Created By: Quatic on January 8, 2014
Prison transfer escape
The best time to escape from custody is when they're moving you from one prison to another.
Supertrope of Vulnerable Convey, the number of times when a prisoner is shown to be escaping from custody (with or without outside help) while being transferred in the prison van/plane/train/automobile is simply ridiculous. This makes some sense tho, since there's never fewer obstacles between a prisoner and freedom than when all they have to do is figure out a way to exit a vehicle.
- In the so-bad-it's-good 80s flick Army of One, wrongfulyl convicted 'cop killer' Dolph Lundgren is being taken from a prison hospital to a regular prison; the prison van pulls over so the guards can take a leak and beat up the prisoner. Bad idea trying to beat up Dolph Lundgren in any movie where he is the star. He escapes, with one guard's shotgun in hand.
- In the TV series Hannibal, both serial killer Abel Gideon and Will Graham escape from custody during transfer, at different times.
- Con Air is one big try at this (though it fails).
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