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?
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 cell occupied by Frank's blockmate Charlie Butts. See more
I'm Litmus. Like Litmus paper. When it gets cold, my face gets blue. And when it's hot, my face gets red.
Referenced in The Shawshank Redemption
D Block Blues
By Gilbert Thomas Jr. See more