Escape from Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

Escape from Alcatraz
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Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud, was only broken once - by three men never heard of again.

Release Date:June 22, 1979
MPAA Rating:15
Genres:Crime, Drama
Production Company:Paramount Pictures, Malpaso Company
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Don Siegel, Lloyd Nelson, Luigi Alfano
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Plot Keywords:prison, based on novel, island, mouse, alcatraz, biography, prison warden, escapee convict, pubic hair, escape from prison, dummy, inmate, nude fight, 1960s
  • Drama not action make great movies!!
    June 25, 2005
    And Escape from Alcatraz is a great movie. Based on a true story, it's one of those rare films that doesn't contain endless mindless fight scenes, overt homo eroticism, impossible action scenes, cartoon like special effects that film makers seem to be overly obsessed about these days. Somebody on the board asked if they should do a re-make of the film. NO!!!! Escape from Alcatraz is excellent as it is. The film is all suspense and great acting. The prison scenes realistic. I'd been to Alcatraz before (as a tourist) and a lot of it is in ruins but the film makes it look like the prison is still intact.
    I know some people may find the film dull, well that's fine. Go elsewhere and watch your cartoon action films. I'll stick with cool films like Escape from Alcatraz.