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Plot: The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
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A shock to the system
This almost forgotten film should be analyzed today after its unexpected and unimagined possibility of an alternate reality that wasn’t a complete fabrication. The story of a prison warden who wants to change everything that’s wrong in the prison system of his state really happened. “Brubaker” focus on a challenge to a corrupt system that on the surface seems to be doing its service of punishing convicted criminals but also is a vile and dirty business whose purpose is to profit above all costs.
The lead character, played by an unusual and remarkable Robert Redford, is introduced to us as a prisoner who barely speaks but observers everything concerning how inmates are treated by the guards, how the machine works behind bars and the constant brutality of the place. The plot twist to everyone is when he presents himself as the new warden and he sets up a whole reformation on the place, condemning what’s wrong and doing what he believes it’s right. There’s plenty of benefits for the prisoners but the guards and the businessman who always gained advantages with the old administration aren’t happy about this, and that misery and dissatisfaction goes back to the people who hired him, the governor and his staff who now pressure the man to go easy with his work. After all, they are losing a lot of money obtained with frauds and illegal schemes. One man alone means nothing so Brubaker is helped by some inmates and a local authority (Jane Alexander) who is close to the state governor, and will try to convince everyone that Brubaker’s idealism if put to work can be profitable for everyone involved.
Brubaker’s idea isn’t just to denounce the illegal affairs of the state and make budget cuts. He’s more concerned with the way convicted felons are treated, want to stop their exploitation and make the place a safe environment instead of the critical animal factories that don’t punish anyone but is only useful to transform them into bigger monsters whose only fate is either death, or commit more violent crimes or to return to the animal factory again. Sure, this idea is good and valuable but not practical. In the film’s case, it fails because one can’t change a system unless if one being part of it; Brubaker made the terrible mistake of not firing the whole officials team, and those guys still managed to cause harm and work their way behind his back; and the people with the money will always speak higher.
Such idealism wouldn’t work today, that’s sure but it could worth a shot, specially in countries where the private initiative isn’t the option (because politics are having their big time with a failing system that pays them well). Today’s criminal minds are far more worse than the ones from the 1980’s when this was made and they probably wouldn’t leave a place where they could feel as if being on a hotel, practically with the cell keys on their hands, dictating orders like Pablo Escobar did in his “prison” time. But it can be made. And that final image of accomplish given here says everything even though things didn’t turned the way it could.
The film has a fine progression and it’s greatly well acted by Alexander, Redford and heightened by convincing performances from trustworthy character actors Everett McGill, David Keith, Yaphet Kotto, Matt Clark, M. Emmet Walsh, Murray Hamilton and a young Morgan Freeman. “Brubaker” has that rare quality of being dreamy, that enlightening power some movies have in our reality and we want to believe of making a dream possible. To change the world. 8/10
I first saw this movie in 1980 when it came out. Growing up this was one of my very favorite movies. In the beginning when Brubaker sneaks into the prison as an inmate – this is the stuff that kids dream of. Nothing could be more exciting.
Slowed down a bit in the middle but picks up towards the end.
I thought it was a great movie then & after watching it again in 2012 still think it is awesome. Redford is great. Keith is great. Morgan Freeman is great. Well acted by all.
I don’t comment on movies much because all I have to really say is – I like it.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 11 min (131 min)
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Stuart Rosenberg
Writer W.D. Richter (screenplay), W.D. Richter (story), Arthur A. Ross (story), Thomas O. Murton (suggested by), Joe Hyams (suggested by)
Actors Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, Murray Hamilton
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company 20th Century Fox
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm