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A career criminal seeks redemption for himself, his family, and his friends by busting out of a penitentiary in this intelligent thriller. Frank (Brian Cox) is a criminal who was forced to leave his wife and six-year-old daughter behind when he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Frank openly acknowledges he was guilty and has made his peace with life behind bars, but when he learns that a drug overdose has left his daughter seriously ill, he feels a powerful need to reconnect with his family, and his only option is to escape. Knowing he can't do it alone, Frank assembles a team from various factions of the prison population, including Viv (Seu Jorge), who makes and deals drugs from his cell; Lenny (Joseph Fiennes), a wiry tough guy who doesn't speak if he can avoid it; and Lacey (Dominic Cooper), Frank's new cellmate who is a white-collar criminal not cut out for prison life. Frank soon realizes if his plan is to work, he'll have to bring aboard some of the more dangerous and unpredictable members of the prison's community, including vicious and corrupt brothers Rizza (Damian Lewis) and Tony (Steven Mackintosh). The Escapist was the first feature film from writer and director Rupert Wyatt. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 10, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
London Film Critics Association Rupert Wyatt Breakthrough British Filmmaker 2008 Nominee

Crew

Rupert Wyatt
Director
Adrian Sturges
Producer
Alan Moloney
Producer
Daniel Hardy
Screenwriter
Rupert Wyatt
Screenwriter
Philipp Blaubach
Cinematographer
Benjamin Wallfisch
Composer (Music Score)
Lol Hammond
Musical Direction/Supervision
Coldplay
Featured Music
Joe Walker
Editor
Jim Furlong
Production Designer
Irene O'Brien
Supervising Art Director
Susan Mullen
Co-producer
Brian Cox
Executive Producer
Tristan Whalley
Executive Producer
Emer Macavin
Set Decorator
Maeve Paterson
Costume Designer
Karl Merren
Sound/Sound Designer
Theo Green
Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Aherne
First Assistant Director
Tamara Gillon
Casting
Theo Green
Supervising Sound Editor
Joe Condren
Stunts Coordinator
Justin Cornish
Visual Effects Supervisor
Michelle Cunniffe
Re-Recording Mixer
Patrick O'Donoghue
Line Producer
Peter Blayney
Re-Recording Mixer
Brooke Lyndon-Stanford
Visual Effects Supervisor
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