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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.
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CastR. Lee Ermey
DirectorMarc Rocco
Release Date:  1994
MPAA Rating:  R
DVD Release Date:  Warner Home Video (June 22, 1999)
Runtime:  2hr 3min
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review by . May 08, 2000
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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 …
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