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Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story

Action & AdventureDrama19803h 16m
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Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980)

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Action & Adventure Drama 19803h 16m

Filmed on location at Alcatraz Island, this two-part "whole story" actually concentrates on a handful of the denizens behind the cold grey walls of "The Rock". Michael Beck plays the real-life Clarence Carnes, an Oklahoma Choctaw Indian said to be the youngest man ever incarcerated in the notorious maximum security prison. Serving a 99-year sentence for a gas station holdup and murder, Carnes makes periodic attempts to escape, the final attempt being the most violent. Many of the subordinate characters are fictional (as are most of the details concerning Carnes' escape efforts); the one exception is Robert Stroud, the "Birdman of Alcatraz", here portrayed by Art Carney as a gentle, kindly philosopher. Telly Savalas, a costar of the Burt Lancaster vehicle Birdman of Alcatraz, also guest starred in the 1980 film. Originally titled Alcatraz and Clarence Carnes, this made-for-TV movie wavers between gritty realism and "I'm bustin' outta here!" artifice.Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story featuring Michael Beck and Art Carney is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can add it to your want to see list for updates. It's an action & adventure and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (305 votes).

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#49,534 Ranked Movie

#402 Ranked in Prison Movies

#7151 Ranked in Action & Adventure Movies

#20801 Ranked in Drama Movies

Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (305 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Filmed on location at Alcatraz Island, this two-part "whole story" actually concentrates on a handful of the denizens behind the cold grey walls of "The Rock". Michael Beck plays the real-life Clarence Carnes, an Oklahoma Choctaw Indian said to be the youngest man ever incarcerated in the notorious maximum security prison. Serving a 99-year sentence for a gas station holdup and murder, Carnes makes periodic attempts to escape, the final attempt being the most violent. Many of the subordinate characters are fictional (as are most of the details concerning Carnes' escape efforts); the one exception is Robert Stroud, the "Birdman of Alcatraz", here portrayed by Art Carney as a gentle, kindly philosopher. Telly Savalas, a costar of the Burt Lancaster vehicle Birdman of Alcatraz, also guest starred in the 1980 film. Originally titled Alcatraz and Clarence Carnes, this made-for-TV movie wavers between gritty realism and "I'm bustin' outta here!" artifice.

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Runtime: 3h 16m

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Related Genres: Action & AdventureDrama
Related Tags: Prison
Country of origin: America
Original Release Date: Nov 5, 1980
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