Escape from Alcatraz [Blu-ray] [1979]

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  • Release Date: 09/12/2017
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (64 out of 66)

Synopsis


Escape from Alcatraz
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood - Frank Morris
  • Patrick McGoohan
    Patrick McGoohan - Warden
  • Roberts Blossom
    Roberts Blossom - Doc
  • Jack Thibeau
    Jack Thibeau - Clarence Anglin
  • Fred Ward
    Fred Ward - John Anglin



Overall customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks Good

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    Andrew
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    While it won't win reference quality awards this blu-ray is a worthy addition to your collection for the price. It's a very good movie that never seems to get old, it is also the last time Don Siegel would direct a Clint Eastwood vehicle. I found it in the 5.99 bin. Beware that there are two versions of the cover art, find the one with original art (Clint Eastwood breaking through a cement wall)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great movie

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    Dave
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    I bought this movie as a gift but I've seen it a few times myself. This is one of Clint Eastwood's best. It's based on a true story about prisoners who escape from Alcatraz (hence the title). The best aspect of this movie is the concise planning and preparation that the men go through in order to execute this nearly impossible escape. I highly recommend checking it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Eastwood flick

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    TimTheTuner
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    This is a very good film attended by the usual Eastwood understated--that is, subtle--acting. There are several memorable characters here and a good deal of suspense regarding the impending breakout. Not nearly as shocking or gritty as The Shawshank Redemption, but a good story nonetheless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    CLINT AT HIS FINEST !!!!!

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    donthecobra
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    I always liked this movie. I remember taking my girl friend to see it when it first came out in the Theaters . This is based on a true story, and till this day, I wonder what happened to these 3 men. Must see, and a good piece of history also .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Alcatraz

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    Henry1107
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    I always enjoyed this movie and now that I have visited Alcatraz I love it even more. The jail in the movie is the actual jail. This is a great movie I wish we knew if all of the men survived. I learned that the prisoners that escaped are supposed to be searched for until they turn 90.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic!

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    Jeff79
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    Great film. Do yourself a favor and visit the real Alcatraz. It was one of the best tours I've been on. You'll see the paper mache heads the prisoners made. Clint Eastwood and the rest of the cast did a great job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Jimmer
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    Love the movie. But Best Buy kept sending me the wrong movie though. Their SKUs must have been off. I ordered this 3 times and got the same wrong movie every time. finally gave up. I later found it in store

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Rock before Michael Bay

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    Cowboys1
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    Clint Eastwood once again proves himself as one of the best action stars of the last 30 years. Based on a true story Clint and crew fry to escape from the one prison in the country that no one has ever escaped from.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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