The Escapist 21 years old

He can escape from anything... except his past.

Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, but the evil Ricky kills Valerie anyway. Their baby is saved, and later Barnes is arrested and sentenced to life in the maximum security prison, Sullen Voe. Denis fakes his own suicide, then assaults a police car in order to get himself arrested and sent to prison with the intention of tracking down and killing Ricky Barnes. He does not reveal his true name and is called John "What" by the prisoners and guards. Denis escapes from successive prisons, forcing his eventual transfer to Sullen Voe. When he reaches his objective, Ricky Barnes schedules a confrontation, but things do not quite turn out the way Denis had expected.


The Escapist Cast

Name Character
Andy Serkis He was 37, now 59 years old as Ricky Barnes
Jonny Lee Miller He was 29, now 50 years old as Denis Hopkins
Jodhi May She was 26, now 48 years old as Christine
Vas Blackwood He was 39, now 60 years old as Vin
Paloma Baeza She was 26, now 48 years old as Valerie Hopkins
Gary Lewis He was 43, now 64 years old as Ron
Philip Barantini He was 21, now 43 years old as Joey

The Escapist Crew

Name Department
John Hubbard as Casting. He was 87 (74) years old when He died Production
Ros Hubbard as Casting. Production
David Harris as Special Effects Supervisor. Visual Effects
David Evans as Supervising Sound Editor. Sound
Anna Rackard as Supervising Art Director. Art
Andy Harris as Production Design. He was 44 (now 66) years old Art
Nigel Willoughby as Director of Photography. Camera
Rob Lane as Music. Sound
Kate Carin as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Pia Di Ciaula as Editor. She was 101 (now 122) years old Editing
Gillies MacKinnon as Director. He was 53 (now 75) years old Directing
Sarah Hauldren as Art Direction. Art
Hal Couzens as Visual Effects Producer. Visual Effects
The Escapist poster
The Escapist (21 years)

He can escape from anything... except his past.

  • Release day: Friday, April 12, 2002
  • Runtime: 88 minutes