Escape From Alcatraz Movie Review Summary

Actors: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Escape From Alcatraz

A prisoner heads up a prison break. He and three others prepare for escape. They remove vents in their cells and widen the openings with crudely made digging tools. They construct fake heads using paper mache and build flotation devices uses raincoats. They're able to escape through a vent in the roof. They climb down a waterspout, scale a fence, make their way to the ocean and swim away into the darkness. Not wanting to admit the escape, the warden announces that the convicts didn't escape, that they drowned.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson

Alcatraz is the most dreaded prison of all time and legend has it that anybody who ever tried to escape from there never saw the light of day again. When Frank Morris(Eastwood) is tranferred to "The Rock", the reputation of multiple jail breaks precede him. But the warden (McGoohan) throws down the gauntlet by making the point that in the history of Alcatraz, there have been no escapes. Morris, in the company of two of his previous prisonmates, who have just arrived in Alcatraz, Morris attempts to pull off the imposssible.

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Script Analysis of Escape From Alcatraz

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Escape/Rescue?    -   escape/rescue from prison/confinement

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Island?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None    -   Some foul language

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