The Escapist 2008

The Escapist is a prison break film starring Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Seu Jorge, Dominic Cooper, Steven Mackintosh and Damian Lewis.

It is directed and co-written by Rupert Wyatt, and premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival to considerable acclaim. An Irish-UK Co-Production, the film was produced by Alan Moloney of Parallel Films and Adrian Sturges of Picture Farm. The film is currently rated 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Plot: Frank Perry (Cox, in a role written specifically for him) is a lifer and has long accepted that he’ll never see the outside again. A solid and phlegmatic character, he holds his own but neither attracts nor creates any trouble. Grief is far more likely to be started by the psychotic and drug-addled Tony (Macintosh), brother to the ruthless head con Rizza (Lewis, who reportedly based his character’s mannerisms on a mixture of Tony Blair and Chris Eubank).
* Brian Cox – Frank Perry
* Damian Lewis – Rizza
* Joseph Fiennes – Lenny Drake
* Seu Jorge – Viv Batista
* Liam Cunningham – Brodie
* Dominic Cooper – Lacey
* Steven Mackintosh – Tony

Watch The Escapist 2008 Trailer