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.


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