Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

7.8 / Rated by 5 people

112 min.
Plot  The story begins on January 18, 1960 as Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood) arrives at the maximum security prison Alcatraz, having been sent there after escaping from several other prisons. He is sent in to meet the warden (Patrick McGoohan), who curtly informs him that no one has ever escaped from Alcatraz. Eventually he meets his old friends, bank robber brothers John and Clarence Anglin (Fred Ward and Jack Thibeau), and he makes the acquaintance of the prisoner in the cell next to his, car thief Charlie Butts (Larry Hankin). Morris befriends numerous other inmates, including English (Paul Benjamin), a black inmate serving two life sentences for killing two white men in self-defense; the eccentric Litmus (Frank Ronzio) who keeps a pet mouse and calls himself Al Capone, and the elderly artist and chrysanthemum grower Doc (Roberts Blossom).

Morris also makes an enemy of the rapist Wolf (Bruce M. Fischer), whom Morris beats in the shower room after Wolf attempts to come onto him. St...



Clint Eastwood
Frank Morris
Jack Thibeau
Clarence Anglin
Fred Ward
John Anglin
Larry Hankin
Charley Butts
Patrick McGoohan
Warden Paul J.Madigan
Roberts Blossom
Chester "Doc" Dalton
Bruce M. Fischer
Wolf Grace


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Escape from Alcatraz
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Release Dates


United States




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