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?
Morris' (Clint Eastwood
) disorientation after being released from solitary confinement is based on actual inmate behavior. One ex-convict who served on Alcatraz said of time in solitary, "You either came out a man, or something less." See more
When Wolf goes at Frank Morris with a knife in the yard the fight scene shows Wolfs hat mysteriously disappearing and then reappearing. See more
But he came at me!
I said, D-Block!
Followed by Out of Alcatraz
D Block Blues
By Gilbert Thomas Jr. See more