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MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Thriller
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

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.

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 , Franklin J. Schaffner
Writers :
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