Picks and Pans Review: Escape from Alcatraz

UPDATED 11/22/1982 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 11/22/1982 at 01:00 AM EST

ABC (9-11:20 p.m. ET)

Running the gamut of emotions from grim to grimmer, Clint Eastwood stars as a tough con whose run-ins with sadistic prison warden Patrick McGooghan persuade him to plot a breakout from the fortresslike penitentiary. Don Siegel, who also teamed up with Eastwood on Dirty Harry, directed this brutally violent but suspenseful 1979 feature.


Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters