Escape from Alcatraz (1979) Poster


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Followed by 


The Great Escape (1963)
Both prison governors use the metaphor of keeping all rotten eggs in one basket.

Referenced in 

Brubaker (1980)
Memories of Videodisc (1986) (Video)
DuckTales: Duckman of Aquatraz (1987) (TV Episode)
Plot reference.
Prison (1987)
Some dialog between inmates in Prison is the same as in between inmates Escape from Alcatraz
Kärlekens bandvagn (1988) (Short)
Poster on apartment wall.
Beverly Hills Vamp (1989)
Character thinks Clint Eastwood was in The Great Escape (1963).
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Fred Ward's character again makes a prison escape.
Twisted Desire (1996) (TV Movie)
Movie is referenced.
The Rock (1996)
The phrase "I'll take pleasure in guttin' you, boy" that Private McCoy says (and Goodspeed then repeats in his cell, in a drawn-out voice) is a reference to Escape from Alcatraz. One of its characters, English, repeatedly said "boy" in the same drawn-out manner. This is also mentioned in the Trivia section.
Smart Guy: The Code (1997) (TV Episode)
Marcus refers to the film.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show: Honey, I'm in the Mood for Love (1998) (TV Episode)
Wayne makes a joking reference to Clint Eastwood's escape from Alcatraz.
He Got Game (1998)
The Making of 'Tremors' (1998) (Video)
mentioned once
V.I.P.: Escape from Val-catraz (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
The 10th Kingdom (2000) (TV Mini-Series)
Mentioned by Tony.
Murphy's Law: Electric Bill (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Murphy's list of prison films.
Hope & Faith: Escape from Albuquerque (2004) (TV Episode)
title reference
Tatort: Märchenwald (2004) (TV Episode)
Charlotte and Gerd Gramisch are playing a film quiz.
Psych: 9 Lives (2006) (TV Episode)
Shawn makes a reference to Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz doing push-ups in his cell.
QI: Denial & Deprivation (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alan
Supernatural: Folsom Prison Blues (2007) (TV Episode)
Dean tells Sam he is like Clint Eastwood's character in the movie
The True Story: Escape from Alcatraz (2008) (TV Episode)
Documentary about the inspirations behind the screenplay
The Real Story: Escape from Alcatraz (2009) (TV Episode)
Looks at the real story behind the film
NCIS: Guilty Pleasure (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by McCadden
Rock Secret: Surviving Alcatraz (2011) (Video)
movie discussed by character
I (Almost) Got Away with It: Got to Impersonate a Guard (2011) (TV Episode)
One of the detectives describe the escape from jail like the escape from the movie
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 4 (2013) (TV Episode)
The Pixar crew watched prison films like this one for inspiration for Toy Story 3.
Ed Gein: From Murderer to Movies (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
A Blossoming Brilliance: An Interview with Scott Spiegel (2013) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
Bro's Before Ho's (2013)
Referenced when coming up with an escape plan for the mental patients
Pastor Mike Online: Repairing the Breaches: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions that Escape from Alcatraz was the first movie he saw at a movie theater.
Switched at Birth: Bracing the Waves (2015) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned by Tank.
Alcatraz: Search for the Truth (2015) (TV Movie)
This documentary examines the real story behind the film.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #12 (2016) (TV Episode)
Colin mentions it.
Happy Burnout (2017)
Mentioned in dialogue by Fussel.

Featured in 

MythBusters: Escape from Alcatraz/Duck Quack/Stud Finder (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips of this movie are shown
Hollywood Science: Escapes (2003) (TV Episode)
One of the films featured in this episode
MythBusters: Hollywood on Trial (2005) (TV Episode)
Clips of this movie are shown
Spike's Guys Choice (2009) (TV Special)
Clips shown during Clint Eastwood presentation
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Zombieland/A Serious Man/Whip It (2009) (TV Episode)
"I Learned It From Watching Movies: How to Escape Prison" segment
Getaway: Episode #19.21 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a story on Alcatraz.
Casting By (2012)
fragment with Clint Eastwood
Alcatraz: Search for the Truth (2015) (TV Movie)
A dramatization of the real story that is examined here.
Inside Alcatraz: Legends of the Rock (2015) (TV Movie)
A dramatization of the real story that is examined here.
Prison Night (2015) (TV Special)
Clips shown.

Spoofed in 

Phineas and Ferb: The Return of the Rogue Rabbit/Live and Let Drive (2013) (TV Episode)
The OWCA prison has the acronym OWCA-traz

See also

Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Soundtracks

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