Papillon -- Matt Lawson (28) a butcher by trade has been seeing a court-ordered psychiatrist for the past three months to help him deal with his sudden bouts of anger. However, in the process of going to see his doctor he notices a beautiful young girl, Penelope Fontaine (22). She is always sitting in a park outside the Doctor's eating her lunch and looking out at passersby. She is radiant and draws in Matt. Her beauty captives Matt and she unknowingly becomes part of his court-ordered sessions. Soon the discussions turn to obsession which end in murder.
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Academy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman ("Rain Man," "Tootsie") and Steve McQueen ("The Getaway," "Bullitt") star in this superb but brutal prison film about two convicts on Devil's Island and one's determination to escape, despite the odds. One of the year's top box-office hits!
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