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1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Fourteen years into a life sentence, convict Frank Perry (Brian Cox) plans to escape from prison after learning his daughter nearly overdosed from heroin. With the help of fellow prisoners, Frank begins digging tunnels that will lead to the outside world. As Frank and his friends dig, he fends off Rizza (Damian Lewis), a fearsome gangster who runs the inside of the prison, and his brother, Tony (Steven Mackintosh), a junkie with designs on Frank's cellmate, Lacey (Dominic Cooper).

Cast: Brian Cox , Joseph Fiennes , Liam Cunningham , Seu Jorge , Dominic Cooper , Steven Mackintosh , Damian Lewis ,

Director: Rupert Wyatt

Genres: Drama

Distributor: IFC Films

The Escapist (2008)

Release Date: April 3rd, 2009|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The splintered viewpoints help with the monotony, but from the taunting of new inmates to the cell-block sadist, we've gone through all this before, right down to the final twists. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    All of this mayhem keeps us watching, but it would be hard to describe the experience as pleasurable. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    It all leads nowhere. There are pull-the-rug-out endings, and then there are pull-the-floor-out endings. The Escapist leaves you standing on nothing, like Wile E. Coyote, wondering why you bothered to come this far. show more

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