Escape from Alcatraz
Mobster Al "Scarface" Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly, Robert Stroud aka the Birdman: only the most violent, desperate criminals went to Alcatraz Island, called "The Rock" and known for its harsh conditions. This gripping true crime classic, originally written in 1963 and newly reissued, tells the story of life on The Rock and of fourteen ingenious escape attempts by the prisoners. Most notable perhaps was Frank Morris, whose daring plan of escape was the basis for the memorable 1979 Clint Eastwood movie Escape from Alcatraz.
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A "Must See" movie - S. J. Bozung - Colorado
If you ever plan to visit Alcatraz, one of the most famour prisons in the United States, then this movie is a "must see". The prison is not done up to be fancy and painted but remains as it was. The audio tour is chilling. If our prisons were more like alcatraz was, we would have less repeat criminals. After taking the tour, get the movie and relive your experience. It's great and a bargain price for one of Clint Eastwood's great movie!