A well-shot drama about an ambitious young public defender who takes on the case of a man whose cruel treatment at Alcatraz turned him into a killer. In the process of trying the case, the two develop a bond and ultimately bring down Alcatraz once and for all.
Pros: Bacon and Slater, outstanding Cons: Alcatraz and the penal system In 1935 Henri Young (Kevin Bacon), hungry and out of work, steals $5.00 from a store. Tried and convicted Mr. Young is sent to Alcatraz for five years. Mr. Young is 18 years old. Unfortunately, this is based on a true story and becomes the story of the life of Henri Young. Realizing the frustration of living in prison, Henri Young attempts a clever escape … more