The Escapist

About the film

Starring Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Seu Jorge, Dominic Cooper, Steven Mackintosh and Damian Lewis
Director Rupert Wyatt
Producers Adrian Sturges and Alan Moloney
Writers Rupert Wyatt and Daniel Hardy
Status A hit at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, THE ESCAPIST was theatrically released by IFC in North America in April 2009. A Picture Farm/Parallel Films production
Year 2008
Genre Thriller


Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence. When his 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 to try to pull it off.


“Filmmaking at it’s finest. The Escapist takes the prison break movie to a new level.” – RADIO ONE

The Escapist