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.
The biggest prison escape in UK history.
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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
Early in the film, Gordon goes shopping with his family to the 'Raul Street' shopping center. An advertisement for a local restaurant shows prices for various dishes in Euros, which of course did not exist until 17 years later. See more