San Francisco in Cinema: Escape from Alcatraz
Clint Eastwood plays real life convict Frank Morris who succeeded in his daring nighttime dash from the island prison (or did he?) in 1979's Escape from Alcatraz. Donald Siegel directs Eastwood, as well as Danny Glover in Glover's debut feature. Morris and his co-conspirators made paper models of their own heads to get past a bed check by guards. Today the Morris cell and others are staged as they appeared during the escape in a segment for "America's Most Wanted" on TV. 

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