Escape From Alcatraz

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Paramount Pictures / The Malpaso Company Released 1979

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Director:
Don Siegel
Released:
1979
Rating:
PG

Escape from Alcatraz is a thriller film directed by Don Siegel that focuses on one of the most notorious and unbelievable escapes from the supposedly inescapable maximum security prison, Alcatraz Island. Built as a military fortification, the island is over a mile away from the shore of San Francisco, California, Alcatraz had yet to have a prisoner successfully make it out of its walls without being captured, shot, or killed in the sea. It did not take long though before the intelligent bank robber Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood) experienced the crueler side of the escape-proof prison with the cruel threats of the warden (Patrick McGoohan) and the violent and harsh attitudes of the other prisoners. With the planning and help of brothers John (Fred Ward) and Clarence Anglin (Jack Thibeau), the three put together one of the most elaborate and plausible escape routes out of the island, utilizing the tools they had on hand, soap, concrete, and lots of time to make it out without capture. Escape from Alcatraz is based on the non-fiction book Escape from Alcatraz: Farewell to the Rock by J. Campbell Bruce.

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