Escape from Alcatraz

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"No one has ever escaped from Alcatraz… and no one ever will!"
  • PG
  • 1979
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • 7.6  (126,581)
  • 76

Escape from Alcatraz is a film that came out in the year 1979. It is a movie that shows the prison sentence of Frank Morris and how he escaped the rock island prison. The movie covers one of the most historical events in the United States. Escape from Alcatraz is also a movie that gives people an inside look on what it was like being an inmate on the rock island prison. This prison facility was nearly impossible to escape and so getting out alive was very unlikely. However, viewers will see just how Morris and a couple of other guys actually made it out. Fans of drama movies and also ones about crime and prison will find this to be among the top movies to watch. This was a very solid movie that was one of the finest of 1979. In the early 1960's a man named Frank Morris is sentenced to Alcatraz and is being processed. During this time he is living his life in a small single cell and gets to know some of the other inmates. The prison is run by a very strict administrator who reminds Morris that him being in prison is a consequence for his behavior and recent actions. He also tells Morris that nobody has ever escaped from the prison. During his sentence he gets to know a man who runs the library, an artist, a car thief and also a couple of brothers. While he is in the prison he discovers a structural flaw in the prison. Morris finds out that due to the facility using salt water for its plumbing it has weakened the concrete walls. As a result, the prisoners are able to scrape it to pieces and get into the internal structure of the facility and then escape from the roof. Over time, the four men begin making preparations for the escape by gathering resources and digging through their cell walls. On one night they decide to break out and succeed in their escape by getting to the water and floating on improvised raft in the San Francisco Bay. However, one of the men doesn't make it and decides to stay in prison. The prison administrator looks for them but presumes that they drowned and died. In the end, it is revealed that the prison was closed in 1963.

Escape from Alcatraz
Escape From Alcatraz (Trailer 1)
Escape From Alcatraz (Trailer 1)

Trailer - 38 sec

Escape From Alcatraz
Escape From Alcatraz

Trailer - 2 min 2 sec

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Escape from Alcatraz is a film that came out in the year 1979. It is a movie that shows the prison sentence of Frank Morris and how he escaped the rock island prison. The movie covers one of the most historical events in the United States. Escape from Alcatraz is also a movie that gives people an inside look on what it was like being an inmate on the rock island prison. This prison facility was nearly impossible to escape and so getting out alive was very unlikely. However, viewers will see just how Morris and a couple of other guys actually made it out. Fans of drama movies and also ones about crime and prison will find this to be among the top movies to watch. This was a very solid movie that was one of the finest of 1979.

In the early 1960's a man named Frank Morris is sentenced to Alcatraz and is being processed. During this time he is living his life in a small single cell and gets to know some of the other inmates. The prison is run by a very strict administrator who reminds Morris that him being in prison is a consequence for his behavior and recent actions. He also tells Morris that nobody has ever escaped from the prison. During his sentence he gets to know a man who runs the library, an artist, a car thief and also a couple of brothers.

While he is in the prison he discovers a structural flaw in the prison. Morris finds out that due to the facility using salt water for its plumbing it has weakened the concrete walls. As a result, the prisoners are able to scrape it to pieces and get into the internal structure of the facility and then escape from the roof. Over time, the four men begin making preparations for the escape by gathering resources and digging through their cell walls. On one night they decide to break out and succeed in their escape by getting to the water and floating on improvised raft in the San Francisco Bay. However, one of the men doesn't make it and decides to stay in prison. The prison administrator looks for them but presumes that they drowned and died. In the end, it is revealed that the prison was closed in 1963.

Escape from Alcatraz is a 1979 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 52 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 76.

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  • Release Date
    1979
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 52 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (126,581)
  • Metascore
    76