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Don Siegel

Escape from Alcatraz

112' - 1979 - Crime, Action, Drama, Biography, Thriller - Dialogue: English
Director: Don Siegel Composer: Jerry Fielding With: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom
Siegel's finest film since The Shootist, this tells the story of the one successful escape ever believed to have been made from the island penitentiary of Alcatraz. lt's not an action film. There's little in the way of exciting set pieces, and Eastwood's restrained performance is lowkey almost to the point of minimalism. Rather, as he slowly tries to tunnel out with a pair of nail-clippers, it's an austere depiction of the tedious routines of prison life, and of the courage and strength of spirit needed in coping with unpleasant warders, tough fellow-inmates, and a life sentence. (Time Out)

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Don Siegel


Jerry Fielding


Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom


Richard Tuggle

Director of Photography

Bruce Surtees


Ferris Webster


Don Siegel

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Escape from Alcatraz" (J. Campbell Bruce)



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