"Let the character actors lay out the plot. Then, when there's something important to say, you say it, and people will listen."
These are the sorts of details a lot of screenwriters and producers might instinctively tone down, or omit altogether, on the assumption audiences would find them too far-fetched and 'movie-like', despite the fact they were true.
Imagine a historically-based 1974 Canadian update of 1972’s Chato’s Land, only concerned more with atmosphere than melodrama, minus the gang rape and graphic torture.
Breakout opens with slow-motion gunshot wounds and, during the film's climactic action sequence, ends with this...which looks even gorier on this new, highly vivid Blu-ray presentation.
The terrorist plot in the movie's perpetrated by a maniacal Stalinist, instead of the usual "inside job" CIA conspirators whose nefarious shenanigans movie audiences were usually treated to throughout the Seventies and Eighties.