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Six Against the Rock (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller, Action | TV Movie 18 May 1987
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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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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18 May 1987 (USA)  »

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Am Rande der Hölle  »

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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 »

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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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Bernard 'Bernie' Paul Coy: [comes out of a cell, back to the desk by the messhall entrance, carrying the bag with his bar spreader] I've got it.
Joseph 'Dutch' Cretzer: This had better work!
Marvin Hubbard: It'll work.
Bernard 'Bernie' Paul Coy: [to Durando] Keep an on Miller, kid.
[Durando runs off to the cell where Miller is being held]
Miran 'Buddy' Thompson: Hey! What's the chances they'll have some hacks in that other gun gallery down there?
[indicates East Gun Gallery]
Bernard 'Bernie' Paul Coy: Not 'till after four o'clock. You and Cretzer go on down and keep an eye on the sallyport door for any screws coming through.
Joseph 'Dutch' Cretzer: I'll take care ...
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Realistic and intense ...............
16 February 2010 | by 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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