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 dangerous escape down the prison wall and into the water was performed without stunt doubles. It was performed by Clint Eastwood
, Fred Ward
, and Jack Thibeau
, the latter two were cast in the film partially due to their athletic ability. Director 'Don Siegel (I)' twice thought that he had lost his actors to the treacherous currents. See more
In the scene where Doc is painting in the prison yard, the spots of wet paint on the left-hand side of the canvas change. Doc and Frank are having a conversation - the shots showing Frank speaking do not show the canvas for the most part, while the ones that show Doc speaking do. The wet spots increase and decrease in size and number every time the canvas is shown. See more
What's your name kid?
Charley's Butt? Hahahah, you got a pretty friggin' funny name kid.
Oh yeah? What's yours?
Referenced in Psych: 9 Lives
D Block Blues
By Gilbert Thomas Jr. See more