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Director: Stuart Rosenberg     Starring: Robert Redford
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40219407
UPC: 024543075387
UPC 14: 00024543075387
Rating: Game Rating Code
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One man against a cruel system.
Starring Robert Redford, this potent drama is based on the real life story of Tom Murton, the prison superintendent who rocked Arkansas politics when he exposed scandalous abuses and murders in a state prison. Posing as a new prisoner, Brubaker (Redford) discovers vast corruption in a state penitentiary before revealing himself to be the new warden. His personal crusade to bring reform puts him in grave danger, especially when he insists on exposing a series of secret murders that took place years earlier. Powerful and disturbing, Brubaker won acclaim for its gritty realism and Oscar-nominated screenplay.

"...a solid, mid-career performance by Redford.  Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"The film is a good one, especially for its examination of zealotry and the politics of compromise.  Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Health

Editor's Note
When Brubaker (Robert Redford) comes to a small state prison to be its new warden, he's horrified by what he sees. Prisoners are sold as slaves, and even decent food can't be obtained without cold, hard cash. So the enraged warden tries to set matters right...but the more he reforms, the more enemies he makes with the townspeople who have benefitted from the corruption. Soon Brubaker's in big trouble--and it looks as if no one is powerful enough to help. This powerful drama received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/14/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 130 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2007540
Video UPC UPC: 00024543075387
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info David Keith
Video Cast Info Jane Alexander
Video Cast Info Murray Hamilton
Video Cast Info Robert Redford
Video Cast Info Yaphet Kotto
Video Cast Info Joe Hyams - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Bruno Nuytten - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Stuart Rosenberg - Director
Video Cast Info Robert Brown - Editor
Video Cast Info Lalo Schifrin - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Ron Sliverman - Producer
Video Cast Info J. Michael Riva - Production Designer
Video Cast Info W.D. Richter - Writer


Oscar (1981)
   Video Award Name W.D. Richter, Arthur A. Ross, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...[BRUBAKER] looks and sounds authentic..." 06/20/1980 p.C8

Sight and Sound
"[H]andsomely made..." 12/01/2004 p.74-5

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Redford,Robert
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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