The Escapist Movie Poster
  • Released
  • April 10, 2009
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • Drama
  • Suspense/Thriller

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Synopsis

Frank Perry (Brian Cox) is a lifer; in prison for the rest of his natural borndays. He’s never had a problem with that: he did the crime; he’ll do the time. Until now. He receives a letter telling him that his only and much loved daughter is critically ill following an overdose. Frank knows that he must see her and to do that he’ll have to escape. But he can’t do it alone. A motley crew of younger associates is assembled to enact his plan: Lenny Drake (Joseph Fiennes), Brodie (Liam Cunningham), and Viv Baptista (Seu Jorge). As they prepare to break out Frank’s focus is distracted by the arrival of a young con James Lacey (Dominic Cooper) – a reminder of days long gone. As the new kid on the block Lacey also attracts the sadistic attention of Tony (Steven Macintosh), the drug addict brother of wing king Rizza (Damian Lewis). Personality conflicts put the escape in jeopardy and Frank is forced to find the energy and courage of the man he once was.

Provided by Rovi