But he got the assignment because he and McQueen shared one vital passion: car racing.
Houdini always had a last resort.
The men supposedly used the sledgehammer to break down a brick wall on their way out of the maximum-security prison, the official said.
In this short time, he had gotten out of the cell, opened another cell to retrieve his clothing, unfastened all of the remaining cells in the corridor and burst through the locked iron gate.
In total, 76 men crawled through to initial freedom, but the 77th was spotted by a guard.
It isn't historically accurate,please read the book by Paul Brickhill,but that doesn't matter a bit.