From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Riot (1969, USA) is a Crime-Drama film directed by Buzz Kulik.


Main Details

  • Released on January 15, 1969 (New York City)
  • Color
  • Running time: 96 minutes
  • Production Co.: William Castle Productions
  • Distribution Co.: Paramount Pictures
  • Directed by Buzz Kulik
  • Written by James Poe, from Frank Elli's novel
  • Starring: Jim Brown, Gene Hackman, Mike Kellin

Plot Summary

  • A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison.


  • Freedom ... by any means necessary.
  • They exploded the ugliest riot in prison history to cover their dangerous, desperate break for freedom.
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