Birdman of Alcatraz

  |  Buy to Own: 12/01/1998
  |  Watch Now: 20/07/2007
  |  142 min
Rated PG by the BBFC


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 Hardened murderer Stroud (Burt Lancaster) is a withdrawn prison inmate who discovers a way of dealing with his isolation when he begins to care for a sick bird, nurses it back to health, develops an interest in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.