The true story of three inmates who attempt a daring escape from the infamous prison, Alcatraz Island. 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?
One of the most popular questions the Alcatraz Prison tour guides get since this movie shot there has been "Which one was Clint Eastwood
's cell?" See more
In the wardens office, when Morris is being briefed by the warden, the camera pulls back to (accidentally) reveal the large hole in the office ceiling. At this point the boom is quite visible. See more
What's your name kid?
Charley's Butt? Hahahah, you got a pretty friggin' funny name kid.
Oh yeah? What's yours?
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