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Escape from Alcatraz PG

No one has ever escaped from Alcatraz...and no one ever will!
Escape from Alcatraz
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  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 25, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French

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User Ratings: 65,260
Included in the New York Times's 10 BEST FILMS OF 1979
New York Times
Dec 30, 1979
Clint Eastwood does a notable job. Moreover, the secondary actors are also effective. It's easy to understand the success of the film, destined to stand out this boring and mediocre holiday. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 8, 2019
Rating: 3.5/4 -- It's one of those very difficult exercises in which large emotions, like the compulsion to be free, are reflected in minute actions, like the chipping away at stone with a pocket nail clipper. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004
Escape from Alcatraz was the last of five films that Don Siegel directed with Clint Eastwood, and it's the end of an impeccable track record. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Jun 18, 2009
Rating: 3/5 -- What Mr. Siegel has made is fiction, a first-rate action movie that is about the need and the decision to take action, as well as the action itself.
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Escape From Alcatraz is a nifty prison movie, among the best of that genre ever made. Full Review
Associated Press
Jul 17, 2019
Siegel stages it all like a collection of haikus, all grilled corners and hard camera pans, not a single wasted frame Full Review
CinePassion
Nov 13, 2009

Product Description:

Based on the true story of the only escape from Alcatraz--a maximum-security prison built on an island located in shark-infested waters to contain the most dangerous, hardcore criminals and most gifted escape artists in the U.S.--ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ stars Clint Eastwood as inmate Frank Morris, the man who plans the escape. When he arrives at Alcatraz in 1960, Morris has an interview with the pompous warden (Patrick McGoohan), who assures him that the prison is escape-proof, well aware of his record of prison breaks. Upon entering the prison population, Morris makes friends with some of the more human inmates, including Doc (Roberts Blossom), an old lifer who paints in his cell; and English (Paul Benjamin), the prison librarian. Less engaging is Wolf (Bruce Fischer), a huge prisoner who tries to stab Morris during a knife fight in the exercise yard after the latter had refused the hulk's generous offer to become his punk. Morris emerges from his punishment in solitary to find that his old friends, the Anglin brothers Jack (Fred Ward) and Clarence (Jack Thibeau), have arrived. He knows that with them he can make a break. This meditative, deliberately paced film might be the only Zen prison movie on record. Eastwood, Siegel, and screenwriter Richard Tuggle brilliantly evoke the look and feel of prison life in this exhaustively researched project, eschewing excess violence and histrionics as they make clear how much patience, ingenuity, and careful planning are involved in an escape of this magnitude.

Plot Synopsis:

This nonglamorous account of a prison break is based on a true 1962 escape attempt from the island, a maximum-security penal institution in San Francisco Bay.

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Production Notes:

  • Shooting locations: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, CA.
  • Actor Danny Glover made his first screen appearance in a bit role in the film.
  • Director Siegel has a cameo as prison doctor.

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  • Sales Rank: 11,131
  • UPC: 032429273512
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