title
- Running time
- 132 min.
- United States
Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, Morgan Freeman, David Keith, Murray Hamilton, Wilford Brimley, M. Emmet Walsh, Matt Clark, Tim McIntire, Richard Ward, Jon Van Ness, Albert Salmi, Linda Haynes, Everett McGill, Val Avery, Ron Frazier, David Harris, Joe Spinell, James Keane
20th Century Fox
Drama | Prison Drama. Based On A True Story
- Synopsis / Plot
- When the new Warden comes in disguised as an inmate, he sees first hand all the corruption and scams the guards and prison officials and running. When he reveals himself, and starts to implement reforms to stop the corruption, the local community business, who had been benefiting from the scams, fights back, and the corrupt southern prison system, starts making political trouble for the new warden.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
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