Directed by: Mikael Håfström
Reviewed by: Martin Bishop
Escape Plan is a 2013 action thriller film starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jim Caviezel. Ray Breslin (Stallone) is a former prosecutor who co-owns Breslin-Clark, a Los Angeles–based security firm specialising in testing the reliability of maximum security prisons. He spends his life getting into prisons to study their designs and the guards’ habits to find and exploit their weaknesses.
One day, he and his business partner Lester Clark are offered a multimillion dollar deal by CIA agent Jessica Miller to test a top-secret prison and see if it is escape-proof. It is an obvious setup and Breslin goes against all his own rules and chooses the money. Breslin agrees to the deal and gets himself captured in New Orleans, Louisiana, under the guise of a Spanish terrorist named “Portos”, but the plan goes awry when his captors remove the tracking microchip from his arm and drug him on the way to the prison. Breslin wakes up in a complex of glass cells with no outside windows to indicate the prison’s location. He meets fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) and they both stage a fight for Breslin to study the solitary confinement cell, which uses high-powered halogen lights to disorient and dehydrate prisoners.
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