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Escape From Alcatraz

PG 1979 1h 47m Mystery & Thriller Drama Action TRAILER for Escape From Alcatraz: Trailer 1 List Escape From Alcatraz: Trailer 1 Escape From Alcatraz: Trailer 1 2:01 View more videos
97% Tomatometer 31 Reviews 85% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood), a hardened con with a history of prison breaks, is sent to serve the rest of his life sentence at Alcatraz -- America's most infamously brutal and inescapable maximum security prison. Morris quickly realizes the prison's dehumanizing effects and clashes with its cruel warden (Patrick McGoohan). Fed up with life at Alcatraz, Morris and two convict brothers (Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau) meticulously plan the unthinkable: an escape from the island. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Escape from Alcatraz makes brilliant use of the tense claustrophobia of its infamous setting -- as well as its leading man's legendarily flinty resolve.

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Bob Thomas Associated Press Escape From Alcatraz is a nifty prison movie, among the best of that genre ever made. Jul 17, 2019 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Escape from Alcatraz is relentless in establishing a mood and pace of unrelieved tension. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Geoff Andrew Time Out 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. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Erick Estrada Cinegarage The film is dry and contained and has an almost kitsch charm, proper of the times... [Full review in Spanish] Apr 26, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy For an Eastwood vehicle, there’s very little action per se, but few will mind. Rated: 3/4 Mar 27, 2023 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies Escape from Alcatraz remains a timeless thriller over 40 years after its release and makes great use of its setting. Rated: 4/5 Feb 23, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Joshua J “What kind of childhood did you have?” “Short.” Great line. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/10/24 Full Review Vince D A great escape film with a nice performance by Clint and the rest of the cast. Definitely worth watching and it does make you want to visit the prison. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/24/24 Full Review Dave C It's really beige, and although Clint's steely demeanour usually works wonders, in this setting it just exaggerates the woody script, the jerky directing, and the slow pace. There is no tension or suspense, you don't feel any sense of excitement for, nor attachment to, any of the characters, and so it becomes an instantly forgettable old movie that really doesn't stand up to its cult status Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review Michael W This classic prison movie was really good. Clint Eastwood, Fred Ward, Larry Hankin, Jack Thibeau, Patrick McGoohan, Frank Ronzio, and the rest of the cast did a fantastic job in this movie. This true story about the three prisoners that escaped from the prison of Alcatraz in 1960 was dramatic, tense, and interesting. It was a well thought out plan and many wonder what happened to them even today. If you haven't seen this movie yet, check it out sometime. It's a definite must see. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/06/24 Full Review Tim H Love the prison break movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/24 Full Review Satin B After watching many a docco of the real thing; it was pradictable, albeit a LLLOOONNNGGG movie ⚠️ Can't beat the oldies & goodies with movies 👍👍 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Welding in a Prison Cell Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Welding in a Prison Cell 2:46 Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Stopping a Prison Shanking Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Stopping a Prison Shanking 2:21 Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Escaping Prison on a Homemade Raft Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Escaping Prison on a Homemade Raft 2:18 Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Some Men Are Destined Never To Leave Alcatraz... Alive Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Some Men Are Destined Never To Leave Alcatraz... Alive 1:17 Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Prison Shower Beatdown Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Prison Shower Beatdown 1:42 Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - The Papier Mache Head Suspenseful Scene Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - The Papier Mache Head Suspenseful Scene 2:40 Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Doc Hacks Off His Fingers Violent Scene Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Doc Hacks Off His Fingers Violent Scene 3:00 Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Discovering the Escape Ending Scene Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Discovering the Escape Ending Scene 3:00 Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Cutting Prison Bars Tense Scene Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Cutting Prison Bars Tense Scene 2:44 Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Morris vs. Wolf Prison Yard Fight Escape From Alcatraz: Official Clip - Morris vs. Wolf Prison Yard Fight 1:38 View more videos
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Synopsis Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood), a hardened con with a history of prison breaks, is sent to serve the rest of his life sentence at Alcatraz -- America's most infamously brutal and inescapable maximum security prison. Morris quickly realizes the prison's dehumanizing effects and clashes with its cruel warden (Patrick McGoohan). Fed up with life at Alcatraz, Morris and two convict brothers (Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau) meticulously plan the unthinkable: an escape from the island.
Director
Don Siegel
Producer
Don Siegel
Screenwriter
Richard Tuggle
Production Co
Paramount, Paramount Pictures International
Rating
PG
Genre
Mystery & Thriller, Drama, Action
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 1, 2013
Runtime
1h 47m
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