The true story of three inmates who attempt a daring escape from the infamous prison island Alcatraz. Although no-one had managed to escape before, bank robber Frank Morris masterminded this elaborately detailed and, as far as anyone knows, ultimately successful, escape. In 29 years, this seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud, was only broken once by three inmates never heard of again. Written by
No one has ever escaped from Alcatraz... And no one ever will!
Did You Know?
The Warden, who is never named during the film, at one point refers to his "predecessors, Wardens Johnston and Blackwell." Warden Blackwell was the actual warden at the time of Frank Lee Morris
's escape, and this script reference was clearly done to avoid legal trouble. See more
Frank Morris sticks a mirror out of his cell to spot the guard, but the angle he's holding it at is for the benefit of the camera. He can only see the back of the mirror. See more
How you doing neighbor? I'm Charlie Butts.
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