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Alcatraz: Search for the Truth (2015)

More than 50 years after three men broke out of the world's toughest penitentiary, HISTORY's 'ALCATRAZ: SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH' uncovers new leads and exclusive family secrets that may solve this country's most notorious cold case.
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Quinntin Wolfe Bernstein Quinntin Wolfe Bernstein ... Ken Widner (baby)
Michael Dyke ... Self
Michael Esslinger ... Self
Erin Una Olson Erin Una Olson ... Young Marie Widner
Justin Peed Justin Peed ... Narrator
Arthur D. Roderick Arthur D. Roderick ... Self
John Seitzer John Seitzer ... Narrator
Jon Seltzer Jon Seltzer ... Narrator
Michael Streed ... Self
David Widner ... Self
Ken Widner Ken Widner ... Self
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More than 50 years after three men broke out of the world's toughest penitentiary, HISTORY's 'ALCATRAZ: SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH' uncovers new leads and exclusive family secrets that may solve this country's most notorious cold case.

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It Certainly Makes You Think
1 November 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Alcatraz: Search for the Truth (2015)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Highly entertaining "documentary" has two nephews of John and Calrence Anglin coming to a U.S. Marshall with new evidence that claims the two men not only escaped Alcatraz but also made it through the water and lived a rather good life afterwards.

I'm just going to review this as far as the entertainment value goes and I'm not going to get into spoilers about what is revealed here because part of the entertainment is the build up to the new evidence. There's no question that this escape is one of the most interesting mysteries in the history of America but there really hasn't been much evidence one way or another whether the brothers and Frank Morris survived once they got into the water. If you watch countless documentaries on the subject like I do then you already know that it's most just theories. Well, this documentary gives actual evidence or at least evidence the brother's family thinks prove that they are alive.

There's no question that this is a well-made special but at the same time there's way too much "reality" show stuff added. Just one example is the video crew who captures that first call of the nephews calling the investigator. With that said, there's no doubt that the new evidence will certainly make you think as does the conclusion, which just begs for another follow up on the subject.


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12 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Alcatraz - Der Wahrheit auf der Spur See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Texas Crew Productions See more »
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