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Biography Drama 
Rated: 13+ (PG-13)19622h 27mOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags: Prison War Science Country: America

After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard and nurses it back to health. Despite having only a third grade education, Stroud goes on to become a renowned ornithologist and achieves a greater sense of freedom and purpose behind bars than most people find in the outside world.Birdman of Alcatraz featuring Burt Lancaster and Karl Malden is available for rent or purchase on iTunes, available for rent or purchase on Google Play, available for rent or purchase on Prime Video, and 2 others. It's a biography and crime movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.8 (15,879 votes) and was very well received by critics.

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#3,211 Ranked Movie

#142 Ranked in Prison Movies

#223 Ranked in Science Movies

#349 Ranked in Biography Movies

Birdman of Alcatraz has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.8 (15,879 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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