In May of 1946, Alcatraz inmate Bernie Coy initiates a carefully thought out plan to escape the island prison. His plan, carried out with five accomplices, falls apart when they can't obtain a key to unlock a door leading to the yard.
They said it couldn't be done . . .
Did You Know?
The gun battle between Guards and inmates actually took place in the D Block side of the prison, when armed officers attempted to take control of the West Gun Gallery. According to written accounts, Guard Harold Stites was fatally hit in the back by a bullet fired from outside through a D Block window. See more
[as Coy is getting ready to infiltrate the gun gallery
We got enough time, Bernie?
Bernard 'Bernie' Paul Coy
If Crazy Sam can keep it up long enough, I'll make it.