Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

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Released 12-Feb-2003
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How does bitter convict Robert Stroud cope with a lifetime of solitary confinement? The answer, in a sense, comes from above -- in the form of a feeble sparrow he finds in the isolation yard. Stroud brings this newfound companion to his cell, nurses it to health and, from that point on, there's no turning back. Despite having only a third grade education, and no hope of parole, Stroud becomes a renowned ornithologist -- and achieves a greater sense of freedom and purpose behind prison walls than many in the outside world will ever know.

The "finest prison picture ever made" (Variety), this inspirational and compelling classic stars Burt Lancaster in an Oscar-nominated performance as Stroud -- the convict who, in his power to heal birds, finds the power to heal himself.
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Burt Lancaster
Karl Malden
Thelma Ritter
Telly Savalas
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John Frankenheimer
Elmer Bernstein
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Drama 1962 142:31 576i (PAL) 2 4
Widescreen 1.66:1, NOT 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), German Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), French Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
English for the Hearing Impaired, German for the Hearing Impaired, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
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