Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
- Time: 112 min
- Genre: Crime | Drama | History
- Director: Don Siegel
- Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom
No one can escape from Alcatraz, right? Try telling that to lifer Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood). This Donald Siegel-directed nailbiter is a reenactment of Frank Morris’ 1962 attempt to bust himself and two other cons out of The Rock. Eastwood, as Morris, tilts with nasty warden Patrick McGoohan for a while, befriends several fellow prisoners, and picks the guys with whom he’ll make his escape. Among his break-out buddies are the Anglin Brothers (Fred Ward and Jack Thibeau), with whom he’d served in other lockups, and several others who’ve got their own special reasons to despise the sadistic McGoohan. Filmed on location at the newly renovated Alcatraz, “Escape From Alcatraz” was another box-office winner for the Eastwood/Siegel combo.