Search
Type
Format
Sort
Location

Summary: The epic story of Henri Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, who, in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon's escape.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAP

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE PAP

Summary: Thrilling adventure of imprisonment and escape(s) from a French Guiana prison.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAP

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Papillon 1999

Summary: "Red" Redding is a lifer who knows the ropes at Maine's Shawshank State Prison. New inmate Andy Dufresne is a quiet banker, unjustly convicted of murder. Andy's indomitable will earns Red's friendship and his resourcefulness brings hope and change to the entire prison. Andy is full of surprises--and he saves his best surprise for last.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SHA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Shawshank 2007

Summary: James Gregory is a racist South African guard whose certainties of life are shaken to the core. During a twenty year span, James spent his time as Nelson Mandela's prison warden. Shows the daily application of a major historic abonimation, known as Apartheid, as seen through the eyes of the average White South African. These are 'ordinary' people who are neither heroes nor villains, but obtuse...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA COL

Summary: Set in the Libyan Desert during World War II, British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up "The Hill," a manmade instrument of torture--a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. They are in this military prison because they once defied, rebelled and talked back to their superiors.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HIL

Summary: Young & innocent: Robert is the estranged husband of a beautiful actress with a bad reputation. When he discovers her lifeless body on the beach, he is mistaken for the murderer and soon finds himself on the run, learning that the murder makes for very strange bedfellows.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by BCI Eclipse 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER ALF

Summary: Poland, World War II. Innocent and naive 8-year-old Bruno is bored and restless in his new home. Ignoring his mother, he sets off on an adventure in the woods. He comes across a high fence which separates him from the people he can see through it. Soon he meets a young boy in striped pajamas, and a surprising friendship develops.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BOY PG-13

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BOY

Summary: Based on the memoirs of an imprisoned French resistance leader, this unbelievably taut and methodical marvel follows the fictional Fontaine's single-minded pursuit of freedom, detailing the planning and carrying out of his escape with gripping precision.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MAN

Summary: Inspired by an incredible true story beginning in 1940 when seven prisoners attempt the impossible: escape from a brutal Siberian gulag. Thus begins a treacherous 4,500-mile trek to freedom across the world's most merciless landscapes. They have little food and few supplies. They don't know or trust each other. But together, they must withstand nature at its most extreme. Their humanity is...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WAY

Summary: When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [distributor] 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA RES

Summary: Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAR

Charrière, Henri

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perennial 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365.6 CHA

Moore, Stephen L.

Summary: In late 1944, the Allies invaded the Japanese-held Philippines, and soon the end of the Pacific War was within reach. But for the last 150 American prisoners of war still held on the island of Palawan, there would be no salvation. After years of slave labor, starvation, disease, and torture, their worst fears were about to be realized. On December 14, with machine guns trained on them, they...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MOO

Summary: In Northern Ireland's Maze prison in 1981, 27-year-old Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike to protest the British government's refusal to recognize him and his fellow IRA inmates as political prisoners. A transcedent depiction of what a human being is willing to endure in order to be heard.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2009

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Summary: For Life is a fictional serialised legal and family drama inspired by the life of Isaac Wright, Jr. about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV FOR

Summary: Welcome to Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison or OZ. As run by Tim McManus and overseen by Warden Leo Glenn, Em City is about prisoner rehabilitation over public retribution. No matter how hardened a criminal or killer, whether you're in for a few years or in for life, you have a role to play. Once inside, choose your friends carefully.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV OZ

Summary: Based on the true story of a reform warden who risks his life to replace brutality and corruption with humanity and integrity in a state prison farm.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BRU

Summary: A classic tale of adventure. Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant while cooperating with his comrades in a daring escape.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Voyager Company 1993

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN GRA

Summary: In this fact-based story, a convict is confined to the dungeons of Alcatraz for three years in isolation after a failed escape. When he at last emerges from the total darkness, he's confused, savage, barely human, and he immediately kills the stoolie who ratted on his escape. It's an open-and-shut case of Murder One. But his resolute attorney puts Alcatraz and its sadistic associate warden on...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 1999

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Dando-Collins, Stephen

Summary: "Oflag 64, a World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp based in Schubin, Poland, was speculated to be one of the only POW camps set up exclusively for U.S. Army ground component officers. About 150 American officers lived in the camp in 1943, and by 1945, that number had expanded to 1,500. When the German commandant Colonel Fritz Schneider received orders to march all of his prisoners to west...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 DAN

Summary: Paul, depressed from his recent break-up with Anna, returns home to live with his divorced father and womanizing, slacking younger brother, Jonathan. With little success, his carefree sibling and doting father try to cheer him up with women, wine, and home-cooked meals. When, in the midnight hour, Paul is forced to entertain one of his brother's desperate girlfriends, he begins to realize that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Weinstein Co. Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DAN

Summary: General Irwin, a respected three-star tactician whose career ends in disgrace when he's court martialed and sent to a maximum security military prison, The Castle. Irwin quickly butts heads with the facility's autocratic warden, Colonel Winter, who runs his command with an iron fist, even killing prisoners when he deems it necessary. Irwin rallies his fellow convicts into a rag-tag army and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Home Entertainment 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER LAS

Summary: Texas Ranger Samantha Payne reopens a fifteen-year-old missing person case, and uncovers evidence that suggests that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs. When Scott's estranged son unexpectedly returns home during the investigation, Samantha becomes even more convinced that the Briggs family was involved, and will stop at nothing to discover the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Summary: In a Paris prison cell, five inmates use every ounce of their tenacity and ingenuity in an elaborate attempt to tunnel to freedom. Four of the inmates have been together for awhile in their cell, when Gaspard, the fifth inmate, is added to the cell. The original four inmates must decide if they want to take him into their confidence or not and whether to continue tunneling or not.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Vision Entertainment 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TRO

Back to Top