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!
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agreed to play the lead role as long as Don Siegel
would operate under Eastwood's Malpaso Company. Siegel stipulated that the picture be "A Siegel Film" and went on to buy the film rights for US $100,000. A rift then allegedly arose between long-time friends Eastwood and Siegel. The latter allowed the movie to be a Malpaso/Siegel production but took the film to rival studio Paramount Pictures (Eastwood by this time was a regular at Warner Brothers). As such, though the rift between Eastwood and Siegel was reconciled, this movie became the fifth and final collaboration between the pair. See more
Frank Morris' bed is on the right side of the cell in some scenes, and on the left in others. See more
What movie is playing this week?
Some cowboy piece of shit.
[goes into Italian-American voice
'ey, least dey could show was a gangsta movie!
I may have found a way out of here.
[the group stops and stares at him
Referenced in Bros Before Hos
D Block Blues
By Gilbert Thomas Jr. See more