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Ben Higgins
post Jun 12 2012, 07:26 PM
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Was just reading an article about the only 3 inmates ever to escape Alcatraz. 50 yrs on and we still don't know if they ever made it or if the sea took them. What do you think ?

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/alcatraz-escape-m...-124933088.html


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post Jun 12 2012, 07:38 PM
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Wait a minute, you didn't watch the movie Escape from Alcatraz, with Clint Eastwood? Go watch it now! biggrin.gif

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079116

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post Jun 12 2012, 07:48 PM
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QUOTE (Dinaga @ Jun 12 2012, 07:38 PM) *
Wait a minute, you didn't watch the movie Escape from Alcatraz, with Clint Eastwood? Go watch it now! biggrin.gif

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079116


Oh D-Man, of course - it's a classic ! I've seen it many times, I love it smile.gif

But really, it would be so cool to know..


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post Jun 12 2012, 07:55 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 12 2012, 06:48 PM) *
Oh D-Man, of course - it's a classic ! I've seen it many times, I love it smile.gif

But really, it would be so cool to know..


Ah, sorry about that then biggrin.gif
As far as I know it remained a mystery till now - (it's hard to imagine someone like Clint not succeeding though biggrin.gif)


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post Jun 12 2012, 08:18 PM
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shark bait - IMO
but - if they did make it, I think the water reformed their ways cause we haven't heard from them since?


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post Jun 12 2012, 08:41 PM
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QUOTE (Dinaga @ Jun 12 2012, 07:55 PM) *
Ah, sorry about that then biggrin.gif
As far as I know it remained a mystery till now - (it's hard to imagine someone like Clint not succeeding though biggrin.gif)


Yeah, if Clint portrayed it then it happened ! wink.gif

QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Jun 12 2012, 08:18 PM) *
shark bait - IMO
but - if they did make it, I think the water reformed their ways cause we haven't heard from them since?


Quite possibly.. a lot of people think sharks or I guess hypothermia ?


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post Jun 12 2012, 08:49 PM
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Two great minds must think alike Ben, I was reading about this on Wikipedia just yesterday. Here's the Link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_1962_Alcatraz_escape


As to whether they made it or not I tend to think at least one or possibly all made it.


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post Jun 13 2012, 08:27 AM
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QUOTE (casinostrat @ Jun 12 2012, 08:49 PM) *
Two great minds must think alike Ben, I was reading about this on Wikipedia just yesterday. Here's the Link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_1962_Alcatraz_escape


As to whether they made it or not I tend to think at least one or possibly all made it.


It's nice to know that we were both thinking about crime related things ! laugh.gif

Yeah, it's quite strange that we all hoped they made it, isn't it ? After all, they were criminals. But I think we just like the idea of someone succeeding against the odds. smile.gif


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post Jun 14 2012, 08:48 AM
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I too hope they made it smile.gif bank robbers are not THAT bad - killers, rapers and the like deserve to rot in jail, but ingenious men should be taken into special programs and be offered jobs suited to their capabilities - I think this would be a much better way to help them, rather then locking them up to oblivion.


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post Jun 14 2012, 09:42 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 14 2012, 08:48 AM) *
I too hope they made it smile.gif bank robbers are not THAT bad - killers, rapers and the like deserve to rot in jail, but ingenious men should be taken into special programs and be offered jobs suited to their capabilities - I think this would be a much better way to help them, rather then locking them up to oblivion.


A bit like the film 'Catch Me If You Can' where Leonardo DiCaprio's character is offered a job with the (I think ?) FBI because he's so clever at fraud etc..

Seriously, a mind that is so deviously clever is a wasted talent.


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post Jun 14 2012, 10:16 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 14 2012, 08:42 AM) *
A bit like the film 'Catch Me If You Can' where Leonardo DiCaprio's character is offered a job with the (I think ?) FBI because he's so clever at fraud etc..

Seriously, a mind that is so deviously clever is a wasted talent.


I ALWAYS thought so!


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post Jun 14 2012, 11:23 AM
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I read that the legend was that they would return 50 year later however,
there is still an agent on that case XD so if they would return to alcatrez and get caught.
they still have to go to jail.

I think they made it smile.gif


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post Jun 14 2012, 12:45 PM
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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jun 14 2012, 11:23 AM) *
I read that the legend was that they would return 50 year later however,
there is still an agent on that case XD so if they would return to alcatrez and get caught.
they still have to go to jail.

I think they made it smile.gif


Yeah, they probably went to South America or something ! wink.gif


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