Escape from Alcatraz

Factual error: In the opening scene that shows San Francisco scenery there is a shot of a large TV tower called Sutro Tower. The film takes place in 1960 and Sutro Tower wasn't built until 1973.

Factual error: The movie is supposed to take place in 1960, but the oscilloscope on the metal detector outside the wood shop is a new 1979 model, the year the movie was made.

Factual error: Guards are shown dressed with dark ties. In actuality, they all wore red ties.

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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Prison Guard: Your painting privileges have been removed.
Doc: Why?
Prison Guard: I don't know.

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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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