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We both enjoyed the movie very much
on September 6, 2014
My daughter and I visited Alcatraz and were very impressed by the audio program prepared by the National Park Service. Several movies were mentioned and we decided to watch Escape from Alcatraz because it was based on an actual escape. The movie is a little old fashioned according to modern tastes that run to special effects and larger than life characters. We both enjoyed the movie very much. It seemed plausible and showed the "mechanics" of the escape very well. The warden was very mean and some of the inmates seemed perhaps too nice. After all the modern portrayals loud-mouthed, screeching, sexually aggressive, super violent, psychopathic prisoners we see on T.V. and in movies nowadays, these criminals seemed a bit tame.