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Breakout is a 1975 action film starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Robert Duvall, John Huston, Sheree North and Randy Quaid.


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  • 2 Cast
  • 3 Production notes
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Harris Wagner (Huston) frames Jay Wagner (Duvall). In order to keep him silent, Jay is incarcerated in a Mexican prison.

Jay's wife Ann (Ireland) is unhappy at this turn of events and hires a pilot in Brownsville, Texas, Nick Colton (Bronson), to fly into the prison and rescue her husband.


  • Charles Bronson as Nick Colton
  • Robert Duvall as Jay Wagner
  • Jill Ireland as Ann Wagner
  • John Huston as Harris Wagner
  • Randy Quaid as Hawk Hawkins
  • Sheree North as Myrna

Production notes[edit][]

The film was inspired by an actual event. A pilot, Vasilios Basil Choulos, flew a helicopter into a Mexican prison and assisted a prisoner in a daring escape. That prisoner, Joel David Kaplan, claimed to have been framed and was serving a 28-year sentence.