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Escape from Alcatraz

Cast

Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau View All


Crew

Don Siegel (Director), Richard Tuggle (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jun. 22nd, 1979
Runtime: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud, was only broken once - by three men never heard of again.
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Jack1
There's also a great deal of acting ability, with Eastwood turning in one of his best performances ever as high-IQ prison escapee Frank Morris, and Patrick McGoohan performing well as the malicious prison warden.
spudracer
Escape From Alcatraz is a movie based on the only escape to ever occur at the isolated island prison.
JayDee
While Eastwood and his partners in the breakout plan are fairly straightforward, the rest of the cast is filled out with a series of colourful characters; from the sadistic warden to Morris' fellow inmates such as Doc, a gifted painter with nothing to keep him going when his hobby is taken away from him; English, a bitter black librarian who becomes a friend and protector to Morris; Wolf, Morris' sadistic would-be 'suitor' and Litmus, a kindly old inmate who keeps his pet mouse with him at all times.


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