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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The character of Dan Durando is the only one of the escapees that is fictional. The actual sixth member was Clarence Carnes, a Native American who was spared execution because he refused to kill the captured prison guards as ordered, although he was given an ... ...
Officer Bill Miller:
Hey-hey! Cece! How was the vacation?
Officer Corwin: Great. Took in Yosemite.
Officer Corwin: I think this hill got steeper while I was gone.
Officer Bill Miller: Have you ever thought about living on the island?
Officer Corwin: No. Cathy won't consider it. It's too close to the cons, she says.
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.