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?
once said of his character Frank Morris: "Morris was a reclusive type guy. He had no education, but according to prison records, he had an I.Q. of 148. He could have been a success in life if he had channeled his pursuits a little differently". See more
In the final scene when the warden is looking around Angel Island (after the escape) on a shot of San Francisco from Angel Island, you can see the Pyramid Building or Trans-America Pyramid, not built until the 1970s. See more
Here. Put that in your report!
Referenced in Tatort: Märchenwald
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