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?
As outlined in the lore of the prison and also included in the film's script, over twenty-nine years, there were only ever fourteen escape attempts made at Alcatraz Prison. Of the thirty-nine men involved, twenty-six were captured, seven were shot dead, three drowned, and three were never heard of again. It is these three prison escapees to which this movie is the subject of. 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
Tell me, you stopped killing white people?
Well, next time I wouldn't turn my back on ya.
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