The Escapist

Synopsis: Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict fourteen years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and recruits a dysfunctional band of escapists - misfits with unique skills required for their daring plan and united by desire to escape their hell hole of an existence. Much of the action takes place within the tunnels, sewers and underground rivers of subterranean London.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Rupert Wyatt
Production: IFC Films
  2 wins & 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
56
Rotten Tomatoes:
67%
NOT RATED
Year:
2008
102 min
Website
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[reflective acoustic guitar music]

# #

# When they poured

across the border #

# I was cautioned to surrender #

# This I could not do #

[buzzer sounds]

Five minutes.

# I took my gun and vanished #

# I have changed my name so often #

# I've lost my wife and children #

# But I have many friends #

# And some of them are with me #

# An old woman gave us shelter #

# Kept us hidden in the garret #

# Then the soldiers came #

# She died without a whisper #

# There were three of us

this morning #

# I'm the only one this evening #

# But I must go on #

# The frontiers are my prison #

[clock ticking]

[ticking stops]

[buzzer sounds]

End bell.

Where's Frank?

Alarm!

[alarm blaring]

[clock ticking]

Drop.

Drop.

Drop.

[alarm buzzing]

Gate!

[indistinct conversation]

You made yourself a friend.

[whistles]

Best have order.

And we're off!

[all shouting]

There's a handicap!

This one's missing a leg!

I'm good for two on red.

Too late, Frank.

Runners are on the track.

Then give them back.

Sorry, Frank.

You owe the bank.

[laughs]

Transfer?

I'm out, Frank.

Just like that?

All right.

Where's Hedge?

You not see him?

He's out the door.

Is he?

You're next, Lenny.

If they were soft on him,

things look good for you.

I mean, it's not likely

they're going to split up

such a formidable partnership,

now, is it?

Drake!

Get your fucking hands off me!

Hedges!

Hedges!

Catwalk!

Single file at all times.

Boo!

Hello, brother.

Come on, let's get 'em,

let's get 'em.

You been smoking, Tony?

Let me have one of 'em.

Come on, you have all of them.

Someone's been feeding you.

No.

Course not.

You sure?

Let me have one of them pussies.

Let me have one of them pussies.

Come on. Come on. Come on.

Let me have one.

Let me have one.

Pussies!

[playing silly, upbeat organ music]

# #

[whistles]

Nice!

[men cheering]

Yeah! Yeah!

[laughs]

Pussies!

Pussies!

Pussies!

Pussies!

Yeah, you gorgeous.

You, that's right.

Have a good look, yeah?

Next time I see you,

you'll be against

the fucking wall, mate.

Against the fucking wall, yeah?

Pussies!

Pussies!

Pussies!

Pussies!

Pussies!

Pussies!

This is your cell.

This is your bunk.

This is your cell mate.

[buzzer sounds]

James Lacey.

Lockdown.

Lockdown.

[doors clanging]

Perry.

Mail.

Stare at something else.

[footsteps]

Lights out.

[lights clanging]

[faint clanging]

[man whistling]

You thinking about me, pussy?

Yeah, I know you are.

[faint pounding]

[indistinct shouting]

[man whistling]

[groans]

[muffled footsteps]

[muffled voices shouting]

Prisoner 24484, Brodie,

absent from cell.

Prisoner 27103, Lacey,

absent from cell.

Prisoner 23410, Perry,

absent from cell.

Prisoner 26423, Drake,

absent from cell.

Prisoner 26135, Batista,

absent from cell.

You come at the wrong time.

Chapel's closed.

Perry.

Aye, it's been a wee while.

I'll be right outside.

This is very hard.

But I just have to see her.

[wood creaking]

[humming]

It's feeding time, Batista.

[buzzer sounds]

Book.

Book.

Magazine.

Give me a card.

Come on, I want a card, Batista.

Just give me one.

Just give it to me.

Go beg your brother.

[buzzer sounds]

Do you good to wait a while.

He's getting cocky, Rizz.

He's laughing at me.

Come on, you know he does it.

You know he does,

you know he fucking does it.

Get out. You heard me, Tony.

Now, get out.

Batista.

Come with me.

Your choice.

Tony said I was...

- Tony...

- Shh, shh, shh.

[groans]

Checkmate.

That's the first time in 11 years.

Another game, Frank?

[laughs]

Lacey?

Have a wander.

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Daniel Hardy

Daniel Hardy Jr. (born September 7, 1987) is a former professional football tight end. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Idaho in the Western Athletic Conference and is a 2006 graduate of West High School in Anchorage, Alaska. Hardy now lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife, Mariah Van Horne. They were married September 2, 2017 in Kennewick, Washington. Hardy serves as a family pastor at Fellowship Monrovia in Monrovia, California. more…

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