Escape from Alcatraz

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Frank Morris arrives at Alcatraz, he has to take all his clothes off for a routine check. When the guards escort him to his cell you can see him wearing a pair of white boxers, but in the next scene (still walking) he is naked again and when placed into his cell you can see him wearing a pair of pants.

Continuity mistake: When Wolf goes for Frank in the yard with a knife, his blue woolly hat disapppears for one shot when he is swinging the knife at Frank. It's snuggly back on his head in the next shot. (00:28:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the dining hall when the guard calls Frank over to talk about the "accident" involving Doc, the food on Frank's tray is different when he walked over from when he walks away. (00:44:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Frank is throwing black checkers into the corner of his room, between shots after he spots the bug, the amount of black checkers sitting on his board blatantly decreases. (00:42:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Doc is painting himself in the yard, the amount / position of grey marks on the painting differs. (00:22:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Clint and some other prisoners are showering, one of the prisoners approaches Clint, who quickly gives him three punches in the stomach and shoves a bar of soap into his mouth. The soap falls out of his mouth before he falls to the ground, but once on the ground, he has the soap in his mouth again.


Visible crew/equipment: In the non-widescreen version, a hole in the ceiling and a microphone can be seen picking up the dialogue between Patrick McGoohan and Clint Eastwood in the warden's office.

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Litmus: What's your name kid?
Charley Butts: Charley Butts.
Litmus: Charley's Butt? Hahahah, you got a pretty friggin' funny name kid.
Charley Butts: Oh yeah? What's yours?
Litmus: Al Capone.

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Trivia: Fred Ward, who played John Anglin in this film, would later go on to play a character in Naked Gun 33 1/3rd who escapes from prison as well.

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Question: Why was Wolf such a bully to Frank Morris?

Answer: This is a fictional account of a real-life event and the people depicted in it. Frank Morris was a vicious and dangerous criminal who, played by movie-hero Clint Eastwood, is made into a sympathetic figure. The Wolf character, who was probably not real or highly fictionalized, is contrived solely to create conflict in the plot by making him Morris' enemy. It also shows the constant danger and abuse from other prisoners.

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