AKA:
Papillón
Release Date:
Dec 16, 1973
MPAA Rating:
PG
Running Time:
2:30
Genre:
Thriller
Director:
Franklin J. Schaffner
Cast:
Steve McQueen Henri ``Papillon'' Charriere
Dustin Hoffman Louis Dega
Victor Jory Indian chief
Don Gordon Julot
Anthony Zerbe Toussaint Leper Colony chief
Robert Deman Maturette
Woodrow Parfrey Clusiot
Bill Mumy Lariot
George Coulouris Dr. Chatal
Ratna Assan Zoraima
William Smithers Warden Barrot
Gregory Sierra Antonio
Barbara Morrison Mother Superior
Ellen Moss Nun (uncredited)
Don Hanmer Butterfly trader
Dalton Trumbo Commandant (uncredited)
Producers:
Robert Dorfmann , Ted Richmond , Franklin J. Schaffner
Writers:
Henri Charrière, Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Language:
English

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Convicted murderer Henri Charriere, 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, 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.

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