A guilt-ridden wife hires Bronson to free the husband she helped get imprisoned in Mexico for 28 years at hard labor. Only a desperate attempt with a helicopter holds any hope for success. — Genre: Feature Film-Action/Adven... more »ture
"Being a big Charles Bronson fan, i consider this to be among one of his best movies. The usually tight lipped quite guy is actually very colorful and alive in this action packed thriller. What a great cast also that are along for the ride Robert Duvall, Jull Ireland, Randy Quaid, Sheere North and even John Houston. Also, Another great score by Jerry Goldsmith. The real winner here is Bronson's performance.
Well for the DVD? it is barebones not even a trailer and although i would have loved to see some extras on this, chances of that happening are very remote. The biggest joy is to finally have this in the widescreen format 2.35:1 after countless years of watching the lousy pan and scan versions on video and laserdisc, this is a real treat to have and a MUST own for bronson fans."
Action-packed Bronson time-filler
Kenneth M. Pizzi | San Mateo, CA United States | 07/20/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Typical Bronson actioner where he plays a gun for hire using a helicopter to get American businessman, Robert Duvall, out of a Mexican prison. Randy Quaid plays Bronson's assistant, and Bronson's then real-life wife, Jill Ireland, plays the wife of Duvall desperate to get her husband out. Director Tom Gries also directed the highly acclaimed western, "Will Penny" in 1968.
Made in 1975, this was a signature Bronson film that unfortunately typecast this highly talented actor who was unusually adept at a variety of roles as his wide body of work in film and television and in both the USA and abroad would attest. After these films, Bronson would later star in the highly-successful "Death Wish" series of film for which he is probably most known.
This film's action sequences, especially the helicopter rescue, will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat."
LIFE IMITATING ART
Gregory Saffady | Michigan | 12/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When BREAKOUT was released in 1975, it was shown at Jackson State Prison (Michigan). Several days later, someone tried to break an inmate out of the prison using a helicopter. Unlike the film it failed. But another classic example of life imitating art. The prisoners would have been better off trying to get an imitation of Sheree North in (the)black lingerie (sequence). BREAKOUT is yet again another enjoyable Bronson time waster, not of the caliber of his work with Michael Winner, but still worth a look. The Jerry Goldsmith score is first rate as expected."
Action and fast paced
John A. Malagrin | Baltimore, USA | 01/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
A must buy for Charles Bronson fans. His real wife, Jill Ireland, is just so beautiful. Robert Duvall, Sheree North, and Randy Quaid greatly support Bronson in this "breakout" tale of Bronson and company rescuing Duvall from a Mexican jail, for a crime he did not commit. There is action, humor, action, and great tension and drama in this movie."
Bronson's slang is enough to buy this!
Champion 51 | Pikeville, KY | 07/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bronson, the only man who could take Chuck Norris in a fight, is at his best in this one. Hilarious quotes from Bronson help make up the differences in a thin plot. If you love Bronson, you need this one."