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