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Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.


Stephen Burke


Stephen Burke
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor ... Larry Marley
Barry Ward ... Gordon Close
Martin McCann ... Oscar
Eileen Walsh ... Kate Marley
Aaron Monaghan Aaron Monaghan ... Joe
Niamh McGrady ... Jill
Ross McKinney ... Danny Marley
Elva Trill ... Young Widow
Tim Creed Tim Creed ... Brendan 'Bik' MacFarlane
Cillian O'Sullivan ... Bobby
Patrick Buchanan ... Gerry
Andy Kellegher ... Warder Williams
David Coakley ... George
Will Irvine ... Maguire
Stefan Dunbar Stefan Dunbar ... Ken


Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.

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The shocking story of the biggest prison break in Europe since WWII. See more »


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UK | Ireland | Sweden | Germany

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Labirent See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The prison scenes were mostly shot at cork prison which had been closed down just weeks before shooting began. See more »


Some of the vehicle registration numbers shown were not released at the time the film was set. A Ford Fiesta shown has a registration number that was not released until at least twenty years later. See more »

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19 December 2017 | by s3276169See all my reviews

Maze is an adaptation of the true story of the escape of IRA political prisoners from British captivity in Maze prison, Northern Ireland.

There's a thread of quiet tension about this film that's drawn ever tighter as the prisoners plans to escape intricately come together. At the same time there's a human tale on offer about the connection between people who on initial inspection appear to be on different sides of the bars.

The reality of course is everyone in Northern Ireland is in one way or another held prisoner by the larger conflict. This includes the warden and his family who has a friendship of sorts with the prison break mastermind Larry who is, in turn, obligated by his bonds with his fallen IRA comrades.

The acting in this film is understated but frankly quite excellent. Not for one moment was this film dull or boring and believe me, it could have been given the film takes place in the confines of the Maze prison.

One to watch. 8/10.

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