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?
The windshield wipers on the two front windows on the boat at the very beginning of the movie were installed specifically for that scene. Originally, the two front windows had bars going vertically down the center, similar to the numerous other windows surrounding the pilothouse. 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
[examining Frank's accordion
Been playing this thing long?
Couple of months.
You any good?
You'll get better. That's one of the benefits of Alcatraz - lots of time to practice.
D Block Blues
By Gilbert Thomas Jr. See more