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The Escapist 2008

description written by member Zara:

When Frank Perry (Brian Cox), a con serving a life sentence, learns that his estranged daughter has fallen terminally ill, he enlists a hapless group of inmates to help him escape the maximum-security facility and reconcile with her before it's too late. With standout performances from Joseph Fiennes, Seu Jorge and Damian Lewis, this gripping thriller set largely beneath the streets of London is co-written and directed by Rupert Wyatt.

Release Date:June 20th, 2008
Running Time:99 minutes
Directed By:
No image existsRupert Wyatt
Written By:
No image existsRupert Wyatt
No image existsDaniel Hardy
Brian CoxBrian Cox
Joseph FiennesJoseph Fiennes
No image existsLiam Cunningham
No image existsSeu Jorge
Dominic CooperDominic Cooper
No image existsSteven Mackintosh
No image existsDamian Lewis
No image existsJohn Campion
No image existsNed Dennehy
No image existsPhelim Drew
No image existsVinnie McCabe
No image existsGeorge Seremba
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No image existsSheamus O'Shaunessy
No image existsJohn Crean
No image existsAlan Curren
No image existsBernadette McKenna
No image existsEleanor McLynn
No image existsFrank O'Sullivan
No image existsRobert Prior
No image existsTony Senior
No image existsPaul Vaughan
No image existsMarcel Vidal
No image existsPat Ainscough
No image existsDomhnall O'Donoghue

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The Escapist Movie Review by Jarrod (4/14/2009)

'The Escapist' is a gritty, riveting prison drama/thriller that was conceived with Brian Cox in mind, at least according to director Rupert Wyatt. The prolific Scottish actor (who originated the role of Hannibal Lecter in Michael Mann's Manhunter) is brilliant as main character Frank Perry, a lifer who plans on breaking...

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