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The Escapist (2002)

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The skilled pilot Denis Hopkins lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When the gang of criminals headed by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks in his seaside ... See full summary »

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The skilled pilot Denis Hopkins lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When the gang of criminals headed by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks in his seaside house, Denis offers whatever the criminals want to protect his beloved wife but the evil Ricky kills Valerie. The baby is saved, and later the murderer is arrested and sent to the maximum security prison of Sullen Voe. Denis, moved by the purpose of avenging the death of Valerie, gives the baby and his house to his sister-in-law Christine. Then Denis breaks into a police car and is arrested, but he does not reveal his true name and is called John "What" by the prisoners and guards. Denis attempts to escape, forcing his transfer to Sullen Voe. When he reaches the prison, Ricky sets up a confrontation, but things do not happen the way Denis expected. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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He can escape from anything... except his past.


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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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The main character Dennis sharpens a spoon in his cell into a weapon by rubbing the end of the (stainless steel) spoon on what is clearly (aluminum) checker plate. As aluminum is a much softer metal than steel, the checker plate would be worn away and it would be impossible to file down the spoon in this way. See more »

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Denis: If someone said to me 'look, your wife's dead, sorry and all that stuff, there's not much we can do about it but, you can visit her once a week for two hours; you can hold her hand, you can talk to her, bring her a couple of books, kiss her goodbye'... I would settle for that. I'd settle for once a month. I'd settle for once a year. I'd settle for one minute more for the rest of my life, just to see her again.
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Great Story
1 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story deals with a very happy guy named Denis Hopkins, (Jonny Lee Miller) who is a pilot and he has a wife he loves very much and she is pregnant and they are both looking forward to their son or daughter. Denis likes to bring his airplane to great heights and then turn the engine off and lets the plane descend and at the last minute he would turn the plane back on and scare his wife and sister-in-law in order to show he had great skill as a pilot. There is a terrible crime committed in the home of Denis and his wife which changes the direction of this film and Denis goes from one prison to another in order to get justice and revenge for a great harm which came to him and caused him to have a mental breakdown. Andy Serkis, (Ricky Barnes) gave an outstanding acting performance which created a great resentment towards his horrible character. Enjoy.


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