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Escape from Alcatraz.

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Title Escape from Alcatraz. [videorecording].
Publisher/Date Australia : Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Australia, [2019]
Pagination etc. 1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Contents note Original screen version: United States, Paramount, c1979.
Creation Note Produced and directed by Don Siegel.
Performer note Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan.
Summary Note Superstar Clint Eastwood (A Fistful of Dollars, Play Misty for Me) and director Don Siegal (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dirty Harry) re-team for their fifth film in this fascinating account of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud, was only broken once: by three men never heard of again. Eastwood portrays Frank Morris, the cunning bank robber who masterminded the elaborately detailed and, as far as anyone knows, ultimately successful, escape. Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner) is a superb counterpoint as the suspicious warden. Filmed on location in Alcatraz, this gritty and realistic reenactment of a true story has all the power one expects of an Eastwood/Siegel movie.
Target audience note Rated M.
Language note In English, Italian, French, Spanish. Subtitles in English, Castilian Spanish, Croatian, European Portuguese, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian.
Subject Escapes -- Alcatraz Island (Calif.) Drama
Feature films
Escapes -- California -- Alcatraz Island -- Drama
Added Author Eastwood, Clint, 1930- actor.
McGoohan, Patrick, 1928-2009 actor.
Siegel, Don, 1912- producer, director.
Shelf Location DVD F ESCA
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