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Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Crime  -  5 November 1980 (USA)
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Somewhat fact-based story of the lives and attempted 1962 escape of several inmates in the famous correctional facility. Young inmate Clarence Carnes masterminds a grand escape involving ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Clarence Carnes
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Jughead Miller
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Cretzer
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Clarence's Father
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Bernard Coy
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Sam Shockley
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Hubbard
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Walt Stomer
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Frank Morris
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Ray Neal
Louis Giambalvo ...
Clarence Anglin
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Dankworth
Paul Mantee ...
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Somewhat fact-based story of the lives and attempted 1962 escape of several inmates in the famous correctional facility. Young inmate Clarence Carnes masterminds a grand escape involving several inmates who have nothing to lose, serving life sentences. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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Alcatraz Was Escape-Proof ... Until Now! See more »

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5 November 1980 (USA)  »

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Alcatraz and Clarence Carnes  »

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Trivia

The film does not show that Carnes, after escaping from the Granite Reformatory in Oklahoma, carjacked a passing driver and forced the driver to take him across the state line. That resulted in federal charges of kidnapping and crossing state lines to flee prosecution. That was the reason he was sent into the federal prison system; which resulted in him being sent first to USP Leavenworth and then to USP Alcatraz. See more »

Goofs

When Carnes arrives at Alcatraz in 1945, there's an establishing shot of the island from the prison launch. You can clearly see that the warden's mansion is a burned out shell. (This happened in the Occupation of Alcatraz by American Indians from 1969-1971.) In 1945, the warden's mansion was intact and being used. See more »

Quotes

Clarence Carnes: [Runs past Stroud's cell and sees him standing passively, when the doors to D-Block's cells are opened during the 1946 escape attempt. He runs back] Come on! You're free!
Robert Stroud: [calmly] I'm not going anywhere.
Clarence Carnes: Come on man, let's go!
Robert Stroud: Guys like them boys do things the hard way, don't they?
[sits down on his bunk and picks up the book he'd been reading before the commotion began]
Robert Stroud: They'll be dead before sundown; and a lot of other poor, ignorant fools with them. Maybe you too, son.
Clarence Carnes: But... You're in this ...
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very, very good, especially for a tv movie
21 July 2001 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining film, with great direction. Very interesting action and characters. When you consider that this is a tv movie, it makes it even more amazing. It's hard to believe that a 20 year old made for TV movie can be so much better than most of the stuff hollywood is putting out these days. Definately watch (and record)this if it comes on tv. And whoever owns the rights to this, release it on DVD letterboxed, ss-dl.


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