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 character of English (played by Paul Benjamin
) is based on Alcatraz prisoner Clarence Carnes. In real life, Carnes was a dark-skinned Choctaw Indian, not African-American. See more
The Mount Sutro Tower (breaking ground in 1971 and completed in 1972) is pictured in the movie's opening sequence while at the same time on-screen text indicates the plot year to be 1960. See more
Is something burning?
What? I don't smell nothing.
It must be my imagination. Working nights really gets to you.
You should try it from my side.
D Block Blues
By Gilbert Thomas Jr. See more