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Steve McQueen Steve McQueen
Henri 'Papillon' Charriere
Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman
Louis Dega
Victor Jory Victor Jory
Indian Chief
Don Gordon Don Gordon
Anthony Zerbe Anthony Zerbe
Robert Deman Robert Deman
Woodrow Parfrey Woodrow Parfrey
Bill Mumy Bill Mumy

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Dalton Trumbo Dalton Trumbo
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Lorenzo Semple Jr. Lorenzo Semple Jr.


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10 years, 1 month ago at Jun 29 6:22
1 vote
This was actually far better then I thought it would be. Great acting by Steve McQueen who played such a tireless character, especially when it came to the solitary part of the movie.
This is a definite classic.

A very good movie

2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 5 8:26
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I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, I was really impressed. Indeed, it is definitely one of the best movies in this genre and, in fact, I do believe it is one of the best movies involving McQueen. I mean, sure, you could argue that the whole thing was barely original but I ... read more
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Description: Celebrated as Papillon - after the intricate butterfly tattoo emblazoned on his chest - petty criminal Henri Charriere (Steve McQueen) is framed for murder and transported for life to the penal colony of French Guiana. Imprisoned on infamous Devil's Island, Papillon is obsesssed with the idea of freedom. Together with fellow prisoner Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman) he ceaselessly works on a means to escape, his spirit refusing to be broken by the savage and humiliating treatment of their captors. Based on a true story. ... (more)
Release date: 20 December 1973
UPC: 012569083226
Tags: Drama (18), Prison (13), 1973 (12), Crime (10), Adventure (9), Escape (9), 1970s (9), Island (7), Nun (6), Execution (6), Jail (6), South America (5), Based On Novel (5), Fugitive (4), Sniper (4), Biography (4), Corporal Punishment (3), Raft (3), French (3), Penal Colony (3)
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