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Six against the Rock

  • Action
  • Crime/detective
  • 1987
  • Paul Wendkos
  • 96 mins

Summary

In May of 1946, Alcatraz inmate Bernie Coy initiates a carefully thought out plan to escape the island prison. His plan, carried out with five accomplices, falls apart when they can't obtain a key to unlock a door leading to the yard.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Made almost a decade after the better-known Clint Eastwood movie Escape from Alcatraz, this is a more conventional TV movie reconstruction of an earlier escape attempt from the infamous maximum security island prison in San Francisco Bay. Paul Wendkos's direction tends towards the routine, but the cast, including Jan-Michael Vincent and Dennis Farina, is impressive, while the story of the true-life 1946 break-out by six convicts is dramatic and violent enough to hold the attention.

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Credits

Cast

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TBCHoward Hesseman
TBCDavid Morse
TBCCharles Haid
TBCJan-Michael Vincent
TBCRichard Dysart
TBCDennis Farina

Crew

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DirectorPaul Wendkos

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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