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ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ
(1979)

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'Escape From Alcatraz' is one of Clint Eastwood's finest films, as he plays a prisoner who will use ingenious means to escape one of America's most notorious prisons.

Based around real life Alcatraz escapee Frank Morris, this is a gritty film, but is not overly violent.

Patrick McGoohan impresses as the prison's warden, and seems to lack any semblance of humanity, and possibly because of this we're rooting for Morris all the way.

Clint plays the tough guy with a soft centre, as he befriends the prison's mouse, but he's tough when he needs to be, and is mentally tough and brave enough to try and escape.

- Paul Rance/booksmusicfilmstv.com.

Escape From Alcatraz Main Cast List
Clint Eastwood as Frank Morris
Patrick McGoohan as Warden
Roberts Blossom as Doc
Jack Thibeau as Clarence Anglin
Fred Ward as John Anglin
Paul Benjamin as English
Larry Hankin as Charley Butts
Bruce M. Fischer as Wolf
Frank Ronzio as Litmus
Fred Stuthman as Johnson
David Cryer as Wagner
Madison Arnold as Zimmerman
Blair Burrows as Fight Guard
Bob Balhatchet as Medical Technical Assistant
Matthew Locricchio as Exam Guard (as Matthew J. Locricchio)

Directed by Don Siegel

 

 

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Author: J.Campbell Bruce
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Author: J. Campbell Bruce