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Six Against the Rock (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller | Action  -  18 May 1987 (USA)
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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.

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Bernard 'Bernie' Paul Coy
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Warden James Johnston
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Robert Stroud
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Sam Shockley
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Joseph 'Dutch' Cretzer
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Marvin Hubbard
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Miran 'Buddy' Thompson
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Dan Durando
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Officer Bill Miller
J.P. Bumstead ...
Officer Corwin
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Capt. Weinhold
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Lt. Bergen
Lee Anthony ...
Lt. Simpson
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Officer Baker
Eric Server ...
Officer Lageson
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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.

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This film was originally set to have been made several years earlier, starring Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine and Stacy Keach. Richard Lang was to have been director. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Associate Warden: Warden. We've got three officers down in the towers! Wounded!
Warden James Johnston: Kick on the sirens!
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Realistic and intense ...............
16 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Alcatraz films are compared, "Six Against the Rock", is rarely even mentioned. That is a real shame, because it compares favorably with better known movies like "Escape From Alcatraz" and "Birdman of Alcatraz". The film is realistic and intense, having been filmed entirely on Alcatraz. The acting is totally acceptable, and except for a few brief talky parts, holds interest throughout. As the escape plan comes undone, and the situation deteriorates, the desperate plight of the escapees becomes crystal clear, and their fate sealed. I liked David Carradine's logic, and David Morse's ferocity. Jan Michael Vincent has a very minor role, as does Dennis Farina. Recommended. - MERK


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