Papillon (1973)

R   |    |  Biography, Crime, Drama


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A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

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  • Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen in Papillon (1973)
  • Dustin Hoffman and Robert Deman in Papillon (1973)
  • Dustin Hoffman in Papillon (1973)
  • Steve McQueen in Papillon (1973)
  • Roberto Leoni in Papillon (1973)
  • Steve McQueen and Gregory Sierra in Papillon (1973)

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Trivia

Dustin Hoffman lost eighteen pounds in preparation for his role as Louis Dega, having gone on a crash diet with a staple food of coconuts.


Quotes

Dega: It seems so desperate. You think it will work?
Papillon: Does it matter?


Goofs

(at around 1h 20 mins) shaving cream pattern changes.


Alternate Versions

The Spanish version has several cuts during the film due to censorship reasons, including scene on Devil's Island. This version also includes a song called "Toi qui regardes la mer" that appears during the end credits with music by and sung by the French singer Nicoletta.


Soundtracks

Ballet Music from Faust
(uncredited)
Music by
Charles Gounod

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Biography | Crime | Drama

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