Birdman of Alcatraz

12/01/1998
  |  Buy to Own: 12/01/1998
  |  Watch Now: 20/07/2007
  |  148 min
Rated PG by the BBFC

Synopsis

Based on the true story of Robert Stroud, as told by Tom Gaddis in his renowned biography. Hardened murderer Stroud (Burt Lancaster) is a withdrawn prison inmate who discovers a way of dealing with his isolation when he begins to care for a sick bird, nurses it back to health, develops an interest in ornithology, and becomes a world authority on the subject. Even when he is transferred to the notorious 'Rock' in San Francisco Bay, his interest does not abate.