Rent Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

3.8 of 5 from 110 ratings
1h 47min
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Synopsis:
Superstar Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel re-team for their fifth film in this fascinating account 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.Eastwood portrays Frank Morris, the cunning bank robber who masterminded the elaborately detailed escape; Patrick McGoohan is a superb counterpoint as the suspicious warden. Filmed on location in Alcatraz, this gritty and realistic re-enactment of the true story has all the power one expects from an Eastwood/Siegel movie.
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Directors:
Producers:
Donald Siegel
Writers:
J. Campbell Bruce, Richard Tuggle
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/05/2001
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/06/2013
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (1) of Escape from Alcatraz

A true story and a powerful prison/crime thriller - Escape from Alcatraz review by PJ

Spoiler Alert
12/06/2018

With Clint Eastwood in the lead, it is the true story of 3 men who, in the early 1960s, staged the only successful escape from Alcatraz prison, on the island sitting in the middle of the Bay of San Francisco. (It is no longer a prison.) No one knows what actually happened to the 3 fugitives after they broke out of the jail, but they certainly succeeded in escaping.

The film is a great classic of the genre, full of gripping suspense, even though one knows the broad storyline. It is exceedingly realistic and has not aged at all (the movie was made in the late 1970s). A great movie.

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