Documentary 2016 | The Great Escape from Alcatraz Prison

  • Published on Dec 1, 2016
  • On June 11, 1962, bank robbers Frank Morris and Clarence & John Anglin launched a patchwork, raincoat raft into the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay surrounding
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    The men disappeared, leaving behind a cold case that has mystified law enforcement for over half-a-century. Now, three Dutch scientists have used 3D modeling technology to show that it may have been possible for the men to have survived. Putting their theory to the test, the Dutchmen are recreating the daring escape as closely to the original as possible, right down to launching their own raincoat raft into the bay. Will they make it through the treacherous waters to safety or be swept out to sea? And can they prove once and for all what happened to the escapees?
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  • Falco C:
    Falco C: 18 hours ago

    “ALCATRAZ! Rise and greet our guests properly”

  • Abiodun O
    Abiodun O 19 hours ago +1

    #alcatraz :D

  • Doreen Rita
    Doreen Rita 21 hour ago

    This is super interesting!!! Like WOOW! BUT! Who the heck is this old dame that keeps popping in every now and then with a giggle and trying to explain these to us that we already heard? Like common guys...geesh!!

  • vMMe
    vMMe Day ago

    Hey look they made Mod of the Dead in real life!

  • J H
    J H Day ago

    Now I figure there's two reasons why you didn't sit down on my step. Either you're too scared, or you just hate niqqers. Now which is it, boy? You too scared? Hmm?
    Nah. I just hate niqqers.

  • J H
    J H Day ago

    I think they would have made it, they would have been in much better shape than this group of Euro-Millennials and much more motivated. A car WAS reported stolen in the area. New photos have surfaced of them living in South America. If any of them are still alive, they should come back and be instant millionaire celebrities, do the talk shows, documentaries and write books about way are they going back to jail now.

  • Mike Zip
    Mike Zip Day ago +1

    They wanted to escape liberal shit-hole San Francisco more than the prison itself.

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  • mike MaCullough
    mike MaCullough 2 days ago

    There's only ONE man alive that would escape from that place and then brag about it....and he's in the Whitehouse!

  • Aleksandar Holl
    Aleksandar Holl 2 days ago

    You know your dealing with a nerd when one of them is in a star wars shirt

  • Jason Boner
    Jason Boner 2 days ago

    They were killed in Canada by the ppl who helped them get away, double crossed them for money... the guy who was there/ assisted it talked about it on his deathbed... theres a documentary on Netflix about it

  • nick 2.0
    nick 2.0 3 days ago

    Well I found free $2341a money making system that is really working:(just go to)

  • คLקHค MคLє
    คLקHค MคLє 3 days ago

    They wuz kilt. They was died cuz no way cud swim dat far

  • coltsrule5150
    coltsrule5150 3 days ago

    They make it sound like it would have been impossible for them to swim off this island, that the waters were too dangerous.
    Nick and Nate Diaz swim it all the time for the fun of it. Nick saying he's swam it five times.
    Now, in all fairness, the cardio of the Diaz brothers is legendary. But still, if they can swim it, I'm sure a few prisoners chasing freedom could swim it.

  • LaZaro
    LaZaro 4 days ago

    Why does that guy that make animatronics look like that guy from Toy Story 2?

  • Everton Davis
    Everton Davis 4 days ago

    they escaped the same year Jamaica gained independence

  • Cooper The Engineer
    Cooper The Engineer 4 days ago

    plot twist the 3 sciencetists are the convicts

  • Cupid Stunt
    Cupid Stunt 4 days ago

    Fat ass is a typical American.. big mouthed boring know it all. PRICK!

  • Vickey waldo
    Vickey waldo 5 days ago

    they did a poor job of reenacting this. I believe they made it. Anyone escaping would have been paddling with all there might while one kept the raft inflated. And it is possible their raft did not leak. All that a side I read something that made be believe they made it. This is a quote "In 2010, another Anglin brother, Robert, made a deathbed confession to his kin: He’d been in touch with John and Clarence several times in the first 25 years they were on the run, the family says."

  • Sam LSD
    Sam LSD 5 days ago

    Even the guard is happy they escaped 🤣

  • Sam LSD
    Sam LSD 5 days ago

    If they are not there today, then they don't belong there.
    Brilliant! 😭🤣😆

  • Sam LSD
    Sam LSD 5 days ago +1

    The once who got away with it.
    They actually smarten up and never stayed in US of A 😭🤣😆😩 smart move smart move.Unlike the other dummies who stayed in usa and kept on robbing stores and shit.
    This is how you make it.

  • Sam LSD
    Sam LSD 5 days ago

    All this tax money spent on prison. it's so sad.

  • Lasse DK
    Lasse DK 5 days ago +1

    The US government should give them a pardon if they are alive today and came forward

    AKHIL T.A 5 days ago

    They robbed my heart.

  • Ricardo Forworth
    Ricardo Forworth 5 days ago

    What if these men simply faked the whole raft thing to make the gaurds look for them at sea whilst they actually booked it on a supply ship? or somthing simular

  • sshortguy1 c
    sshortguy1 c 6 days ago +1

    i've read about the 3 the anglin bros and frank morris , frank and 1 of the anglin bros died of old age , but the other cared less b/c he was dying of cancer , that's what i read

  • Amir Raja
    Amir Raja 6 days ago

    Clint Eastwood movie is based on this prison escape from alcatraz

  • Jack Quirk
    Jack Quirk 6 days ago

    What I did was get the fuck out off there then became Donal Trump

  • Jack Quirk
    Jack Quirk 6 days ago

    Ahahaha. Lol that's not what I did

  • Apache Sakai
    Apache Sakai 6 days ago

    nobody heard of them again is because the have Drown to the bottom of the Sea, They are dead

  • jaytube2112
    jaytube2112 6 days ago

    Escape from Alcatraz should be remade. Clint Eastwood should play the warden.

  • Adam K
    Adam K 7 days ago +1

    and along with all the other proof they made it was big mob bosses there like mickey cohen, capone, bulger wanted the prison shut down so they had a ride arranged for them soon as they made it

  • Adam K
    Adam K 7 days ago +1

    they def made it the pics of them in brazil can tell its them and they would also send cards to their families and the guy even wrote a letter to the san fran pd and news station

  • Claire H
    Claire H 7 days ago

    They were robbers, it makes sense that they'd coincide their escape with hijacking a high speed boat delivering contraband. Their boat wouldn't have had to survive long. If they killed the crew during the hijacking they'll never come forward. But timing may have relied on having a look-out on the outside who could signal inside when to escape. This would've been risky even if the person was family.

  • Dion Francis
    Dion Francis 7 days ago

    When I first heard about this I was praying those 3 made it. God bless them...

  • Josef Frodl
    Josef Frodl 7 days ago

    The reason Morris and the Anglinds made it is because they weren't just three pussies on a raft. As it was said in this documentary, they were climbing three floors every day to work on a raft they had time to plan the whole day. They were in perfect physical condition and even if you look at the quality of the life vest they left behind, you can see it was better craftsmanship then the raft this crew was able to make. Most of the bodies that get lost in this bay get found. Only things left behind by this trio is parts of the raft and paddles. I don't condone their behavior, but if some criminals really deserved their freedom, it's these three.

    • Claire H
      Claire H 7 days ago

      Would you still say they deserved their freedom if they escaped by hijacking a high speed boat from criminals couriering contraband in the local area & executed its crew so no one would ever know?

  • Zoophilia Consultant

    morris prob just needed help lol. I seen anglins family on a tv show and they are douchebags

  • Jeremy Reynolds
    Jeremy Reynolds 8 days ago

    Hell if i ask me the gov should just swallow its pride amd give test guy that escaped a pardon under the conditions that they tell exactly how they did it bc if theu are still alive they got to be old hell i would love to know how they did it b4 theu die

    • Claire H
      Claire H 7 days ago

      I'm betting they know they'd never get a pardon. The only way I see that they could've survived is if they hijacked a high speed contraband boat & killed the crew.

  • A. Royden D'souza
    A. Royden D'souza 8 days ago

    They are not even trying that hard😂

  • Rainbow Writer
    Rainbow Writer 8 days ago

    I think eventually we will get death bed confessions from the escapees. If everyone assumes you are dead, what better way to go on, living in plain sight?

  • jonathan young
    jonathan young 8 days ago

    I think they started paddling upward for a while as soon as they pushed off the rock and got a better angle for the current to carry them out . And they are a ble to rest a while until they got near the bridge and able to paddle again.

  • Ghost Ink
    Ghost Ink 8 days ago

    the paddle and raft that was left behind was for alan west because he couldn't get out of his cell then when he did get out the other guys were long gone they left stuff for him incase he did get out but he didn't see it and just went back to his cell then when the escape was found the next day the fbi started their questions with alan west but he only told them what was safe to tell them and in 2016 0r 2017 a new theory came up that they hitch a ride from a police boat than paddled to a near by get away boat

  • Disciple8923
    Disciple8923 8 days ago

    My theory is that West never intended to leave. He gave the illusion of participating to throw off the Feds and lied to the Feds. The guards in the lighthouse were paid off or they memorized the pattern in which the light circled. Morrison and the other two used the raft to get far enough out in the bay and met with a boat that took them ashore. That's how they actually got away and why the raft was never found. They left behind some clues as a, "Fuck You!"

  • Ila’s DIY
    Ila’s DIY 8 days ago

    What if the three guys investigating or are the men 😂😂😂😂

  • Megan Moore
    Megan Moore 9 days ago

    There were so many factors not taken into consideration in the making of this film. The actors playing this movie lacked motivation. Like the original escapist had alot of emotional and mental distress is missing

  • Danny Branderson
    Danny Branderson 9 days ago

    they are great white shits

  • WeAreThe KHANS
    WeAreThe KHANS 9 days ago

    I don't think they made it.. if they made it then why they threw the photos in the bay? Even they knew that they will never contact any of their loved one again and everything they had just that photos. That's the reason they didn't make it and they died during the escape

  • JP_615
    JP_615 9 days ago

    Why didnt the guys rotate to paddle 🤦‍♂️

  • Mark Ringer
    Mark Ringer 9 days ago

    they was actually. waiting for guard boat . and was towed most off the way . they attached a cord . homemade rope and was towed under dark virtually full way . that's how they did it . the guards and police were so embarrassed by the escape they made up certain things found on shore .

  • Sharon Wade
    Sharon Wade 9 days ago

    There may have a boat waiting. The guy that stayed behind could have been a ploy. Convicts are intelligent beyond what most think. They could have left the personal affects in the ocean on purpose and got on boat and sailed to tropical island!

  • michael
    michael 9 days ago

    these guys aren't determined farm boys that will work as hard as needed. Just like the convicts.

  • xYottaByte Gaming
    xYottaByte Gaming 10 days ago

    5:56 Micheal De Santa/Townley's Back Story :)

  • xYottaByte Gaming
    xYottaByte Gaming 10 days ago

    2:15 eyyyy, it's Gatis Kandis!!

  • siva siva
    siva siva 11 days ago

    See told you criminals are far more intelligent than scientists

    • Adam K
      Adam K 7 days ago

      not 2 smart or else they would have never been in prison to begin with lol

  • Djms&capo DeMorais
    Djms&capo DeMorais 11 days ago

    Modern vs vintage brains?
    Just one winner...Vintage brains win by a mile.
    So,these shows are a crap.

  • President Camacho
    President Camacho 11 days ago

    there is a very distinct difference in masculinity between the three guys who actually escaped alcatraz and the three internet warriors they got to recreate it.

  • Musa Masih
    Musa Masih 11 days ago

    Maybe I didn't even go into the water they made it look like that they were escaping from the ocean maybe the plan was something else maybe someone pick them up I don't know I don't know the possibilities of different ways you're not saying anything

  • Yankosh Badal
    Yankosh Badal 11 days ago

    They were freaking legends.

  • Paul Kersey
    Paul Kersey 11 days ago

    Narrated by a foreigner? Fuck this Crap! I can already tell it's going to change facts.

  • Jack F
    Jack F 11 days ago

    the experiment could be a considered a success when at the end they were pulled out of the water and therefor rescued ...i believed the escapees had help with a boat waiting for them........i hope they made it though if they did have to paddle to shore.

  • Shpeckledorf
    Shpeckledorf 12 days ago

    They deserved to escape. Very smart people.

  • Flaviu Bob
    Flaviu Bob 12 days ago +1

    I’m sure the convicts were in much better shape and they would have been taking turns

  • Guillermo Pensado
    Guillermo Pensado 12 days ago

    tHIS sCAPE was extraordinary¡¡ Awesome¡¡¡ Fuck¡¡ Bravoooooo, this 3 men deserved freedom for what they did

  • Tama Drums
    Tama Drums 12 days ago

    It’s like trying to make me play basketball like Michael Jordan..., I’m old and fat and no drive but this man had a lot... that’s what’s missing in this and many other attempts....

  • dancidancii
    dancidancii 12 days ago

    why color grading parts of the documantary in teal and orange...this is not instagram for gods sake...

  • wakeup
    wakeup 12 days ago

    Sightings aswell of them in another doc...

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    wakeup 12 days ago


  • Reza Moghadasian Rad
    Reza Moghadasian Rad 12 days ago

    they must pardon them to come forward if they are alive, to say what the hell happened after

  • Mad River Reefs
    Mad River Reefs 12 days ago

    A major achievement LMAO The Diaz bros swim this all the time so does Kron Gracie Swimming i might add . Just put in search " Diaz bros alcatraz" Or Kron Gracie Alcatraz

  • George George
    George George 14 days ago +1

    Mythbusters did it 10 years ago. :)

    LYNN SENESHEN 14 days ago

    These guys knew they has to paddle like hell or drown. There was no boat waiting to rescue them. Mostly likely all in excellent shape from being in jail too. I think they could of made it to shore.

  • J C
    J C 14 days ago

    572 people did not like this, I take it they must be prisoners who could not escape prison.

  • Michael Harrington
    Michael Harrington 14 days ago

    This is kind of silly. They already have shown they tied to the last guard boat going out, cut the line and were picked up by a boat and flown to south american where they lived out the rest of their lives...what are these guys doing?

  • theone2be33
    theone2be33 14 days ago

    Thanx everyone! Yes, i did make it! - Frank M.

    BK ALL DAY 15 days ago

    I don’t think they made it nobody has ever spoken about seeing them alive. And that’s Very difficult for most humans to do. There’s a lot of Rats for centuries on this earth....

  • onehappynegro
    onehappynegro 15 days ago

    in a real life scenario i don't think for a minute that just one guy was paddling.

  • Gregory A. Parker Sr.
    Gregory A. Parker Sr. 15 days ago

    The 3 of them died, probably swept out to sea and finished off by sharks. The reason you never heard anything from them after the escape is because they never made it to shore. Their bodies belong to the Bay... case closed.

    • Adam K
      Adam K 7 days ago

      2 out of 3 bodies who were in the ocean in san fran area would ALWAYS come to shore. so if they all died least 1 of them would've. this video was before the new ones with all the proof that they ended up living fucking idiot. even pictures and letters with their dna on them were sent to family

    • Adam K
      Adam K 7 days ago

      LOL you are a MORON. do some research. this documentary is older before all the proof came out. they 10000% made it. were all in their 80's and 2 of them are dead now the one brother wrote a whole letter saying other 2 died and he would turn himself in if he could get treatment for his cancer and there is pics of them in brazil that is def them along with letters matching their exact writing to their families throughout the years and yea mickey cohen and other mobsters had a boat and car ready for them

  • Blake Johnson
    Blake Johnson 16 days ago +1

    No they weren't violent criminals...just bank robbers.

  • John Roberts
    John Roberts 16 days ago

    Fact: In 1971 the Indians occupied Alcatraz because of a "Treaty" that was signed that stated that any govt land that wasn't used in a certain amount of time would be turned over to the BIA for their use. It was theirs in the first place. When they asked for it back they were told no and that the treaty would not be honored so they occupied it.. It is now 11/2018 and I just read that in 2015 Alcatraz was sold so it can be made into condos! If America wants to be great again, then Mr Trump needs to address things such as these but America is on it's own long walk with him but doesn't even know it yet..... Born and raised in the USA but ashamed of what America has become..... A nation of hopeless slaves! And I mean the "duh" kind....

  • Walker Riley
    Walker Riley 16 days ago

    Oh usually have such quality programming and then you pull Secrets of the Dead out your ass. You DO NOT need to compete with the History Channel for idiotic inane programming. They have the monopoly on that and can keep it.

  • Anthony R.
    Anthony R. 16 days ago

    at least, they give significative jobs to thoose people who study their escape! (give them a medal of honor!)

    DEEPAK SHENOY K 17 days ago

    i think these guys could have made it to the land. they were purposefully told not to reach land, because the police wanted to prove the theory that the 3 men who escaped are dead. An attempt by the police to prove the conspiracy theory that the 3 original escapees are dead. The last scene where they threw the photographs made it clear that they were not planning to return to their loved ones also. Brave of them to attempt such an escape and probably succeeded and also never to have returned or met their loved ones. Kudos to the criminals or should i say heroes?

  • Ebullient King
    Ebullient King 17 days ago

    Anybody else hate that fat double cross eyed wanna be smart virgin *grizzly* excuse for a human being

  • Max
    Max 17 days ago +1

    I've just thought of something amazing. I think this plot is equal to the plot of GTA 5 or it's familiar. 1. In the Alcatraz Prison escape plot, 4 men were trying to escape the prison but one guy didn't make it with the others. In the GTA 5 plot, 4 people were robbing a bank and were trying to escape. They killed all the cops that were near the bank and got away with a truck but they had to cross the train rails to get to their destination but a train was coming so they had to be fast. Then when they were trying to cross the railroad, 1 person died and the others lived just like the Alcatraz Prison break. 2. The group that did the Alcatraz breaking might have found a new identity, again like GTA 5. I know could it be possible or fake but you know that's just a theory by a kid affected by puberty wrote this.

  • timzayyy
    timzayyy 17 days ago

    what a bunch of pussys

  • BEACH WALKER Seaglass
    BEACH WALKER Seaglass 18 days ago

    RIP WHITEY BULGER ......... 10-31-18

  • Darin
    Darin 18 days ago +1

    This is the worst documentary on Alcatraz I have ever seen. What a dissapointment!!

  • Farbror Torsten
    Farbror Torsten 18 days ago

    21:09 is the guy from toy story

  • richard commons
    richard commons 19 days ago

    they never left the island. LMAO. they hide in plain sight, knowing that with all the press and extra guards that would be running around and the confusion? would be the best cover, to NOT TO ESC ESCAPE .then just float on off the island with the masses of press and all the small onlooking boats, that must have flooded the bay area.

  • Duhhh Money
    Duhhh Money 19 days ago

    Best bo2 zombies map

  • Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen Elizabeth II 19 days ago

    53:14 *American: 95% is usually scientifically significant, right!?*

  • Holyhallie
    Holyhallie 19 days ago

    I wonder if these guys were tougher than three soft bodied scientists? YES!

  • Sara Petersen
    Sara Petersen 20 days ago

    something tells me they made it - to be so determined as they were makes me think they were not guilty anyway - cops get up in court in front of everyone and lie - happened to me twice - i was found not guilty of dui both times - but i still had to pay for the trials - for this i was forced to sacrifice retirement money, as i was retired - so that the cops would have plenty of money to retire

  • Shamalama Dingdong
    Shamalama Dingdong 20 days ago +1

    im glad my day job currently is to not make glittery elves... 12:20

  • BringTricks
    BringTricks 20 days ago

    The weakest people tired to react the escape😂 they haven’t worked out a day in there nerdy lives

  • glitch
    glitch 20 days ago +1

    If you smart they aint put you in alcatraz in the first place

  • CosmicSpacePugz
    CosmicSpacePugz 21 day ago

    4 people one died during the escape

  • Sean Radford
    Sean Radford 21 day ago

    They are dead unfortunately but really impressive attempt

  • MKN_Savage YT
    MKN_Savage YT 21 day ago

    Still the best escape in american History