A group of inmates attempt a daring escape from the notorious Alcatraz prison island, from which no-one had managed to escape before. Based on a true story. Written by
No one has ever escaped from Alcatraz... And no one ever will!
Did You Know?
As outlined in the lore of the prison and also included in the film's script, over twenty-nine years, there were only ever fourteen escape attempts made at Alcatraz Prison. Of the thirty-nine men involved, twenty-six were captured, seven were shot dead, three drowned, and three were never heard of again. It is these three prison escapees to which this movie is the subject of. See more
Position of Butts' arms change as he squeezes through the vent hole of his cell during the escape sequence. See more
How you doing neighbor? I'm Charlie Butts.
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