* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Take a wild guess...
** Even more awesome (or HarsherInHindsight, for some people) is that recently as of the time of this writing (April 2016) [[http://nypost.com/2015/10/10/relatives-have-proof-alcatraz-escapees-are-still-alive/ evidence has appeared that Morris and the Anglins made it to shore and communicated with some of those closest to them]], and so managed to live on the lam for about a decade after escaping (and with some luck, maybe are ''still living'' on the lam). And there are some years remaining until the StatuteOfLimitations on their escape order is over...
* HarsherInHindsight:
** An airing of the movie on a Creator/{{Starz}} channel occurred the ''exact same night'' that two convicted killers [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Clinton_Correctional_Facility_escape escaped]] from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York. What's more, the men used several tactics seen in this movie, such as the SleepingDummy.
** English's story of getting jailed for killing two white men in self-defense would be disturbing to listen to nowadays following the Michael Brown shooting.
* MagnificentBastard: Frank Morris is a real life example. He masterminded the escape from this supposedly inescapable prison island with the Anglin brothers without a trace and became a legend. Even better, Series/MythBusters found his chance of success plausible.
* MoralEventHorizon: Dear God, this is ''not'' how a prison warden should behave! Yet sadly, the Warden crosses it in his zeal to control the prisoners, to the point where [[Literature/HarryPotter Umbridge]] may have learned a thing or two from him in running Hogwarts.