Fortune and Men's Eyes (1971)

Fortune and Men's Eyes


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Based on the play by John Herbert, this grim film illustrates the horror and brutality of prison life when young Canadian Smitty (Wendell Burton) is sent to jail after he is caught with marijuana in his possession. Once in prison, Smitty must either submit to the sexual desires of one inmate, or be a prime rape target for the other prisoners.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
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Written By: John Herbert
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On DVD: Nov 18, 1992


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Time Out
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