15 certificateThe Escapist is a Film programme that first aired in 2008 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Escapist is a 4 star programme

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The Escapist (2008)

Directed by
Rupert Wyatt

Rupert Wyatt's thriller stars Brian Cox as Frank Perry, a lifer with no hope of parole who finds out his daughter has overdosed on drugs and her life is hanging in the balance. Deciding to escape, he organises a crew to join him in his breakout. But his plan is complicated by his young cellmate Lacey, who is being threatened by the prison overlord, Rizza.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2008

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK/Ireland

Filmed in Colour


Image for Brian CoxBrian Cox...Frank Perry
Image for Damian LewisDamian Lewis...Rizza
Image for Joseph FiennesJoseph Fiennes...Lenny Drake
Seu Jorge...Viv Batista
Image for Liam CunninghamLiam Cunningham...Brodie
Dominic Cooper...Lacey
Image for Steven MackintoshSteven Mackintosh...Tony
Ned Dennehy...Jumpy Con
Vinnie McCabe...Sam
Jack Walsh...Sikes
Frank O'Sullivan...Hedges
Sheamus O'Shaunessy...Two Ton
Domhnall O'Donoghue...Mary
George Seremba...Stan
Eleanor McLynn...Frank's Daughter
Phelim Drew...Doctor
Bernadette McKenna...Frank's Wife
John Crean...Young Prison Guard
Pat Ainscough...Prison Guard
Alan Curran...Cockney Con