Christian Slater and Kevin Bacon star in this inspiring true story about two men who formed an unlikely friendship and fought against all odds to break an inhumane and unjust system. Alcatraz - the most feared prison in the world, where no man has ever escaped with his life. Henri Young is caught attempting this impossible task and is condemned to the "hole" - a six by nine foot dungeon with no light or heat for "rehabilition". For three long years, he is left naked to rot in solitary confinement, broken only by savage beatings from the brutally-sadistic Warden Glen. Henri Young is finally freed, dazed and terrorised. In a frenzied act of revenge he kills another prisoner. Public defender James Stamphill learns of Young's lost years and risks his career to defend Young and expose the ruthless regime of Alcatraz.