Cinema: Fast Break

ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ Directed by Don Siegel Screenplay by Richard Tuggle

If there is such a thing as a foolproof movie, Escape from Alcatraz must be it. Throw together Clint Eastwood, an airtight jailbreak plot, a first-rate storyteller like Director Don Siegel ... and what could possibly go wrong? As it happens, almost nothing. True, Escape from Alcatraz embraces virtually every cliché known to prison movies. Eastwood does not exactly break new ground as an actor either. Yet this film's familiarity ends by breeding affection rather than contempt. When an old-fashioned genre piece is...

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