Finally, the full story of the most famous escape from Alcatraz prison. What really happened in 1962 has never been told before. Just one convict makes it. And he may owe his success less to savvy and luck than to that ever shining moment called Camelot. That’s right. A Kennedy is pulling strings, recruiting a mole to infiltrate Alcatraz, ostensibly to find out if an escape is possible.
Meanwhile, near-genius inmate Fred Morgan already has an escape plan in motion. Fed plan versus Morgan plan. We watch both develop, neither known to the other. Will Morgan make it? Are the Feds working for or against him? We can’t be sure.
They often seem unsure themselves, as we listen to them inside the Washington Monument, on a New Jersey golf course, aboard a “clocker”, on the Golden Gate Bridge, at the Top of the Mark. Morgan’s plan is a known page of history, revealed here chip by chip – with detail and emotion never before published or filmed. Morgan is often funny, more often serious, as we watch him deal with inmates sage to insane and officials also sage to insane.
CONS FROM THE ROCK is less revisionist than a re-imagining of a fantastic coup – the kind of brave, if often futile, derring-do about which people will always wonder.