Papillon

Rated PG 150 minutes 1973

Convicted murderer Henri Charriere (Steve McQueen), known as "Papillon" for his butterfly chest tattoo, is transported to French Guiana to serve his sentence in a work camp. Determined to escape, Papillon forms an unlikely relationship with the frail but notorious forger Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman), who reluctantly joins in the attempt. Despite the harshness of solitary confinement, brutal conditions and constant threats of betrayal, Papillon leads a desperate escape off the island.

Film Credits

Director: Franklin Schaffner

Writer: Henri Charrière, Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple Jr.

Producer: Robert Dorfmann, Robert O. Kaplan, Ted Richmond and Franklin Schaffner

Cast: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe, Robert Deman, Woodrow Parfrey, Bill Mumy, George Coulouris, Ratna Assan, William Smithers, Gregory Sierra, Barbara Morrison, Ellen Moss, Don Hanmer and Dalton Trumbo

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