The Escapist

April 3rd 2009
  • Drama/Thriller,
  • Unrated,
  • 94 min,
  • IFC Releasing
  • Cast: Brian Cox, Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Seu Jorge, Liam Cunningham, Dominic Cooper, Vinnie McCabe, Ned Dennehy, Steven Mackintosh, Jack Walsh, Frank O'Sullivan, Sheamus O'Shaunessy, Domhnall O'Donoghue, George Seremba, Eleanor McLynn, Phelim Drew, Alan Curran, Tony Senior, Marcel Vidal
  • Director: Rupert Wyatt
  • Writers: Rupert Wyatt, Daniel Hardy
  • Producers: Alan Moloney, Adrian Sturges
  • Co Producer: Susan Mullen
  • Executive Producer: Tristan Whalley
  • Art Direction: Irene O'Brien
  • Casting: Tamara Gillon
  • Costume Design: Maeve Paterson
  • D.O.P.: Philipp Blaubach
  • Editor: Joe Walker
  • Makeup: Rosie Blackmore
  • Music: Benjamin Wallfisch
  • Production Design: Jim Furlong


Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined he make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and recruits a dysfunctional band of escapists - misfits with a mutual dislike for one other but united by their desire to escape their hell hole of an existence. Much of the action takes place within the tunnels, sewers and underground rivers of subterranean London.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Dublin, Ireland; London, UK
  • Production Companies: Picture Farm, Parallel Film Productions
  • Production Schedule: January 2007 - March 2007

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 20 June 2008: UK
  • 30 October 2008: United Arab Emirates
  • 20 November 2008: Kuwait
  • 25 June 2009: Netherlands
  • 12 August 2009: Belgium