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Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on Escape from Alcatraz as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

Escape from Alcatraz is an crime movie directed by Don Siegel(as Donald Siegel) and starring Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom and Jack Thibeau and Fred Ward. The movie was written by J. Campbell Bruce (book), Richard Tuggle (screenplay). The film has a $8 million budget with a 111-minute running time. Escape from Alcatraz currently has a 7.6 IMDb rating, based on 100563 and 76 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated PG.

release date for Escape from Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz release date

When does Escape from Alcatraz come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for Escape from Alcatraz (1979) is June 22, 1979.

When will Escape from Alcatraz be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

Escape from Alcatraz DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Escape from Alcatraz budget

How much did Escape from Alcatraz cost to make?

$8,000,000 budget

The movie cost $8 million to make.

Escape from Alcatraz movie poster

Escape from Alcatraz rating

PG Rated

Escape from Alcatraz is rated PG. Parental guidance is suggested, meaning some material may not be suitable for children. Parents are urged to give “parental guidance.” The movie may contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

Escape from Alcatraz reviews

7.6 IMDb 76 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.6 of out 10 IMDb rating and 76 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

Escape from Alcatraz trailer

Escape from Alcatraz plot summary

What is Escape from Alcatraz about?

Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and “Birdman” Robert Stroud, was only broken once – by three men never heard of again.

Synopsis from IMDb Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

Escape from Alcatraz cast

Who is in Escape from Alcatraz?

Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz Clint Eastwood as Frank Morris
Patrick McGoohan in Escape from Alcatraz Patrick McGoohan as Warden
Roberts Blossom in Escape from Alcatraz Roberts Blossom as Chester “Doc” Dalton
Jack Thibeau in Escape from Alcatraz Jack Thibeau as Clarence Anglin
Fred Ward in Escape from Alcatraz Fred Ward as John Anglin

Escape from Alcatraz box Office

How much did Escape from Alcatraz make?

$43,000,000 worldwide

The film has made over $43 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

Escape from Alcatraz details

Theatrical Release Date: June 22, 1979
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $8 million
Box Office: $43 million
Length: 111 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English

Escape from Alcatraz facts

How long is Escape from Alcatraz?

The movie is 111 minutes long (1 hour and 51 minutes).

What year did Escape from Alcatraz come out?

The movie is out on June 22, 1979. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Clint Eastwood plays as Frank Morris.

Who is the director of Escape from Alcatraz?

Don Siegel(as Donald Siegel) directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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