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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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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: An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.
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I got smacked by Gollum
10 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I haven't seen the film but I was in it as an extra. I often wondered what happened to the film as I never saw in a video shop or advertised anywhere. I'm the prison officer in the courtroom scene on Andy Serkis' left. I was taken aback when Andy reacted violently during the scene as he was taken down after sentencing. They never tell the extras anything. In one take I was flung to the floor in another take he caught me in the ribs with his elbow. I was in agony for weeks. Andy Serkis definitely owes me a drink for that. LOL But I was impressed at the way both Johnny Lee Miller worked together and the way they repeated the intensity required in the scene and then switched off and started talking about football as soon as the cut was called. I'm looking forward to seeing the film soon.


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