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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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Gillies MacKinnon

Writer:

Nick Perry
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Credited cast:
Jonny Lee Miller ... Denis Hopkins
Andy Serkis ... Ricky Barnes
Gary Lewis ... Ron
Jodhi May ... Christine
Paloma Baeza ... Valerie Hopkins
Vas Blackwood ... Vin
Philip Barantini ... Joey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barry Barnes Barry Barnes ... D.I. Simm
Michael Bates Michael Bates ... Spaz
Gerry Behan Gerry Behan ... Guard 1
Des Braiden ... Magistrate
Paul Burke ... Prison Officer
Barry Cassin Barry Cassin ... Judge
Richard Dormer ... Denis' Brief
Phelim Drew ... Duty Medical Registrer
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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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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: If someone said to me 'look, your wife's dead, sorry and all that stuff, there's not much we can do about it but, you can visit her once a week for two hours; you can hold her hand, you can talk to her, bring her a couple of books, kiss her goodbye'... I would settle for that. I'd settle for once a month. I'd settle for once a year. I'd settle for one minute more for the rest of my life, just to see her again.
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Bloody Hell! (no spoilers)
22 November 2002 | by RalphJasSee all my reviews

I must admit that I rented this movie on DVD, just because Andy Serkis was in it. He played Gollum in The Lord of the Rings - at least his voice did in the first part. So I was kind of curious to see the man behind the voice. But once I was five minutes past the titles the film kind of grew on me, Andy Serkis or no (although he plays his part rather well).and I really liked it. It is a gruesome story about a burglary gone REAL bad, but still it has got some humor too. This could have been a big hit, if only it had been made in Hollywood. I can see Michael Douglas play a part in the remake... But seriously, it is THAT kind of movie. Innocent guy, lovely wife, loads of money - and all of a sudden it does not matter any more. Great Thriller!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bijeg osvetnika See more »

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