Plot – Harry Brubaker, the new director of the Wakefield’s prison, pretends to be a detainee to discover the vices of the penitentiary. He actuates brave reforms and he prosecutes the violent and corrupted people in the administration. However, when he finds out the corpses of some tortured prisoners that were secretly buried, a powerful senator decides to fire him to avoid the dangerous scandal.
All actors – Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, Murray Hamilton, David Keith, Morgan Freeman, Matt Clark, Tim McIntire, Richard Ward, Jon Van Ness, M. Emmet Walsh, Albert Salmishow all
“Brubaker” Quotes 10 quotes
“I'm not in the construction business for my health.”
“Now, I am corrupt - that's right - just like the rest of you. But I am honest about it. Now, you vote for Mr. Clarence, you know exactly what you're getting.”
“- Henry Brubaker: Mess with me now; you're gonna regret it later.
- Richard 'Dickie' Coombes: We don't work this thing out fast, mister, you're not gonna be around later.”
“You can't reform the system if you're not in it.”
“Brubaker, I'm getting ready to tell you something. You were right.”
“- Henry Brubaker: What happened? What happened to your eye?
- Abraham Cook: Oh, got hit.
- Henry Brubaker: With what?
- Abraham Cook: With a baseball bat, a trace chain, and a rope with knots in it.”
“I don't see playing politics with the truth.”