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The Escapist (2008)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  20 June 2008 (UK)
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Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict fourteen years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's ... See full summary »

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Frank Perry
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Rizza
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Lenny Drake
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Viv Batista
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Tony
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Jumpy Con
Vinnie McCabe ...
Sam (as Vincent McCabe)
Jack Walsh ...
Sikes
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Hedges
Stephen Farrelly ...
Two Ton (as Sheamus O'Shaunessy)
Domhnall O'Donoghue ...
Mary
George Seremba ...
Stan
Eleanor McLynn ...
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Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict fourteen years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and recruits a dysfunctional band of escapists - misfits with unique skills required for their daring plan and united by desire to escape their hell hole of an existence. Much of the action takes place within the tunnels, sewers and underground rivers of subterranean London. Written by Anonymous

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5 Men. 4 Walls. 1 Plan.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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20 June 2008 (UK)  »

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Menekülők  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,075 (USA) (3 April 2009)

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$13,023 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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Director Rupert Wyatt revealed on the DVD commentary that Damian Lewis wore ladies underwear throughout filming. See more »

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During the scene in which Perry meets his wife, and he looks around the doorway, behind him is a sign stating the prison regulations. However, about three quarters of the way down the list, 'prison' is erroneously spelled 'prision'. See more »

Quotes

Viv Batista: If Tony knows, then Tony knows. He's the devil on your back now. But if you want to trade, I give a trade. Ket's a dangerous drug, but deadly when poisoned... you got me? If it looks, smells and tastes like Ket, Pssshoo!... who will know?
Frank Perry: No one touches Tony. Rizza...
Viv Batista: Rizza? Who is going to tell Rizza? Junkies die every day.
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The Partisan
Performed by Leonard Cohen, 1969
Written by Anna Marly and Emmanuel d'Astier, 1943
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An impressive film filled with sonic delights
24 January 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Truly superb film. I was impressed by the choice of actors, some of whom played characters that one wouldn't expect them to do so well in - Damian Lewis, in particular, really impressed with his performance as 'the bad guy', while Steven Mackintosh also does an impressive job of scaring the living daylights out of you in this film.

The sound design and parts of the music really help the film along, building the pace at the right moments, creating suspense and capturing the raw, gritty feeling of prison life perfectly. It was a delight getting so involved in the subtleties of a film's soundtrack - something that is lacking in modern day feature films.

This film should stand out far more than other films of this genre, it is award-winning material.


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