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The Escapist (2002)

R
88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The skilled pilot Denis Hopkins lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When the gang of criminals headed by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks in his seaside house, Denis offers whatever the criminals want to ...See moreThe skilled pilot Denis Hopkins lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When the gang of criminals headed by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks in his seaside house, Denis offers whatever the criminals want to protect his beloved wife but the evil Ricky kills Valerie. The baby is saved, and later the murderer is arrested and sent to the maximum security prison of Sullen Voe. Denis, moved by the purpose of avenging the death of Valerie, gives the baby and his house to his sister-in-law Christine. Then Denis breaks into a police car and is arrested, but he does not reveal his true name and is called John "What" by the prisoners and guards. Denis attempts to escape, forcing his transfer to Sullen Voe. When he reaches the prison, Ricky sets up a confrontation, but things do not happen the way Denis expected. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil See less
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Jan 17, 2006 (United States)

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43 cast members
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Jonny Lee Miller
Denis Hopkins Denis Hopkins   See fewer
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Andy Serkis
Ricky Barnes Ricky Barnes   See fewer
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Jodhi May
Christine Christine   See fewer
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Paloma Baeza
Valerie Hopkins Valerie Hopkins   See fewer
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Barry Barnes
D.I. Simm D.I. Simm   See fewer
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Gerry Behan
Guard 1 Guard 1   See fewer
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Des Braiden
Magistrate Magistrate   See fewer
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Paul Burke
Prison Officer Prison Officer   See fewer
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Richard Dormer
Denis' Brief Denis' Brief   See fewer
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Phelim Drew
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Dave Duffy
Escort Officer 2 Escort Officer 2   See fewer
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Patrick FitzSymons
Punishment Call Officer (as Patrick Fitzsymons) Punishment Call Officer (as Patrick Fitzsymons)   See fewer
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Laurence Foster
Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court   See fewer
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Luke Hayden
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Simon Imrie
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Packy Lee
Trusty Trusty   See fewer
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Allen Leech
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Patrick Leech
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Alvaro Lucchesi
Escort Officer Escort Officer   See fewer
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Tara Maguire
Nurse 1 Nurse 1   See fewer
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Eoin McCarthy
Escort Officer 1 Escort Officer 1   See fewer
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Keith McErlean
Reception Officer Prison 1 Reception Officer Prison 1   See fewer
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Hugh B. O'Brien
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Simon O'Gorman
Prison Officer Prison Officer   See fewer
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David O'Meara
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Rachel O'Riordan
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Michael Parle
Second Con Second Con   See fewer
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Martin Phillips
First Prison Officer 1 First Prison Officer 1   See fewer
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Paul Ronan
Officer 1 Officer 1   See fewer
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Russell Smith
Prosecution Brief Prosecution Brief   See fewer
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Stewart Stafford
Prison Officer 1 Prison Officer 1   See fewer
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Maurice Supple
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6.2 / 10 | 1,526 votes