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?
Director Don Siegel
had previously visited the Alcatraz Prison when it was still operational in order to do research for his earlier film Riot in Cell Block 11
(1954) made and released about twenty-five years earlier. 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
Tell me, you stopped killing white people?
Well, next time I wouldn't turn my back on ya.
Referenced in The 10th Kingdom
D Block Blues
By Gilbert Thomas Jr. See more