ES­CAPE FROM AL­CA­TRAZ (1979) ABC1, 12.35AM, M, AC­TION

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Clint East­wood flexes his act­ing mus­cle in this fact- based adap­ta­tion of the novel by J. Camp­bell Bruce. East­wood shines as enig­matic in­mate Frank Morris, one of three pris­on­ers who ap­par­ently suc­cess­fully over­came the no­to­ri­ous myth that sur­rounded Al­ca­traz’s in­escapable sta­tus, never to be seen again. Team­ing with reg­u­lar col­lab­o­ra­tor and buddy, the leg­endary di­rec­tor Don Siegal ( Coogan’s Bluff, Dirty Harry), East­wood’s re­served char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion opened the minds of filmgoers to an ac­tor ca­pa­ble of match­ing his brawn with brain. ★★★★

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