GenreCrime, Drama, Thriller Story byFrank Elli CountryUnited States
Release date1969 (1969) WriterFrank Elli (novel), James Poe CastGene Hackman (Red Fraker), Jim Brown (Cully Briston), Mike Kellin (Bugsy), Gerald S. O'Loughlin (Grossman) Similar moviesCowboys & Aliens, Son of a Gun, Sucker Punch, A Prophet, In Hell, Chasers
TaglineThey exploded the ugliest riot in prison history to cover their dangerous, desperate break for freedom.
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Riot is a 1969 American drama film directed by Buzz Kulik and starring Gene Hackman and Jim Brown.
While the warden (real-life warden Frank A. Eyman) of a state prison is away, the isolation block erupts and 35 of the most violent criminals (led by Gene Hackman) stage a riot and take over their portion of the prison. Cully Briston (Jim Brown), in for five years and awaiting his eventual parole, wants no part of the riot. He impulsively gets involved, defending a prison guard and protecting him from the maniacs in the block.
Jim Brown as Cully Briston
Gene Hackman as Red Fraker
Mike Kellin as Bugsy
Gerald S. O'Loughlin as Grossman
Ben Carruthers as Surefoot
Clifford David as Mary Sheldon
The film is based on a non-fiction novel by Frank Elli, which chronicled an actual riot that took place in an Arizona prison.
In addition to using real-life warden Frank A. Eyman, the production utilized a number of real-life prisoners as extras.
The film was partially shot at the Yuma Territorial Prison.
The film was given a theatrical release in the United States by Paramount Pictures in 1969.
The film was given a belated release on VHS by Paramount Home Video in 1993.
The film was sub-licensed to Olive Films by Paramount and released on DVD by in 2010.