History Film / TheEscapist

23rd Apr '16 2:53:31 PM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The film was very well-received despite limited release, and it finally gives the incredible Creator/BrianCox a starring role. The rest of the cast consists mostly of [[HeyItsThatGuy that guys]], including [[BandOfBrothers Damien Lewis,]] [[FlashForward2009 Joseph Fiennes,]] Creator/DominicCooper, Creator/LiamCunningham,[[Film/TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou Seu Jorge]] and [[Film/{{Underworld}} Steven Mackintosh]].

to:

The film was very well-received despite limited release, and it finally gives the incredible Creator/BrianCox a starring role. The rest of the cast consists mostly of [[HeyItsThatGuy that guys]], including includes [[BandOfBrothers Damien Lewis,]] [[FlashForward2009 Joseph Fiennes,]] Creator/DominicCooper, Creator/LiamCunningham,[[Film/TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou Seu Jorge]] and [[Film/{{Underworld}} Steven Mackintosh]].
19th Jan '15 11:02:51 AM Lazywolfeyes
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** "Stare at something else."
16th Dec '14 8:06:38 AM Marios2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''The Escapist'' is a PrisonBreak drama film set in a British prison and revolving around [[TheOldConvict Frank Perry]], one of the oldest inmates who has long since given up hope. When he finds out his beloved daughter has become a drug addict and is near death following an overdose, he decides he’s to break free. He formulates a plan to escape, and the twin narratives of planning the escape and the actual escape are played simultaneously.

to:

''The Escapist'' is a PrisonBreak Prison Break drama film set in a British prison and revolving around [[TheOldConvict Frank Perry]], one of the oldest inmates who has long since given up hope. When he finds out his beloved daughter has become a drug addict and is near death following an overdose, he decides he’s to break free. He formulates a plan to escape, and the twin narratives of planning the escape and the actual escape are played simultaneously.
11th Nov '14 6:55:13 PM Jersey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DepravedHomosexual: Tony is particularly nasty example, possibly with a side of ephebophilia.

to:

* DepravedHomosexual: Tony is particularly nasty example, possibly with a side of ephebophilia.[[{{Ephebophile}} ephebophilia]].
11th Nov '14 3:50:17 PM Jersey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%%* FinalSpeech
* IronicEcho: “You have one thing going for you, Frank. You’re too old to die young.”

to:

%%* FinalSpeech
* IronicEcho: “You have FinalSpeech: Frank gives one thing going for you, Frank. You’re to Rizza. Rizza is quite surprised by this and none too old to die young.”pleased.
* GreatEscape: Frank orchestrates one of these.



* IronicEcho: “You have one thing going for you, Frank. You’re too old to die young.”



%%* VillainousBreakdown

to:

%%* VillainousBreakdown* VillainousBreakdown: Rizza has one when he realizes he's lost his power over both Lacey and Frank, as well as losing his [[spoiler: brother,]] and his whole facade as king of the prison is threatened.
11th Nov '14 1:02:05 PM Jersey
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* InterruptedSuicide: Lacey via Frank.
11th Nov '14 12:48:42 PM Jersey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BadAss: Multiple members of the group; However, Lenny Drake and his genius machinations, and Frank Perry and his ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Rizza and his [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]], are stand-out examples.

to:

* BadAss: Multiple members of the group; However, Lenny Drake and his genius machinations, and Frank Perry and his ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Rizza and his [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]], are stand-out examples.



* BreakTheCutie: Tony eventually succeeds at this in regards to Lacey, to boths detriment.

to:

* BreakTheCutie: Tony eventually succeeds at this in regards to Lacey, to boths both parties' detriment.



* DepravedHomosexual: Tony is particularly nasty example, possibly with a side of Ephebophilia.

to:

* DepravedHomosexual: Tony is particularly nasty example, possibly with a side of Ephebophilia.ephebophilia.



%%* HellholePrison
%%* HeroicSacrifice

to:

%%* HellholePrison
%%* HeroicSacrifice
* HellholePrison: The atmosphere is terrifying gloomy and claustrophobic, and the guards are dangerously apathetic, leaving total control of the prison to Rizza and Tony.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Frank]]



%%* SecretStabWound
%%* SmugSnake

to:

%%* SecretStabWound
%%* SmugSnake
* SecretStabWound: Frank seems not to pay his any mind, at least not until [[spoiler: the timelines converge.]]
* SmugSnake: Both Rizza and Tony




to:

* WhatAreYouInFor : Fully averted in that nobody asks each other what they're in for, due to having been in prison together for a while, and no one asks Lacey what he was sentenced for when he arrives.
10th Nov '14 11:57:45 PM Jersey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DepravedHomosexual: Tony is particularly nasty example, possibly with a side of [[Ephebophilia]]

to:

* DepravedHomosexual: Tony is particularly nasty example, possibly with a side of [[Ephebophilia]]Ephebophilia.
10th Nov '14 11:57:07 PM Jersey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DepravedHomosexual: Tony is particularly nasty example, possibly with a side of [[Ephebophile Ephebophilia]]

to:

* DepravedHomosexual: Tony is particularly nasty example, possibly with a side of [[Ephebophile Ephebophilia]][[Ephebophilia]]
10th Nov '14 11:55:36 PM Jersey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%%* BadAss
* BittersweetEnding [[spoiler: Frank is killed by Rizza for protecting Lacey and Brodie, Lenny Drake, and Viv all die horribly in the escape, but Lacey escapes safely and Frank is reunited with his daughter in the afterlife.]]

to:

%%* BadAss
* BadAss: Multiple members of the group; However, Lenny Drake and his genius machinations, and Frank Perry and his ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Rizza and his [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]], are stand-out examples.
* BittersweetEnding [[spoiler: Frank is killed by Rizza for protecting Lacey and Lacey; Brodie, Lenny Drake, and Viv all die horribly in the escape, but Lacey escapes safely and Frank is reunited with his daughter in the afterlife.]]



%%* DeathEqualsRedemption

to:

%%* DeathEqualsRedemption* DeathEqualsRedemption [[spoiler: Frank gives his life so that Lacey and the others can escape, and is reunited, presumably in heaven, with his daughter after seeing Lacey to freedom.]]
* DepravedHomosexual: Tony is particularly nasty example, possibly with a side of [[Ephebophile Ephebophilia]]



%%* FaceDeathWithDignity

to:

%%* FaceDeathWithDignity* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Frank]]



* TunnelKing: Brodie has past experience as a smuggler.

to:

* TunnelKing: Brodie has past experience as a smuggler.[[GameOfThrones smuggler]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 21. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.TheEscapist