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Brubaker (1980)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,121,708Details
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Robert Redford stars in this potent drama 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 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.


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Critics FreshAudience Upright
75% - Fresh
74% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 20th, 1980 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: May 7th, 2013 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 131 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

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Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,766 $2,748,079 Jun 20, 1980 3


   Henry Brubaker
Wilford Brimley    Rogers
Noble Willingham    Dr. Fenster
Val Avery    Wendel
Everett McGill    Eddie Caldwell
Yaphet Kotto    Richard 'Dickie' Coombes
David Keith    Larry Lee Bullen
M. Emmet Walsh    C.P. Woodward
Morgan Freeman    Walter, Solitary Inmate

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DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1980/06/20 3 $2,748,079   594 $4,626   $2,748,079 3

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