The Escapist

(2002)
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Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, but the evil Ricky kills Valerie anyway. Their baby is saved, and later Barnes is arrested and sentenced to life in the maximum security prison, Sullen Voe. Denis fakes his own suicide, then assaults a police car in order to get himself arrested and sent to prison with the intention of tracking down and killing Ricky Barnes. He does not reveal his true name and is called John "What" by the prisoners and guards. Denis escapes from successive prisons, forcing his eventual transfer to Sullen Voe. When he reaches his objective, Ricky Barnes schedules a confrontation, but things do not quite turn out the way Denis had expected.

  1. Gillies MacKinnon

    Director

  2. Nick Perry

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jonny Lee Miller

    Jonny Lee Miller

    Denis Hopkins

  2. Gary Lewis

    Gary Lewis

    Ron

  3. Jodhi May

    Jodhi May

    Christine

  4. Andy Serkis

    Andy Serkis

    Ricky Barnes

  5. Paloma Baeza

    Paloma Baeza

    Valerie Hopkins

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The Escapist
The Escapist

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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 1, 2002
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

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