Escape From Alcatraz
Cinemax, Astro Ch 412, 9.05am
In this 1979 thriller, Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood), a hardened convict with a history of prison breaks, is sent to serve the rest of his life sentence at Alcatraz – America’s infamously brutal and inescapable maximum security prison. Morris quickly realises the prison’s dehumanising effects and clashes with its cruel warden (Patrick McGoohan). Fed up with life at Alcatraz, Morris and two convict brothers (Fred Ward and Jack Thibeau) meticulously plan the unthinkable: an escape from the island.