TV Movie | Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller, Action
In May of 1946, Alcatraz inmate Bernie Coy initiates a carefully thought out plan to escape the island prison. His plan, carried out with five accomplices, falls apart when they can't obtain a key to unlock a door leading to the yard.
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Bernard 'Bernie' Paul Coy:
Is the car all set?
Joseph 'Dutch' Cretzer: It's waiting for us right *now* in 'Frisco. There are clothes there. There's a hideout. It's the way I operate: connections. That's the trouble with you and Hubbard! Depression bums! You never made connections! How much time have...
The gun battle between Guards and inmates actually took place in the D Block side of the prison, when armed officers attempted to take control of the West Gun Gallery. According to written accounts, Guard Harold Stites was fatally hit in the back by a bullet fired from outside through a D Block window.