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I completely disagree with a previous negative review of this made for television movie.
It's true that there are a number of portions of this movie that simply didn't occur; Coy & Hubbard sleeping in kitchen, reliance of Shockley for divergence, Cretzer's death, etc. Despite the preceding, Alcatraz fans should be so grateful for the existence of this movie (along with the other made for TV movie Alcatraz: the Whole Shocking Story and the classic Escape from Alcatraz) as all three of these movies belong together in the same collection.
This movie tells an amazing story of how one man, the only convict in Alcatraz history, conceived of a plan to capture guns in the cellblock. Would I have filmed this movie differently? Yes! A film which very closely stuck to the script as outlined by Earnest Lageson's definitive history of this event (Battle at Alcatraz) would have been perfect. So whilst this movie fails to do this, we should still be very excited about its existence. For this reason it's a must see for us Alcatraz fans.