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?
"The Rock" is the common nick-name for the Alcatraz Prison both in real life and in popular culture, the term is used both in this picture and in other movies such as The Rock
(1996) where it is also the film's title. See more
When Frank Morris smuggles the metal wedge through the detector, there is an oscilloscope connected to the detector loop that was not made until the 1970s. See more
[examining Frank's accordion
Been playing this thing long?
Couple of months.
You any good?
You'll get better. That's one of the benefits of Alcatraz - lots of time to practice.
Referenced in He Got Game
D Block Blues
By Gilbert Thomas Jr. See more