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!
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The Paramount Pictures studio had to spend quite a large amount of money in maintenance, re-fitting and refurbishment costs on the prison. This totalled around US $500,000 (half a million dollars). A great deal of expense and work was required to restore the prison to its 1963 state. Fifteen miles of cable were required to reconnect the island to the city's electricity, much of the wiring having corroded. Many of the improvements were kept intact after the film. For the shoot, water-soluble, removable and peelable paint and other temporary camouflages was put over paintings and graffiti painted there by Native American Indians. They had once occupied the island as a political process and the material was of a heritage nature. After filming, the paint had to be carefully removed so the markings could be visually recovered. See more
When Wolf goes at Frank Morris with a knife in the yard the fight scene shows Wolfs hat mysteriously disappearing and then reappearing. See more
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