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2 prison inmates vie for the attention of Joyce "Tilly" Mitchell.

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Ben Stiller

Writers:

Brett Johnson (created by), Michael Tolkin (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benicio Del Toro ... Richard Matt
Patricia Arquette ... Tilly Mitchell
Paul Dano ... David Sweat
Bonnie Hunt ... Catherine Leahy Scott
Eric Lange ... Lyle Mitchell
David Morse ... Gene Palmer
Jeremy Bobb ... Dennis Lambert
Michael Beasley ... Murder
Calvin Dutton ... Kilo
Dominic Colón ... Odell
Joshua Rivera ... Angel
Antoni Corone ... Commissary Clerk
Diana Durango ... Reporter at Clinton
Jeffrey Schecter ... Spencer Freedman
Johanna Day ... Ruth
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After the June 2015 prison break from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY, Joyce "Tilly" Mitchell is questioned about her involvement with the two men. Months earlier, Tilly enjoys her job at the prison tailor shop, balancing the temptations of David Sweat, a younger inmate, and her obligations to her husband, Lyle. Richard Matt, an inmate with an artistic talent, supplies oil paintings to guards in exchange for special treatment. Ultimately, his attentions turn to Tilly.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Parts of the movie were shot in Plattsburgh, NY. See more »

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The Cadillac in front of the ice cream shop has a front license plate. Quebec does not have front license plates. See more »

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Better Days
Written and Performed by Graham Nash
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how are the machines working..
18 November 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Escape At Dannemora

Johnson and Tolkin's prison environment is possibly the most spatial yet palpable tone that was ever projected on screen. And with Stahl, they have written an explicit script that oozes power and mature sequences that pushes your boundaries and takes you to newer territories. But this is as much as Stiller's tale as much as it is the creators', with a keen sense of awareness of the trajectory, his execution is off the charts. His knack for imputing music in the narration is one of his primary strength that helps him jump from one scene to another.

He has certainly evolved as a director over the years, he is enjoying his current state more than any actor, he savors each moment with a slow pill that never over chews stuff. The conversation are not only practical but very carefully written and even though the narration is crypted at times, Stiller's work is to simplify it on screen and he is thoroughly competent in his work. It is smooth as a butter and sharp as a knife, it cuts deepest and surfs through the emotions with a balanced pace.

Casting such actors is one thing, and utilizing them to their best is another. Del Toro is the reserved-mobster-natured persona that you are looking for. And parallel to him rides Dano whose character is much more three dimensional than Del Toro's and he has the potential to pull it off easily. And on the other hand, Arquette's is the scariest of all, her character somehow resembles with Freeman's Fargo version; it can go sinister at any snap and Stiller makes sure you are afraid of her. The structure of the script isn't familiar either, it focuses on the core material and works on the details.

Part 01

Arquette and Dano gets an arc to work on, from being rebellious to melting down on their self-created mess, whilst Del Toro taps on his own beats with Morse with whom he has a fascinating equation to follow up to.


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