Stars: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, Murray Hamilton
Genre: Crime, Drama
Rating: R
Runtime: 131 minutes

Through solid dramatic impact and global exposure on cable TV, Brubaker gradually joined the ranks of all-time best prison movies. While preparing to direct Ordinary People, Robert Redford brought his considerable star power to bear on his title rol… more »

I got picked up for vagrancy - a misdemeanor. Next morning, the toilet's broke clean off the damn wall. There's six men in the cell, and they stick me with destruction of city property over $50. Felony number three.

Habitual. That judge gives you life for a toilet.

Yeah, or give me the toilet for life. Same difference. Anyhow; here I am shoveling sh*t for dead men.

Instead, how'd you like to be a trustee, and run my motorpool?

Mr. Brubaker, I've been studying you since you first come in. And it's come clear to me that you are one weird f***ing individual. I ain't got you figgered out yet - whether you're a good thing or a bad one.

Does that mean you'll run my motorpool?

[whistles] Wear them khakis? Get me a guitar? Be the warden's new boy?

No, you're smarter than that.

The whole world's f***ed up, Mr. Brubaker. Ain't no use.

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