Director Sydney Pollack introduces Papillon (1973) for TCM's The Essentials.
Steve McQueen plays Henri Charriere, one of the few prisoners to escape from Devil's Island in Papillon (1973) co-starring Dustin Hoffman.
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- Released: 1973
- Rating: PG
- Review: A grim, authentically brutal film about the escape of notorious French felon Henri "Papillon" Charriere (Steve McQueen) from the supposedly inescapable prison fortress of Devil's Island. The story begins in the streets of Marseilles in the 1930s, with Fren… (more)
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