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No Escape (2015)

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In their new overseas house, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape from an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.


John Erick Dowdle
1,562 ( 51)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Jack Dwyer
Lake Bell ... Annie Dwyer
Sterling Jerins ... Lucy Dwyer
Claire Geare Claire Geare ... Beeze Dwyer
Pierce Brosnan ... Hammond
Thanawut Ketsaro Thanawut Ketsaro ... Samnang (as Thanawut Kasro)
Chatchawai Kamonsakpitak Chatchawai Kamonsakpitak ... Prak (as Chatchawan Kamonsakpitak)
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Kenny Rogers
Tanapol Chuksrida Tanapol Chuksrida ... Krit
Nophand Boonyai Nophand Boonyai ... Concierge
Kanarpat Phintiang Kanarpat Phintiang ... Bellhop
Jon Goldney Jon Goldney ... Jerry (as Jonathan Goldney)
Duang Maidork Duang Maidork ... Old Man
Suphornnaphat Jenselius Suphornnaphat Jenselius ... Travel Agent
Barthélemy Son Barthélemy Son ... François (as Barthelemy Son)


When Jack, the main caracter, finds an opportunity to move to Southeast Asia to head his water manufacturing company's new plant there, he immediately jumps at the opportunity and moves his family there. When they get there; they seem to be having problems, the electronics don't work and rarely any cars are seen in the streets. When he goes to the market the next morning, he finds himself caught in the middle of a violent rebellion headed by armed rebels executing foreigners. Jack must get back to the hotel and with the help of a mysterious British "tourist", must get his family to the American Embassy in the midst of the chaos.

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Blood for water See more »


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including a sexual assault, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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English | French | Thai | Khmer

Release Date:

26 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Coup See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiang Mai, Thailand See more »


Box Office


$16,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,111,264, 30 August 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,285,953, 22 November 2015
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Though Bangkok's 2014 coup did oust a pro-U.S. government, the coup was bloodless, and didn't result in any street violence. See more »


As the family enters Vietnam in the boat, the Vietnamese soldiers warn off the rebels by shouting at them in English. In reality, they would have spoken Vietnamese, Khmer or even French, but never English. See more »


Hammond: [serving them dog meat] You mean to tell me you haven't had Kan Chow Chicken yet? You're gonna love this. They feed the chickens raisins.
Lucy Dwyer: Really?
Annie Dwyer: Really...
Hammond: Makes the chickens taste sweet.
Jack Dwyer: That's interesting.
Lucy Dwyer: What do they feed the chickens in the US?
Hammond: In the US? Usually other chickens, I think.
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Featured in No Escape: Behind the Scenes (2015) See more »


Heart and Soul
Written by Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinn (as Nicholas Chin)
Courtesy of Universal Music - MGB Songs (ASCAP)
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Owen Wilson is so good in serious roles !!
21 November 2015 | by tanpurepiyushSee all my reviews

I always enjoyed Owen Wilson's comedies but I still recall his Behind Enemy lines role and he did it so perfect! In this movie too, I did expect him to do a fantastic job in a serious role and he just crosses all your expectations! Pierce Brosnon was was amazing in this movie, though not that much of a screen time he shares, but shines in whatever time he gets on screen. The child actors and the female lead did their job fair n square. The slow motions used are so perfectly timed in this movie and go so well with the background scores.

It was intense and captivating throughout! A perfect "escape movie" with tensions not subduing for any time at all. Excellent editing and direction with good enough production values and cast. There are some very intense action scenes throughout! This movie is I guess one of the underrated gems! Do watch it.

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