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|
|Production Company||:||Paramount Pictures, Malpaso Company|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Don Siegel, Lloyd Nelson, Luigi Alfano|
|Writers||:||J. Campbell Bruce, Richard Tuggle|
|Casts||:||Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau, Fred Ward, Paul Benjamin, Larry Hankin, Bruce M. Fischer, Frank Ronzio, Fred Stuthman, David Cryer, Hank Brandt, Ray K. Goman, Blair Burrows, Madison Arnold, Garry Goodrow, Ron Vernan, Ed Vasgersian, Matthew Locricchio, Bob Balhatchet, Stephen Bradley, Regina Baff, Joe Miksak, Candace Bowen, Don Michaelian, Dan Leegant, John Scanlon, Jason Ronard, Ross Reynolds, Al Dunlap, Denis Berkfeldt, Jim Haynie, Tony Dario, Fritz Manes, Don Cummins, Robert Hirschfeld, Lloyd Nelson, George Orrison, Gary Warren, Joseph Whipp, Terry Wills, Sheldon Feldner, Danny Glover, Carl Lumbly, Eugene Jackson|
|Plot Keywords||:||prison, based on novel, island, mouse, alcatraz, biography, prison warden, escapee convict, pubic hair, escape from prison, dummy, inmate, nude fight, 1960s|
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.