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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We just got a report, sir! They've spotted Dutch Cretzer with a gun!
Warden James Johnston: Cretzer? My god, he'd kill his own mother to get out of here!
Associate Warden: They must've sprung him out of lock-up. God knows how many others.
Warden James Johnston: How many guards do we have on the cellhouse floor? ...
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.
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