Robbins is sentenced to prison for the assassination of his general officer, a prison you leave only when you die. Since nobody ever leaves the prison, nobody knows what the prison is like. The prison manager realizes this and buys himself an island playground called "Absolom," where the worst prisoners are free to create an isolated barbaric society, and where the strongest men rule...a living hell. Robbins is sent to Absolom after he almost kills the prison manager.Written by
Ray Liotta agreed to take the lead role of Robbins, because he had always wanted to do an action movie, where he played an heroic character. See more »
When Dysart hands Robbins a pair of Molotov Cocktails, he says they were invented by a man named "Sergei Molotov". This is, in fact, incorrect. The Molotov Cocktail was first used in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) before actually gaining this name in the Winter War (1939) between Finland and the Soviet Union. The Finns used this incendiary weapon to great affect against the Soviets and gave it the name the "Molotov Cocktail" as an insult directed towards the Soviet foreign minister, Vyacheslav Molotov. No one named Sergei was involved in the making of the weapon. See more »
[Licks knife, uses it to smash a statute, then screams threatening]
[Hurls knife into 'Ralph's' chest, killing him instantly. The mob is shocked into silence for several seconds]
That's extraordinary. It's not EXACTLY what we had in mind, but...
I could use a man like you! A position on my staff, perhaps?
[gestures at Ralph's body]
we appear to have an opening! Think about it! Your own room, full run of the place, free meals: anyone you can catch, kill and eat!
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The chief villain bloodily landing on the spike at the end is missing two shots of his actual impalement in the UK version. See more »
Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone
Written by Dave Kirby and Glenn Martin
Published by Tree Publishing Co., Inc.
Performed by Doug Sahm
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products See more »
Big surprise .... An action movie that exceeds expectations .....
Take some pretty good actors, Ray Liotta, Stuart Wilson, Lance Henrekson, Michael Lerner, among others, and put them in an exciting no escape prison situation. That along with a script that keeps the high level of excitement going for a full 118 minutes, and you have a winning combination. Special mention must be made of the excellent Australian location, and the great sets and costumes. Ray Liotta is thrown into the middle of two warring factions, while his only objective is to escape from Michael Lerner's futuristic island prison. Zero women, zero romantic distractions, "No Escape" is 100% action, and exceeds expectations. - MERK
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