November 14 - 18, 2015
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Free for members, $5 regular admission
Dalton Trumbo’s last feature film credit is this prison-break potboiler staring Steve McQueen as a convicted murderer sentenced to an island work camp where, despite brutal conditions, solitary confinement, and betrayal by his fellow inmates, he forms a desperate plan of escape.
Trumbo not only appears in a cameo as the prison camp commandant, but partly based the character of notorious forger Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman) on himself.
- Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
- Principal Cast: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe, Robert Deman, Billy Mumy
- Country: USA
- Year: 1973
- Running Time: 150 minutes