A female prison employee, Tilly (Patricia Arquette) in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with a pair of inmates and helps them escape.
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2018   Unknown  
Nominated for 12 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Benicio Del Toro ...  Richard Matt 7 episodes, 2018
Patricia Arquette ...  Tilly Mitchell 7 episodes, 2018
Paul Dano ...  David Sweat 7 episodes, 2018
Bonnie Hunt ...  Catherine Scott / ... 7 episodes, 2018
Eric Lange ...  Lyle Mitchell 7 episodes, 2018
David Morse ...  Gene Palmer 7 episodes, 2018
Jeremy Bobb ...  Dennis Lambert 7 episodes, 2018
Michael Beasley ...  Murder 5 episodes, 2018
Calvin Dutton ...  Kilo 5 episodes, 2018
Dominic Colón ...  Odell / ... 5 episodes, 2018
Gregory Dann ...  Corrections Officer Boyd 5 episodes, 2018
Mike Speirs Mike Speirs ...  Corrections Officer Lumpy 4 episodes, 2018
David Hammond ...  Inmate 4 episodes, 2018
Joshua Rivera ...  Angel 3 episodes, 2018
Antoni Corone ...  Commissary Clerk / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Johanna Day ...  Ruth 3 episodes, 2018
Stephen C. Poland ...  Corrections Officer 3 episodes, 2018
Frank Pontillo ...  Steel 3 episodes, 2018
Skipp Sudduth ...  Prison Superintendent / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Andrew Chappelle ...  JLo 2 episodes, 2018
Carolyn Mignini ...  Ilene Mulvaney 2 episodes, 2018
Jeffrey Schecter ...  Spencer Freedman 2 episodes, 2018
Harry O'Reilly Harry O'Reilly ...  Corrections Officer Blake 2 episodes, 2018
Micah Stock ...  Kenny Mitchell 2 episodes, 2018
Christopher Mele ...  Honor Block Entry Corrections Officer / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Bonnie Milligan ...  Bitsy / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Amber Gray ...  Annie 2 episodes, 2018
Amy Stiller ...  Dispatcher Cathy / ... 2 episodes, 2018


A female prison employee, Tilly (Patricia Arquette) in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with a pair of inmates and helps them escape.

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Patricia Arquette talked about appearing nude in this series and other roles playing characters more sexually confident than herself in a conversation with Julia Roberts on Variety's "Actors on Actors. "I'm completely opposite in my personal life," Arquette said of her sexual characters. "I was born really modest. I don't want anyone to see me naked. I take baths in the dark often." For "Escape at Dannemora," she said she gained weight for the role and performed the nude scenes without any body makeup. "Who's allowed to be sexual? What kind of body type are acceptable?" she asked rhetorically. See more »


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Saw The First Episode at the Premiere
15 November 2018 | by dashtag1234See all my reviews

Just a while ago I finished the first episode at the world premiere of "Escape At Dannemora." It's very interesting. Ben Stiller does a really great job directing a serious drama with comedic effects about two inmates and a female prison guard. The episode I saw, which is a great introduction to the series, is beautifully shot and well acted, and well written. Patricia Arquette is really good in this, Benicio del Toro is such a great character and Paul Dano is such a fascinating character it's overwhelming of how damn good it is. It's an 8/10 because it has some pacing issues and makes the episode very centered on one character, which I guess is alright. I find it hard to believe that it is a 7-episode-series because it could be a feature film on its own, but it will be interesting to see where they go with this show and how they extend the story. I do also think the audio is a bit muffled and the pacing has problems, but the music is great and the whole feel of the show is just so good. I can't wait for the show to premiere and for people to really enjoy this.

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Release Date:

18 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape at Clinton Correctional See more »

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Phosphene, Red Hour Films See more »
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Dolby Digital



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2.39 : 1
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