The Escapist (2008)

The Escapist was released on DVD on January 26, 2010
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There is a long tradition of films about prison escapes, such that any new venture into the subject is compelled to add some form of innovation to the well-known narrative elements. The audience expects to see a motley crew of cons discern a subtle seam in the prison?s security, which they then exploit with an ingenious combination of resourcefulness and subterfuge, using handmade trinkets to chisel through the walls and into the underground, which represents the darkness just before the dawn of freedom. THE ESCAPIST wraps this familiar package with a beautiful new bow, using a unique structure and a metaphysical twist to freshen up the formulaic plot.

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US DVD Release Date January 26, 2010
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 102 min -
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date January 26, 2010
Actors Brian Cox, Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Dominic Cooper, Seu Jorge, Steven Mackintosh, Vinnie McCabe, Ned Dennehy, Frank O'Sullivan
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Studio IFC Films
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $13,023
Genre(s) Drama, Suspense
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