Synopsis: When the new warden comes in disguised as an inmate, he sees firsthand all the corruption and scams the guards and prison officials are running. When he reveals himself and starts to implement reforms to stop the corruption, the local business community, who had been benefiting from the scams, fights back, and the corrupt prison system starts making political trouble for the new warden.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Stuart Rosenberg
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
131 min

- What do you got?

- Man with a little rabbit in him.

Throw him on.

Those guys with the guns.

- Convicts.

- What the hell are you talking about?

- Wakefield prisoners.

Same as us.

He's not gonna make it.

Take these boys on back.

I'll talk to you later.

One of you cons trying for parole?

Come on. Up. Up.

You guys hit bottom.

Here you go.

In there.

Follow me.

In there.

That's it for you.

Okay, next man.

Let's just take a little off

around the ears.

Cost five to get you

no haircut, Zaranska.

- Two only gets you a crew cut.

- I'll tell you when. You.

F*** it, I can use this on a bed.

It'll all come off then.

Maybe an ear with it.

Hey, man, what happened

to that guy on the bus?

You don't talk to me unless I tell you to.

You hear?



What's it be, my man?

Leave the ears.

I'm getting ready to come on in.

Fresh meat coming in.

Where in the hell's Lamar at?

He don't have the job no more?

What's it look like?

I'm the man in here.

Come on, I'll show you where you sleep.

Rest of you men, grab a blanket,

find some room on the floor.

We talk about beds when somebody

gets out of here or dies.

- Come here.

- Move it down.

Let's go, every other one.

Come on down here.

Let's go, move it on down.

- What the hell you looking at?

- Move on down there.

Come on, let's go.

Come on, move it down.

Come on, move it on down.

F***ing showers.

These goddamn showers

ain't got no hot water.

Let me go! No!

You're over there, buddy. Eat all that.

Come on, boy. What is the matter?

You playing hard to get?

Let go.

No, stop it.

Get your own soap, you understand?

Mr. Caldwell.

Lord, you're getting fat, aren't you?

Stay out of my face, motherf***er.

- Hey, Huey.

- Floyd.

Hey, Huey, how's about that game?

I'm getting ready to be angry, Abraham.

I'm getting ready to be real angry.

Oh, look at her go.

Yeah, she goes up on the inside.

She's still behind her.

And look out. She threw

a left hand at her. Back again.

Tried to lift the bigger gal off her feet.

I'm going up to the house.

New people came in today.

I think they need to go to school,

so run upstairs...

...and show them what the picture is.

When this is over.

Now, Eddie.

Where's my boots?

And she scores two points.

That makes 40.


Coming in, Otis.

Man gonna ride the hide, Otis.

Hey, man, I told you

I ain't have no match, man.

Spivey, they want you

down at the bars, boy.

- Down at the bars, captain?

- You heard me. Now move.

- The bars?

- Goddamn it, I said move!

I ain't got all f***ing night! Now move!

Why the bars, captain?

I didn't do nothing.

I didn't do nothing, captain.

I didn't do nothing.

Now drop them pants and get

on that gate.

But I didn't do nothing.

I didn't do nothing.


- How many licks you recollect that is?

- That's three.

- Three what?

- Three, cap.

- And what's that?!

- Four, cap!

- And what's that?!

- Five!

- Can't hear you!

- Six, cap! Seven, cap!

Eight, cap! Nine, cap!

That's 10, cap! Eleven, cap!

That's 12, cap!

- Hang him up.

- Open the gate, Otis.

What the hell are you looking at?

Pick it up.

Pick it up. Pick it up.

- Moving out.

- Move out.

Let's see you swing them hoes.

All right, you boys, swing them hoes.

Now get in between.

You coming down

to the office today, Captain Renfro?

Because I wrote them letters like you

wanted. Maybe you wanna look at them.

What are we gonna do about my brother?

Give your brother a call.

Tell him I'll send ten boys over.

Wash out his milk machinery

on Tuesday.

Get yourself cleaned up, boy.

- Hey, baby.

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