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
  • Closed captioning available
  • 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
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
It's an austere depiction of the tedious routines of prison life, and of the courage and strength of spirit needed in coping with unpleasant warders, tough fellow-inmates, and a life sentence. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
...There is more evident skill and knowledge of movie making in any one frame of it than there are in most other American films....Eastwood fulfills the demands of the role and of the film as probably no other actor could...
New York Times
Jun 22, 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
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
Rating: 3/5 -- Quiet, tense prison break drama has violence, profanity. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Apr 15, 2015
Rating: B+ -- One of the better prison break films. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Sep 2, 2010

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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  • UPC: 032429273512
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