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?
This film was made and released about sixteen years after its source book of the same name by J. Campbell Bruce
was first published in 1963. In 1966, this film's director Don Siegel
wrote a treatment called "The Rock" which was based on this book. See more
When at the warden's briefing with Morris, the warden drops his nail clipper into the dish with another nail clipper present. At this point they both are closed. At the next shot of the dish after Morris removed one nail clipper, the remaining clipper is now all of a sudden open. See more
When I get out, you're dead!
You might be dead before you get out.
Referenced in QI: Denial & Deprivation
D Block Blues
By Gilbert Thomas Jr. See more