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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
The role of Frank Perry was written specifically for Brian Cox by director Rupert Wyatt, who had worked with Cox before and wanted to work with him again. When Cox refused a supporting role in a movie Wyatt offered him and challenged him to write him a good leading role, Wyatt did exactly that. See more »
During the scene in which Perry receives a half-kilogram of cat (methcathinone) from Batista, his cell-mate (Lacey) is shown lying on the top bunk with his head on the pillow. In the following scene, as Perry turns to sit on the lower bunk, Lacey is now leaning with his back to the wall. See more »
You know the one thing you've got going for you, Frank? You're too old to die young.
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Phil's Quick Capsule Review: Well acted, clever and thought provoking films don't come along too often but that's exactly what The Escapist is. Superbly crafted this Lottery Supported film shows everything that is right about British cinema. Not for everyone's tastes for sure but The Escapist should be a must see for fans of quality UK films.
Best Bit: Frank's final speech
IMDb Rating: 7/10
If you liked this try: Prison Break Season 1 (9/10); Shawshank Redemption (9/10);
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