This story is based on Tom Murton, the real life prison reformer in Arkansas. Brubaker is a prison reform minded warden who uncovers abuse of prisoners and fraud within the prison system. Robert Redford gives a powerful performance as Brubaker. Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander and Morgan Freeman give very good supporting roles. This is a fine movie and should not be missed. It allows one to question what prison life really is like.