Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime
A group of prisoners, led by an armed robber and a gangster, attempt to escape from the infamous Alcatraz Island.
Several versions of the events of the Battle of Alcatraz have previously been depicted on film: 'Brute Force' (1947) - Starring Burt Lancaster. Although inspired by the events, this is a highly fictionalized account of an attempted prison break. It was unusual at the time for the level of violence it portrayed. 'Birdman of Alcatraz' (1962) - Again starring Burt Lancaster, this film briefly depicts a largely fictional version of the battle which, from the start, is portrayed as a full-scale riot rather than a discrete escape attempt. Robert Stroud, the "Birdman of Alcatraz", is given unwarranted credit for ending the conflict. 'Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story' (1980) - A factually based TV drama of the events incorporated into a larger narrative of the history of Alcatraz as seen through the eyes of its youngest prisoner, Clarence Carnes. 'Six Against the Rock' (1987) - Starring David Carradine as Bernard Coy, based on the semi-fictional book by Clark Howard.
The U.S. military officer's apparel, "camo" uniform and even his tinted sunglasses are way too modern for a film set in 1946.