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Postby Rockape » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:45 pm

Watched Escape from Alcatraz last night....we went to Alcatraz a few years ago, so it was a good to see how it all looked when occupied. Still a lot of unanswered questions about that escape. Great film!
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Phil71 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:51 pm

Rockape wrote:Watched Escape from Alcatraz last night....we went to Alcatraz a few years ago, so it was a good to see how it all looked when occupied. Still a lot of unanswered questions about that escape. Great film!


Is that the old one with Clint Eastwood?
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Ach » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:43 pm

Rockape wrote:Watched Escape from Alcatraz last night....we went to Alcatraz a few years ago, so it was a good to see how it all looked when occupied. Still a lot of unanswered questions about that escape. Great film!

That's on my bucket list.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Rockape » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:45 pm

Phil71 wrote:
Rockape wrote:Watched Escape from Alcatraz last night....we went to Alcatraz a few years ago, so it was a good to see how it all looked when occupied. Still a lot of unanswered questions about that escape. Great film!


Is that the old one with Clint Eastwood?


Yeah 1979. Still great though.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Phil71 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:39 pm

Rockape wrote:
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Rockape wrote:Watched Escape from Alcatraz last night....we went to Alcatraz a few years ago, so it was a good to see how it all looked when occupied. Still a lot of unanswered questions about that escape. Great film!


Is that the old one with Clint Eastwood?


Yeah 1979. Still great though.


It is.

I reckon they all drowned and were swept out to sea.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Rockape » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:38 am

Phil71 wrote:
Rockape wrote:
Phil71 wrote:
Rockape wrote:Watched Escape from Alcatraz last night....we went to Alcatraz a few years ago, so it was a good to see how it all looked when occupied. Still a lot of unanswered questions about that escape. Great film!


Is that the old one with Clint Eastwood?


Yeah 1979. Still great though.


It is.

I reckon they all drowned and were swept out to sea.


:think: You’d have thought they would have found a body eventually?
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Phil71 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:56 am

Rockape wrote:
Phil71 wrote:
Rockape wrote:
Phil71 wrote:
Rockape wrote:Watched Escape from Alcatraz last night....we went to Alcatraz a few years ago, so it was a good to see how it all looked when occupied. Still a lot of unanswered questions about that escape. Great film!


Is that the old one with Clint Eastwood?


Yeah 1979. Still great though.


It is.

I reckon they all drowned and were swept out to sea.


:think: You’d have thought they would have found a body eventually?


Sharks.

Although I've just read that three out of every four people who drown in SF bay are eventually found. And that stretch of water is swam regularly now as part of various triathlons.

It's not impossible that they would have reached the mainland and escaped, but I doubt all three could have evaded capture for so long - especially considering how high profile the case has always been.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Power n Glory » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:25 am

Rockape wrote:Watched Escape from Alcatraz last night....we went to Alcatraz a few years ago, so it was a good to see how it all looked when occupied. Still a lot of unanswered questions about that escape. Great film!


I may have to check for that film. The Rock has always been one of my favourite action movies and that's about a team breaking into Alcatraz to deal with a hostage/terrorist threat.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Rockape » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:42 pm

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Rockape wrote:Watched Escape from Alcatraz last night....we went to Alcatraz a few years ago, so it was a good to see how it all looked when occupied. Still a lot of unanswered questions about that escape. Great film!


I may have to check for that film. The Rock has always been one of my favourite action movies and that's about a team breaking into Alcatraz to deal with a hostage/terrorist threat.


You should, its better for the fact that its true.....so you are watching history (in a way!) Clint was always my fave actor, which helps it too, plus visiting Alcatraz gives you an insight to all the details.

Side info on Clint Eastwood: Clint used to play a lot of golf at Pebble Beach which I stopped by at on the same trip. I heard that this random guy booked to play a round on his holidays and turned up at the allotted time to be grouped with three others. When he walked onto the tee, he found that one of them was Clint Eastwood. I'm not really into celebs, but that would have blown my mind!
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Rockape » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:06 pm

Clint.....what a man!
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Phil71 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:19 pm

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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Rockape » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:51 pm

I think the first time I saw Clint Eastwood was when I was about 14 and some film came on that looked a bit weird. It was some dodgy looking Italian western, with crazy music and very unusual direction. I stuck with it for a few mins and then Clint arrived. The rest is history!

[youtube] https://youtu.be/Sv_GcxkmW4Y[/youtube]
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Phil71 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:00 pm

Rockape wrote:I think the first time I saw Clint Eastwood was when I was about 14 and some film came on that looked a bit weird. It was some dodgy looking Italian western, with crazy music and very unusual direction. I stuck with it for a few mins and then Clint arrived. The rest is history!

[youtube] https://youtu.be/Sv_GcxkmW4Y[/youtube]


Superb.

The lip synch and terrible dubbing just adds to the quality.
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