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Escape from Alcatraz

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Original title
Escape from Alcatraz
Running time
112 min.
United States United States
Richard Tuggle (Novel: J. Campbell Bruce)
Jerry Fielding
Bruce Surtees
Malpaso Productions, Paramount Pictures
Drama. Action | Prison Drama. 1960s. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Veteran genre director Don Siegel directed this simple and gripping story about an actual escape from the supposedly escape-proof Alcatraz Prison. The film chronicles this story which is based an actual events, and is convincingly enacted by Eastwood as mastermind Morris, an extremely intelligent, calculating man with nerves of steel

The pace of this movie is a bit slow, but Siegel's deliberate, sparse direction works to the benefit of a film where time is all his characters have. This production marked the fifth time Eastwood worked with Siegel, his directorial mentor.
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