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The Escapist (2002)

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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Bijeg osvetnika  »

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Denis opens the door of the airplane and bails out. In the next shot, the door is closed. See more »

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Denis: A man kills the person you love without reason. You try to remember something he said to make sense of what he did, but there's nothing there. I don't know what I expected to feel, not victory - none of this could bring Valerie back. I hadn't thought of any future beyond killing Ricky Barnes. They say an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.
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"I 'ate your muvver..."
20 April 2004 | by (Hertfordshire, England) – See all my reviews

all i can say is "Wow!" this film took me totally be surprise. I found it for a tenner in my local Blockbuster, and i was inspired. It is proof that us british film makers, are capable of producing compelling stories, great action and high class performances in a blend that hollywood has trouble doing.

Indeed, it infuriates me that an excellent piece of work like this should go straight to video, whereas utter trash like Jackass the movie gets a full cinematic release worldwide.

This film brings hope to all of us independant film makers, that it doesn't take a huge budget to make a good film, and also reminds us that the primary reason people should make films is to entertain, not make money.

a Solid 9 out of 10


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