The Escapist


1h 43m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Frank Perry is a lifer; in prison for the rest of his natural born days. He's never had a problem with that: he did the crime; he'll do the time. Until he receives a letter telling him that his only and much loved daughter is critically ill following an overdose. He knows that he must see her and to

Film Details

Also Known As
Escapist, Ultime Evasion
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Foreign
Thriller
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Atomic Arts; Frenetic Films; Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); Goalpost Film; Haut Et Court; Irish Film Board; Lnk; Lucky Red; Parallel Films; Rosebud Sa Motion Picture Enterprises; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Team Fx; Thinkfilm; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
IFC Films/ThinkFilm; CinTart; IFC Films; Mpi Home Video; Rialto Distribution; Rialto Films; Thinkfilm; Vertigo Films (Uk)
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Doublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Frank Perry is a lifer; in prison for the rest of his natural born days. He's never had a problem with that: he did the crime; he'll do the time. Until he receives a letter telling him that his only and much loved daughter is critically ill following an overdose. He knows that he must see her and to do that he'll have to escape. But he can't do it alone. A motley crew of younger associates is assembled to enact his plan: Lenny Drake, Brodie and Viv Batista. As they prepare to break out Frank's focus is distracted by the arrival of a young con James Lacey - a reminder of days long lost. As the new kid on the block Lacey also attracts the sadistic attention of Tony, the drug-addict brother of wing-king Rizza. Personality conflicts put the escape in jeopardy and Frank is forced to find the energy and courage of the man he once was.

Crew

Tony Aherne

Assistant Director

Ian Barwick

Gaffer

Rosie Blackmore

Makeup Artist

Philipp Blaubach

Director Of Photography

Peter Blayney

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Elenor Bowers-jolley

Music

Renee Foley Burke

Script Supervisor

Kevin Byrne

Special Effects Supervisor

Aoife Cassidy

Production Coordinator

Paul Clarvis

Music

Dermot Cleary

Location Manager

Joe Condren

Stunt Coordinator

Justin Cornish

Visual Effects Supervisor

Brian Cox

Executive Producer

Grant Cummings

Location Manager

Michelle Cunniffe

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Carole Dunne

Hairdresser

Catherine Dunne

Assistant Director

Matt Fisher

Camera Operator

Matt Fisher

Steadicam Operator

Mick Flood

Property Master

Jim Furlong

Production Designer

Tamara Gillon

Casting Director

Sarah Golding

Script Supervisor

Theo Green

Supervising Sound Editor

Theo Green

Music

Theo Green

Sound Designer

Lol Hammond

Music Supervisor

Daniel Hardy

Screenplay

Joe Kerins

Gaffer

Gerry Lundberg

Publicity

Brooke Lyndon-stanford

Visual Effects Supervisor

Emer Macavin

Set Decorator

Clare Maclean

Post-Production Supervisor

Karen Mcswiney

Production Accountant

Karl Merren

Sound Mixer

Alan Moloney

Producer

Susan Mullen

Coproducer

Edward Norton

Construction Coordinator

Irene O'brien

Art Director

Patrick O'donoghue

Line Producer

Alexander O'neal

Unit Production Manager

Maeve Paterson

Costume Designer

Brendan Power

Music

Adrian Sturges

Producer

Joe Walker

Editor

Benjamin Wallfisch

Music

Benjamin Wallfisch

Original Music

Benjamin Wallfisch

Music Producer

Benjamin Wallfisch

Music Conductor

Moray Welsh

Music

Tristan Whalley

Executive Producer

Rupert Wyatt

Screenplay

Film Details

Also Known As
Escapist, Ultime Evasion
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Foreign
Thriller
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Atomic Arts; Frenetic Films; Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); Goalpost Film; Haut Et Court; Irish Film Board; Lnk; Lucky Red; Parallel Films; Rosebud Sa Motion Picture Enterprises; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Team Fx; Thinkfilm; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
IFC Films/ThinkFilm; CinTart; IFC Films; Mpi Home Video; Rialto Distribution; Rialto Films; Thinkfilm; Vertigo Films (Uk)
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Doublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 3, 2009

Released in United States April 10, 2009

Released in United States on Video April 27, 2010

Released in United States January 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Midnight Passion) October 2-10, 2008.

Feature directorial debut for Rupert Wyatt.

ThinkFilm acquired North American distribution rights for a reported sum of $1 million.

Released in United States Spring April 3, 2009 (NY)

Released in United States April 10, 2009 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video April 27, 2010

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at the Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 17-27, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Midnight Passion) October 2-10, 2008.)