Papillon (1973)

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Director

Frank J. Schaffner

Cast

Steve McQueen as Henri ‘Papillon’ Charriere

Dustin Hoffman as Louis Dega

Don Gordon as Julot

Anthony Zerbe as Toussaint / leper colony chief

Robert Demonas as Andre Maturette

Woodrow Parfrey as Clusiot

Bill Mumy as Lariot

George Coulouris as Dr. Chatal

Writers

Dalton Trumbo (screenplay)

Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay)

Henri Charriere (book)


Summary

Based on the 1969 autobiography by the French convict Henri Charrière, "Papillon" befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence in the South American penal colony on Devil's Island. Together they plan and attempt to escape off the prison island.

Genre

Biography, History, Drama

Released

December 16, 1973

Runtime

2hrs 31min

MPAA

Rated R

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