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Brute Force (Criterion) (1947)

ID: 5243
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Starring: Ann BlythBurt LancasterHume Cronyn
Director: Jules Dassin
Category: DramaSuspense / Thriller
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Video: Standard 1.33:1 B&W
Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: English
Length: 98 mins
Release Date: 2007-04-17
Rental: $ 4.00
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As hard-hitting as its title, Brute Force was the first of Jules Dassin's forays into the crime genre, a prison melodrama that takes a critical look at American society as well. Burt Lancaster is the timeworn Joe Collins, who, along with his fellow inmates, lives under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey (a riveting Hume Cronyn). Only Collins's dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains? Matter-of-fact and ferocious, Brute Force builds to an explosive climax that shows that man's desperation for freedom knows no bounds.



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