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?
The boat bringing Morris to Alcatraz in the very beginning of the movie (M/V Warden Johnston, named after the first warden of Alcatraz) was actually used to transport prisoners to and from Alcatraz and was not a mock-up. The boat was built by prisoners in McNeil Island in Washington for this specific purpose, and was used for much of the time Alcatraz was in service as a prison. The makers of the movie borrowed the Johnston from the Sea Scout crew who was operating her at the time (Sea Scout Ship #145, based in Redwood City, CA). Gary Warren
, who is listed in the credits as a guard, was in fact the boat operator, and was also the leader of the Scout crew at the time. See more
Frank Morris' bed is on the right side of the cell in some scenes, and on the left in others. See more
Sometimes I think that's all this place is. One... long... count. The prisoners count the hours, the bulls count the prisoners and the king bulls count the counts.
D Block Blues
By Gilbert Thomas Jr. See more