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Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980)
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Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Filmed on location at Alcatraz Island, this two-part "whole story" actually concentrates on a handful of the denizens behind the cold grey walls of "The Rock". Michael Beck plays the real-life Clarence Carnes, an Oklahoma Choctaw Indian said to be the youngest man ever incarcerated in the notorious maximum security prison. Serving a 99-year sentence for a gas station holdup and murder, Carnes makes periodic attempts to escape, the final attempt being the most violent. Many of the subordinate characters are fictional (as are most of the details concerning Carnes' escape efforts); the one exception is Robert Stroud, the "Birdman of Alcatraz", here portrayed by Art Carney as a gentle, kindly philosopher. Telly Savalas, a costar of the Burt Lancaster vehicle Birdman of Alcatraz, also guest starred in the 1980 film. Originally titled Alcatraz and Clarence Carnes, this made-for-TV movie wavers between gritty realism and "I'm bustin' outta here!" artifice.
Plot: alcatraz, prison, criminal, prison life, robbery, murder, prisoner, convict, armed robbery, escape, spanking

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about prison, murder, prison life, violence, prisoner, crimes and criminal heroes mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story: Animal 2 (2008), Escape from Alcatraz (1979), McVicar (1980), One Away (1976), Enemies of the State (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Animal 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: Now serving a life sentence for murder, James "Animal" Allen returns to fighting for cash in order to help his troubled son on the outside. However, with his newfound fame as a fighter, Animal uncovers a jailhouse conspiracy that threatens ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert ...
Style: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, social realism ...
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McVicar (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John McVicar was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
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Time: 60s, 1960s
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One Away (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two brothers plot to get their third brother out of jail.
Plot: escape, manhunt, prison, on the run, wilderness, forest, convict, police, gypsy
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Enemies of the State (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Crime thriller inspired by the story of Jiri Kajinek, which is considered the first bounty hunter in the Czech Republic. Thanks to his escape from the prison fortress Mirov it became a legend and the most wanted man in Europe. Five weeks while ...
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She Made Them Do It (2013)
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: captivating, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, prison, prison escape, runaway, manipulation, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, investigation, convict, escaped prisoner
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Convict (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in the dark and old Parramatta prison built by the original convicts our lead character Ray a war veteran finds himself serving 18 months for manslaughter after defending his fiance. He soon realizes that the prison boss has it in for him and ...
Plot: prison, male objectification, humiliation, shower, male nudity, convict, clothed male naked male, gang, hose, butt naked, mooning, shower room ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode is part five and the final installation of a series of yakuza films directed by Kinji Fukasaku. In the wake of a big police crackdown, Akira Kobayashi's icily sun- glassed Takeda attempts to ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 69 min.
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