R | | Crime, Drama
The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
Based on the real-life efforts of former prison administrator Thomas O. Murton to reform Tucker and Cummins Prison Farms in Arkansas in 1967-68. The film was based on the 1969 book, "Accomplices to the Crime: The Arkansas Prison Scandal" by Murton and Joe Hyams. Murton also... ...
Roy. Roy. Do I get the desk job?
Roy Purcell: You want a desk job, huh? I got a desk job for ya.
Roy Purcell: Spell "opthamology".
Roy Purcell: Say WHAT?
Roy Purcell: Jesus.
When Brubaker is eating a '70s-style TV dinner, multiple items change position/orientation in successive cuts. Specifically, the Tar-Tar sauce jar (closed/opened) and the bag of vegetables (changes position).
$2,748,079 (USA) (22 June 1980)