No Escape

April 29th, 1994


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Robbins is sent to prison for the assassination of his general officer, a prison you only get out of when you die...

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 5.8/10 (8,614 voted)

Director: Martin Campbell

Stars: Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson

Robbins is sent to prison for the assassination of his general officer, a prison you only get out of when you die. Since nobody ever gets out of the prison, nobody knows how the prison is like. The prison manager has realized this and bought himself an island (playground) called "Absolom" where the worst prisoners are let lose to create an isolated barbaric society where the strongest men rule - a living hell. This is where Robbins is dropped off after he almost kills the prison manager.

Writers: Richard Herley, Michael Gaylin

Ray Liotta - Capt. J.T. Robbins
Lance Henriksen - The Father
Stuart Wilson - Walter Marek
Kevin Dillon - Casey
Kevin J. O'Connor - Stephano
Don Henderson - Killian
Ian McNeice - King
Jack Shepherd - Dysart
Michael Lerner - The Warden
Ernie Hudson - Hawkins
Russell Kiefel - Iceman
Brian M. Logan - Scab
Cheuk-Fai Chan - Skull
Machs Colombani - Ratman
David Argue - Cellmate

Taglines: From the makers of "Aliens" and "The Terminator".

Release Date: 29 April 1994

Filming Locations: New South Wales, Australia

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000(estimated)

Gross: $15,340,000 (USA)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | South Korea:

Did You Know?

The helicopter "gunship" is, in actuality, a Russian Kamov Ka-27 'Helix' anti-submarine helicopter. The Helix features a coaxial rotor, and thus looks unfamiliar (and thus potentially futuristic) to Western audiences.

Continuity: When Robbins falls down the hill escaping from the Outsiders, he wounds his right thigh. But in Father's camp, the wound is always shown on his LEFT thigh.

Marek: First prize is a chance to live, second prize... you really don't want to hear what the second prize is.

User Review

Mad Max meets Fortress

Rating: 6/10

When I first sat down, to see this movie, I wasn't expecting much; In fact, I was preparing myself mentally for a total flop... but it really took me by surprise. It's actually quite interesting, and has some good action sequences. The plot is pretty interesting, and moves along very nicely, quickly moving on, constantly developing. The acting was convincing enough, there wasn't really any scenes that were terrible, even though a lot of the scenes and lines were very corny; it fit perfectly in with the movie, and as such wasn't out of place. It's pretty much a B-movie, but if you like(or just enjoy mildly) B-movies, you'll probably be at least reasonably entertained by it. It's reminiscent of movies like Fortress, but just a little better in that it's very unpredictable; no matter what you think is gonna happen, you'll be surprised again and again by what happens. It's pretty interesting all the way through, it has some good, 80's style action, corny B-movie lines, a B-movie feel throughout the movie... so, if you can watch it for free, either borrow it from a friend, or watch it on TV... if not, only watch it if you're into movies like Fortress. 6/10