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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 »

Director:

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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revenge | prison escape | See All (2) »

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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 »

Quotes

Vin: You know, I hate your mother! Your mother's got four tits - four tits, and THREE assholes! I hate that beeeootcchhh! She's a 28-stone, sumo wrestler, with four tits and three assholes, AND a pompom the size of Blackwall Tunnel!
Escort Officer 2: Shut it, all right? Just shut it!
Vin: Get down on your knees, boy! And lick the smoke off my shoes!
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Fantastic!!!
5 August 2005 | by hollymaylewisSee 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 Serkis; 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/adults. Due to the sometimes graphic nature of the images shown I wouldn't recommend this for children of 12 or under.


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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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1.85 : 1
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