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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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Credited cast:
Ricky Barnes
Paloma Baeza ...
Valerie Hopkins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barry Barnes ...
D.I. Simm
Michael Bates ...
Gerry Behan ...
Guard 1
Prison Officer
Barry Cassin ...
Denis' Brief
Duty Medical Registrer


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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17 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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5 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

what can i say?!!!??? this film is under rated and the actors and actresses deserve all the credit in the world for a truly entertaining performance. hats off to Johnny lee miller and Andy! they blew me away. this film has it all; comedy(Johnny's face in the plane!), drama(his wife), and the bit with Vin is truly heart wrenching!! i really felt for Johnny's character and how much he NEEDS revenge, amazing!!! this is a film for young adults and adults. due to the sometimes graphic nature of the images shown i wouldn't recommend this for children of 12 or younger. the actors use their abilities to the full and i could not believe the manner in which Andy comes across on screen,he would have made a superior bad guy in many a super hero movie!again i cannot say how much i liked this film!highly recommended!

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