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No Escape (1994)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  29 April 1994 (USA)
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A soldier convicted for murdering his commanding officer is dumped and left to die on a prison island inhabited by two camps of convicts.

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King
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Hawkins
Russell Kiefel ...
Iceman
Brian M. Logan ...
Scab
Cheuk-Fai Chan ...
Skull
Machs Colombani ...
Ratman
David Argue ...
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Storyline

Robbins is sentenced to prison for the assassination of his general officer, a prison you leave only when you die. Since nobody ever leaves the prison, nobody knows what the prison is like. The prison manager realizes this and buys himself an island playground called "Absolom," where the worst prisoners are free to create an isolated barbaric society, and where the strongest men rule...a living hell. Robbins is sent to Absolom after he almost kills the prison manager. Written by dmcgar2@yahoo.com

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The year is 2022. In the prison of the future escape is impossible. Survival isn't much easier. See more »


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Rated R for a considerable amount of strong violence, and for some language | See all certifications »

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29 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Penal Colony  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£592,233 (UK) (17 June 1994)
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Through out the entire movie, there is not one single female character. There are only male characters. See more »

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When Dysart hands Robbins a pair of Molotov Cocktails, he says they were invented by a man named "Sergei Molotov". This is, in fact, incorrect. The Molotov Cocktail was first used in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) before actually gaining this name in the Winter War (1939) between Finland and the Soviet Union. The Finns used this incendiary weapon to great affect against the Soviets and gave it the name the "Molotov Cocktail" as an insult directed towards the Soviet foreign minister, Vyacheslav Molotov. No one named Sergei was involved in the making of the weapon. See more »

Quotes

Marek: I could use a man like you! A position on my staff, perhaps...
[gestures at the body]
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BOOGIE SHOES
Written by Harry Wayne Casey & Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
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Very good sci-fi adventure movie
9 October 2004 | by (Lyngby, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is not a perfect movie but I'd rate it 9/10. It is a very good sci-fi adventure movie which is different from other movies at the time (1994). It has the look and feel of a Planet of the Apes - at times it is a bit silly and too violent/sadistic but it usually makes sense. The main character is someone who would usually be played by Van Damme. Anyway, there is a freshness and an excitement in this movie which is really all the genre needs. If only there were more movies of this type. I guess, it's like this typical pulp-sci-fi thriller. The effects are not very impressive but it has a kind of post-80s look to it. This was before CGI became normal. I think this movie is going to prove especially satisfying to fans of adventure movies such as "Conan" and to sci-fi fans who likes movies such as "Planet of the Apes". Of course, it is also a prison-break movie, however, I don't think that is what the movie is really about.


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