Birdman of Alcatraz

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Birdman of Alcatraz

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Birdman of Alcatraz

Release Date: July 04, 1962

Year    :   1962
Slogan    :   «Inside the rock called Alcatraz they tried to chain a volcano they called 'The Bird Man'!»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   Norma Productions, United Artists
Director    :   John Frankenheimer
Producers    :   Guy Trosper, Stuart Millar, Harold Hecht, Gilbert Kurland
Writers    :   Thomas E. Gaddis, Guy Trosper
RunTime    :   147 mins.
Budget    :   2650000
Revenue    :   3100000

After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard and nurses it back to health. Despite having only a third grade education, Stroud goes on to become a renowned ornithologist and achieves a greater sense of freedom and purpose behind bars than most people find in the outside world.

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