#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The true story of three inmates who attempt a daring escape from the infamous prison, Alcatraz Island. Although no-one had managed to escape before, bank robber Frank Morris masterminded this elaborately detailed and, as far as anyone knows, ultimately successful, escape. In 29 years, this seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and “Birdman” Robert Stroud, was only broken once by three inmates never heard of again.
Plot: San Francisco Bay, January 18, 1960. Frank Lee Morris is transferred to Alcatraz, a maximum security prison located on a rocky island. Although no one has ever managed to escape from there, Frank and other inmates begin to carefully prepare an escape plan.
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true story of the great escape from Alcatraz
Escape from Alcatraz is a 1979 film starring Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGooghan, Roberts Blossom, and Paul Benjamin.
Eastwood is Frank Morris, who, with the two Anglin brothers (their names were changed for the film) contrived the most elaborate scheme ever to escape “The Rock.” Their bodies were never found, and a photo surfaced some years later of the brothers in Brazil. The escape, plus Alcatraz’s bad reputation, helped it close less than a year later.
The movie gives a good idea of the horrors of prison life, and particularly the horrors of Alcatraz. Frankly, I don’t think the escapees cared if they died. I’m sure anything was better than being in Alcatraz.
Escape from Alcatraz is old-fashioned in that it has the art of the buildup, something lost in today’s scripts. Today you must get to the point of your story in the first ten minutes. A film, for instance, like San Francisco where the earthquake happens toward the end would be a no-no.
So we see the preparations, and they’re impressive – papier mache heads with hair stolen from the barber shop to fool the guards into thinking they were asleep, digging out a grill at the back of the cell and putting a false grill up to fool the guards; welding a digging tool together with silver from a dime; the making of a raft; playing music while digging to hide the noise (though this really isn’t shown). It was painstaking.
Patrick McGoohan plays the warden, who, like all film prison wardens, is a horror show. When he sees a portrait of himself in a cell, he takes away the painting privileges of one of the inmates, Doc. When he finds out two inmates are talking cell to cell, he demands that they be separated.
Actually, at the time of the escape, the warden was Olin Blackwell, considered the most lenient warden Alcatraz had ever had. And by then, inmates were performing music (shown in the film), and had weekend movies (also shown).
Clint Eastwood, heavier than we’ve seen him in years, does an excellent job as Frank Morris, low-key but lethal. There isn’t a tremendous amount of dialogue, but with his great presence and Frank’s quiet leadership, we really don’t need it.
Recommended for a gritty look at life on Alcatraz, and the fascinating escape.
Drama not action make great movies!!
And Escape from Alcatraz is a great movie. Based on a true story, it’s one of those rare films that doesn’t contain endless mindless fight scenes, overt homo eroticism, impossible action scenes, cartoon like special effects that film makers seem to be overly obsessed about these days. Somebody on the board asked if they should do a re-make of the film. NO!!!! Escape from Alcatraz is excellent as it is. The film is all suspense and great acting. The prison scenes realistic. I’d been to Alcatraz before (as a tourist) and a lot of it is in ruins but the film makes it look like the prison is still intact.
I know some people may find the film dull, well that’s fine. Go elsewhere and watch your cartoon action films. I’ll stick with cool films like Escape from Alcatraz.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Don Siegel
Writer J. Campbell Bruce (book), Richard Tuggle (screenplay)
Actors Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau
Production Company Paramount, Paramount Pictures International
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Lenses and Panaflex Camera by Panavision
Laboratory Movielab, Hollywood (CA), USA (uncredited) (prints), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,060 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm