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Status: Released

Runtime: 98

Budget: -

Revenue: -

Language: en

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Release Info

  • 1947-06-30

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Alternative Titles

  • Forza Bruta
  • Zelle R 17 Brute Force
Content Score: 100


6.5/10 (7 votes)


Prison inmates revolt against a sadistic guard.


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Director: Jules Dassin

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Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster
as Joe Collins

Hume Cronyn

Hume Cronyn
as Capt. Munsey

Charles Bickford

Charles Bickford
as Gallagher

Yvonne De Carlo

Yvonne De Carlo
as Gina Ferrara

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A review by John Chard

Prison Noir!

This is Westgate Penitentiary, the Warden is a weak man, the prison is practically run by the cruel and highly ambitious Captain Munsey. But the prisoners are no walk overs, they deal their own justice to those that don't tow the line, tired and fed up of mistreatment, and fuelled by the Munsey influenced suicide of a popular inmate, the prisoners, led by big Joe Collins, plot a break out, the fear of failure not even an option.

Brute Force is a cracking moody picture directed with innovation by Jules Dassin and starring Burt Lancaster (brilliant as Joe Collins), Hume Cronyn... read the rest.