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"No one has ever escaped from Alcatraz... and no one ever will!"

The good guys are the bad guys, and the bad guys are the good guys. This is Hollywood's version of the story of, in case you couldn't tell by the title, the Great Escape from Alcatraz.

Alcatraz... The Titanic of prisons. Invincible. Unbreakable. 100% escape-proof. Fate called their bluff.

How much of the Clint Eastwood film can you trust? Well, Alcatraz really was a harsh prison off the coast of San Francisco. Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin really did cut the vents out of the walls in their cells using spoons and really did trick the guards using the old dummy-head-in-the-bed trick. They really did escape, leaving behind a fourth prisoner (named Alan West, not Charlie Butts), and really did disappear without a trace.

It's no wonder Hollywood had to grab this story- if any writer tried to make something like this up, they would have been told, "Get Real!"

Tropes used in Escape from Alcatraz include:

 English: I was in a bar in Tennessee. Then these two dudes start hassling me. That was their first mistake. They pulled knifes. That was their second mistake. They didn't know how to use them. That was the last mistake they ever made.

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