Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980)

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Fact based story of the lives and attempted 1962 escape of several inmates in the famous correctional facility. Young inmate Clarence Carnes masterminds a grand escape involving several ... See full summary »

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12 November 2003 | TiminPhoenix
Let's make heroes of rapists and killers
This movie as well as some of the well meaning comments about it have to make one wonder.

Most prison movies focus on the prisoners and more often than not make them the heroes. Of course guards are shown as being brutal. If more people knew who was being kept in prisons, they would send thank you notes weekly to correctional officers for keeping the bad guys and gals locked up and society safer.

Of course we have to forget the fact that the people in prison are there for raping kids, killing old folks, committing fraud and taking the life savings of someone, thieves who take a family's hard earned possessions, and on and on.

No, we forget that and have actors in this movie talking about escape as being part of a noble goal to shut down an inhumane prison.

I thought the acting was rather poor, the direction phony, and the piggybacking on to a real event with a totally unproven conclusion false.

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