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.
The punishment, conditions, corruption, and violence within the prison, depicted in this film, based on the Tucker State Prison Farm and Cummins State Prison Farm prison scandal, became the subject of the common law case of Holt v. Sarver (Arkansas)... ...
Tower number 3 - who'm I looking at? He's looking at me.
Richard 'Dickie' Coombes: Up there, you got Douglass Mizell.
Henry Brubaker: Who the hell is Doug Mizell?
Richard 'Dickie' Coombes: He's a forger. Three times grand theft.
Henry Brubaker: I want a rundown on everybody that's got tower duty. I-
Richard 'Dickie' Coombes: I do believe that's Purcell's ...
In a restaurant scene, a Conn's Potato Chip sales display can be seen. Conn's are only made and sold in Ohio, not Arkansas.
$2,748,079 (USA) (22 June 1980)
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