History Film / EscapeFromAlcatraz

14th Feb '16 2:57:53 AM eroock
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The good guys are the bad guys, and the bad guys are the good guys. This is Hollywood's version of the story of, in case you couldn't tell by the title, the Great Escape from Alcatraz.

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The good guys are the bad guys, and the bad guys are the good guys. This is Hollywood's version of the story of, in case you couldn't tell by the title, the Great ''Great Escape from Alcatraz.
Alcatraz''.
19th Oct '15 2:14:45 PM Aurelian
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* WhamLine:
--> '''Morris:''' I may have found a way out of here.
19th Oct '15 2:11:48 PM Aurelian
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* SleepingDummy: The escapees put decoy dummy heads in their beds so their escape won't be noticed.
19th Oct '15 2:10:10 PM Aurelian
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* SleepingDummy: The escapees put decoy dummy heads in their beds so their escape won't be noticed.
7th Sep '15 9:14:43 PM maxwellsilver
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* ShownTheirWork: It's considered one of the most accurate Alcatraz movies ever made. One of the few mistakes: the cots used in the prison are [[WorldWarII WWII]]-era cots that don't resemble what was actually used in Alcatraz. Another is Eisenhower's photo in the warden's office in 1962.

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* ShownTheirWork: It's considered one of the most accurate Alcatraz movies ever made. One of the few mistakes: the cots used in the prison are [[WorldWarII WWII]]-era WorldWarII-era cots that don't resemble what was actually used in Alcatraz. Another is Eisenhower's photo in the warden's office in 1962. Another is the lighthouse, installed after the prison closed.
8th Jun '15 8:17:07 PM DrOO7
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* [[NeverFoundTheBody Never Found The Bodies]]: Stated in the footnotes of the film. Whether because the men drowned and were swept out to sea or survived and there were no bodies to be found in the first place will probably never be known.
6th Jun '15 8:52:00 PM PhillyDom
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-->'''English''': I was in a bar in Tennessee. Then these two dudes start hassling me. That was their first mistake. They pulled knifes. That was their second mistake. They didn't know how to use them. [[DeadlyEuphemism That was the last mistake they ever made]].

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-->'''English''': I was in a bar in Tennessee. Then these two dudes start hassling me. That was their first mistake. They pulled knifes.knives. That was their second mistake. They didn't know how to use them. [[DeadlyEuphemism That was the last mistake they ever made]].
11th Jan '15 10:18:44 PM JackWhitehead
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* FriendlyEnemy: Some of the guards are jerks but some are friendly with the prisoners, especially the one who has to take away Doc's paintings.
28th Dec '14 7:15:31 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"No one has ever escaped from Alcatraz... [[TemptingFate and no one ever will]]."''
-->-- '''The Warden'''

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->''"No one has ever escaped from Alcatraz... [[TemptingFate and no one ever will]].will."''
-->-- '''The Warden'''
Warden''' to '''Frank Morris'''



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!Tropes !!Tropes that apply to the movie include:
1st Feb '14 8:59:22 AM m8e
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How much of the Clint Eastwood film can you trust? Well, Alcatraz really was a harsh prison off the coast of San Francisco. Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin really did cut the vents out of the walls in their cells using spoons and really did trick the guards using the old [[SleepingDummy dummy-head-in-the-bed trick]]. They really did escape, leaving behind a fourth prisoner (named Alan West, not Charlie Butts), and really did disappear without a trace.

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How much of the Clint Eastwood Creator/ClintEastwood film can you trust? Well, Alcatraz really was a harsh prison off the coast of San Francisco. Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin really did cut the vents out of the walls in their cells using spoons and really did trick the guards using the old [[SleepingDummy dummy-head-in-the-bed trick]]. They really did escape, leaving behind a fourth prisoner (named Alan West, not Charlie Butts), and really did disappear without a trace.



* DeadpanSnarker: Frank Morris. Being played by ClintEastwood, this is practically a given.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Frank Morris. Being played by ClintEastwood, Creator/ClintEastwood, this is practically a given.
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