R | | Drama, Thriller
An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement.
When Henri Young tried to escape Alcatraz in real-life, one of his accomplices was named Dale Stamphill, the same surname as Christian Slater's character.
They're coming! Run!
Along with the warden's barracks, exterior shots of the island also show the rubble on the south end of the island when the apartments where many of guards' families should be seen, given the time period.
This Film is Inspired by a True Story