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The Glass House

1972 1h 32m Drama List
Reviews 79% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
At first, Brian (Clu Gulager) is thrilled to start his new job as a prison guard. But then he encounters an alarming amount of corruption involving the warden and his fellow guards. Meanwhile, an unlikely new inmate arrives: quiet professor Jonathan Paige (Alan Alda), convicted on charges of murder in self-defense. Things look bad for Paige when he runs afoul of Hugo Slocum (Vic Morrow), top dog of the vicious prison gangs. Brian wants to interfere, but the prison staff remains indifferent. Read More Read Less
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dave j Written by Truman Capote starring Alan Alda as Jonathon Paige a teacher who gets sentenced to almost a year in prison for choking a guy only once their expose corruption within the system itself. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Gritty story sees a poli-sci professor sent to jail for manslaughter trying to adjust to prison life and not playing along with the most powerful white inmate. I was surprised how much I liked Alan Alda here, would have liked to see him survive. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Gritty story sees a poli-sci professor sent to jail for manslaughter trying to adjust to prison life and not playing along with the most powerful white inmate. I was surprised how much I liked Alan Alda here, would have liked to see him survive. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Brutal prison drama that rises well above its peers, filmed at the Utah State Prison. New inmate chooses ideals over common sense on the inside. A damning condemnation of a corrupt prison system. Great role for Vic Morrow. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member The high watermark of 70s TV movies. Surprisingly brutal. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis At first, Brian (Clu Gulager) is thrilled to start his new job as a prison guard. But then he encounters an alarming amount of corruption involving the warden and his fellow guards. Meanwhile, an unlikely new inmate arrives: quiet professor Jonathan Paige (Alan Alda), convicted on charges of murder in self-defense. Things look bad for Paige when he runs afoul of Hugo Slocum (Vic Morrow), top dog of the vicious prison gangs. Brian wants to interfere, but the prison staff remains indifferent.
Director
Tom Gries
Producer
Rick Rosenberg, Robert W. Christiansen
Screenwriter
Tracy Keenan Wynn
Production Co
Tomorrow Entertainment
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 32m
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