History Film / EscapeFromAlcatraz

21st Jun '16 3:08:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* PrisonersWork: Getting a job in one of the workshops is a privilege that the prisoners have to earn, but most want to since it beats just sitting in one's cell. Frank Morris gets a job in the carpentry section, for instance.
17th Jun '16 3:59:23 PM Doug86
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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-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.

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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-era UsefulNotes/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.
10th Jun '16 12:14:14 PM Hawaii_Knut
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* FauxAffablyEvil: The Warden comes off as stern but reasonable and sounds saddened that Morris doesn't have relatives to visit him in his first scene. After that he's consistently portrayed as a {{Jerkass}} going out of his way of making life as miserable as possible for the inmates.



* HateSink: Wolf is the only prisoner who is impossible to sympathize, given he tried to kill Frank Morris ''twice''. He is a rapist, after all.

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* HateSink: HateSink:
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Wolf is the only prisoner who is impossible to sympathize, given he tried to kill Frank Morris ''twice''. He is a rapist, after all.all.
** The real life warden at the time wasn't this tyrant we see in the film. It's clear they portrayed the Warden as vile and unlikable as possible to assure that we'll root for our VillainProtagonist, who comes off as a hero in comparison.
7th Jun '16 9:24:39 AM marcoasalazarm
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* {{Jerkass}}: The ControlFreak Warden of Alcatraz. While it is his job is to ensure the prisoners are in their best behavior and learn from what they have done, he goes way overboard to the point where the prisoners are "confined alone." He's even reluctant to fund good conduct programs or counseling, leaving the prisoners to have to deal with their problems themselves, and the results are disastrous. He even has no problem ''crushing flowers'' in front of prisoners. In a modern-day context, he would represent everything ''wrong'' with prisons today.

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* {{Jerkass}}: The ControlFreak Warden of Alcatraz. While it is his job is to ensure the prisoners are in their best behavior and learn from what they have done, he goes way overboard to the point where the prisoners are "confined alone." He's even reluctant to fund good conduct programs or counseling, leaving the prisoners to have to deal with their problems themselves, and the results are disastrous. He even has no problem ''crushing flowers'' in front of prisoners.prisoners (and then remaining stone calm when one of the prisoners ''has a heart attack right then and there'' from the anger, deciding to make use of a BondOneLiner to remind the other prisoners of the risk of trying to escape). In a modern-day context, he would represent everything ''wrong'' with prisons today.
4th Jun '16 6:15:23 PM Mario1995
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* DeathGlare: Wolf does this to Morris during the lunch scene, which foreshadows his attempt to rape him.
28th May '16 6:17:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* AirVentPassageway

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* AirVentPassagewayAirVentPassageway: Morris, Charlie, and the Anglin brothers mount an escape by digging out the back of their cells to get into the ventilator shafts and escape Alcatraz prison through the roof.



* [[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.

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* [[NeverFoundTheBody Never Found The Bodies]]: NeverFoundTheBody: 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.



* OddFriendship: Morris and English.
* TheOldConvict: English.

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* OddFriendship: Morris and English.
English. A white convict and escape artist and the jaded leader of the black gang in the 1960s Alcatraz prison quickly see eye to eye, becoming unlikely friends.
* TheOldConvict: English.English



* TheStoic: Morris again.

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* TheStoic: Morris again.rarely shows emotion.
14th May '16 12:24:56 PM Mario1995
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* GreatEscape

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* GreatEscapeGreatEscape: What did you expect? [[ComicallyMissingThePoint A romantic-comedy]]?



* HateSink: Wolf is the only prisoner who is impossible to sympathize, given he tried to kill Frank Morris ''twice''. He is a rapist, after all.



* {{Jerkass}}: The ControlFreak Warden of Alcatraz. While it is his job is to ensure the prisoners are in their best behavior and learn from what they have done, he goes way overboard to the point where the prisoners are "confined alone." He's even reluctant to fund good conduct programs or counseling, leaving the prisoners to have to deal with their problems themselves, and the results are disastrous. In a modern-day context, he would represent everything ''wrong'' with prisons today.

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* {{Jerkass}}: The ControlFreak Warden of Alcatraz. While it is his job is to ensure the prisoners are in their best behavior and learn from what they have done, he goes way overboard to the point where the prisoners are "confined alone." He's even reluctant to fund good conduct programs or counseling, leaving the prisoners to have to deal with their problems themselves, and the results are disastrous. He even has no problem ''crushing flowers'' in front of prisoners. In a modern-day context, he would represent everything ''wrong'' with prisons today.
13th May '16 2:08:25 PM Mario1995
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* {{Jerkass}}: The ControlFreak Warden of Alcatraz. While it is his job is to ensure the prisoners are in their best behavior and learn from what they have done, he goes way overboard to the point where the prisoners are "confined alone." He's even reluctant to fund good conduct programs or counseling, leaving the prisoners to have to deal with their problems themselves. In a modern-day context, he would represent everything ''wrong'' with prisons today.

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* {{Jerkass}}: The ControlFreak Warden of Alcatraz. While it is his job is to ensure the prisoners are in their best behavior and learn from what they have done, he goes way overboard to the point where the prisoners are "confined alone." He's even reluctant to fund good conduct programs or counseling, leaving the prisoners to have to deal with their problems themselves.themselves, and the results are disastrous. In a modern-day context, he would represent everything ''wrong'' with prisons today.
13th May '16 2:07:42 PM Mario1995
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The Warden orders Doc's painting privileges permanently suspended because he didn't like the prisoner's painting of him.


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* {{Jerkass}}: The ControlFreak Warden of Alcatraz. While it is his job is to ensure the prisoners are in their best behavior and learn from what they have done, he goes way overboard to the point where the prisoners are "confined alone." He's even reluctant to fund good conduct programs or counseling, leaving the prisoners to have to deal with their problems themselves. In a modern-day context, he would represent everything ''wrong'' with prisons today.
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''.
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