friday movie quote


“If you disobey the rules of society, they send you to prison. If you disobey the rules of the prison, they send you to us. Alcatraz is not like any other prison in the United States. Here, every inmate is confined alone to an individual cell. Unlike my predecessors, Wardens Johnson and Blackwell, I don’t have good conduct programs, I do not have inmate counsels. Inmates here have no say in what they do; they do as they’re told. You’re not permitted to have newspapers or magazines carrying news; knowledge of the outside world is, ah, what we tell you. From this day on, your world will be everything that happens in this building.”

-Warden (Patrick McGoohan), Escape from Alcatraz (1979)


2 thoughts on “friday movie quote

  1. John D.:
    That’s a VERY good quiote from a very good movie.
    Patrick McGoohan was (imho) a very underrated actor.
    He had an exceptional mind and always managed to bring more life to whatever characters he portrayed (Ice Station Zebra coems to mind).
    His show THE PRISONER is one of the BEST series on individual values versus “the system”.
    And, he was also in the old Disney movie/series The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh.

    Good call.
    Have a great weeknend &stay safe out there


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