Punishment Park (1971)

Director
Peter Watkins

Main cast
Carmen Argenziano; Scott Turner; Patrick Boland; Kent Foreman; Luke Johnson

Genres
Drama, Thriller

Description
In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in Punishment Park, where they will be hunted for sport by federal authorities. The prisoners invariably choose the latter option, but learn that, between the desert heat and the brutal police officers, their chances of survival are slim.


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