- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- English, French
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 06/22/1979
"...There is more evident skill and knowledge of movie making in any one frame of it than there are in most other American films....Eastwood fulfills the demands of the role and of the film as probably no other actor could..."
New York Times - 12/30/1979
Included in the New York Times's "10 BEST FILMS OF 1979"
USA Today - 03/19/1999
"...[The film] has improved with age..."
This nonglamorous account of a prison break is based on a true 1962 escape attempt from the island, a maximum-security penal institution in San Francisco Bay.
Prison / Prisoners |
Theatrical Release |
- Shooting locations: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, CA.
- Actor Danny Glover made his first screen appearance in a bit role in the film.
- Director Siegel has a cameo as prison doctor.