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Birdman of Alcatraz: As an inmate at Leavenworth prison, Robert Stroud has a series of confrontations with the guards and with the other convicts. When Stroud kills a guard, he is sentenced to be executed, and only his mother's impassioned intervention gets his sentence commuted to life imprisonment, which he must serve in solitary confinement. As he serves out his sentence in boredom and despair, one day he finds a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard. Stroud soon takes a deep interest in caring for birds, which gives him a new purpose in life, but which also brings new conflicts with prison authorities.

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Released: July 03, 1962
Runtime: 147 mins
Genres: Drama Biography
Countries: USA
Director: John Frankenheimer
Actors: Adrienne Marden Anton von Stralen Art Salter Betty Field Burt Lancaster Chris Robinson Crahan Denton Dale Van Sickel David McMahon Edmond O'Brien Edward Mallory Frankie Van Fred Libby George Mitchell Harry Holcombe Harry Jackson Hugh Marlowe James Cavanaugh James Westerfield Jimmy Casino Joe McGuinn John Burnside John Indrisano Karl Malden Kermit Maynard Len Lesser Leo Penn Leo V Matranga Lewis Charles Michael Masters Michael Ross Mike Mahoney Mushy Callahan Myrna Ross Neville Brand Nick Dennis Nicky Blair Noble 'Kid' Chissel Pat Moran Pete Kellett Ray Spiker Raymond Greenleaf Robert Bailey Robert Burton Robert Williams Telly Savalas Thelma Ritter Tom Gilson Wayne Heffley Whit Bissell William Hansen

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Posted by Rasheeeed 4 months ago
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Impressive movie.

Posted by EraseTheHate 3 years, 7 months ago
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Really great movie. Very entertaining. The acting was amazing. A MUST SEE.

Posted by kevins91163 4 years, 4 months ago
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classic good movie

Posted by chanelicia 2 years, 6 months ago
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Based on a real-life character (but story is fictionalised), this film just goes to show how classics are made. 5/5

Posted by coolguy3011 3 years, 6 months ago
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one of the best movie in my list, great work by burt lancaster and very well directed by john frankenheimer, his other movies that i really liked are reindeer games, the manchurian candidate, 52 pickups, black sunday and ronin, a great director.

Posted by laoshir 3 years, 10 months ago
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I remember reading an article describing Robert Stroud as a vicious, unrepentant killer, who was also disliked by most of his fellow inmates. Howbeit he did write books about bird diseases. Considering the year the film was releases and Burt Lancaster in the starring role, its no wonder Hollywood took such liberties in the movie. Regardless I found the movie interesting.

Posted by calmlybleeding 3 years, 3 months ago
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3.5/5 ....I got hooked about 1/3 of the way into the movie, a long scene in a nest really pulled me in. It is a bit funny to see certain acting styles and nuances from that time period. Once you get past that, there are some very intense scenes. Very enjoyable.

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