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Farrell Finds Way

Jan. 9, 2009by:

There's nothing I love more than a good escape movie. Clearly the benchmark is THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, and I don't think there has been one to match it since. The next contender has to be Peter Weir's THE WAY BACK, about a group of soldiers who engineered a grueling escape from a Siberian gulag in 1942. Weir wrote the script himself, based on the memoir by Slavomir Rawicz.

Colin Ferrell, who will be competing for a globe this Sunday, has signed on to play tough, tattooed Russian. Ed Harris will play an American; and Jim Sturgess portrays a young Polish inmate. Saoirse Ronan, whose star continues to skyrocket, will play a Russian on the run who meets up with the fugitives. Thankfully for her, this film is not a porno.
Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite escape movie?
Source: Variety

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6:29PM on 01/12/2009

great escape and Escape to Alkatraz

... Easily the films that complete the top three, although I would put Great escape above shawshank, sorry, always loved that one, too, but great escape is the original and the classic, has all the great actors of their day, has more action, and its like 5 hours long, which for some reason always matters to me... I like long movies, but i love long and also great movies...

either way, good extra tidbit!
... Easily the films that complete the top three, although I would put Great escape above shawshank, sorry, always loved that one, too, but great escape is the original and the classic, has all the great actors of their day, has more action, and its like 5 hours long, which for some reason always matters to me... I like long movies, but i love long and also great movies...

either way, good extra tidbit!
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1:29PM on 01/10/2009

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Great Escape is the best i mean come who's cooler than Steve Mqueen and James Garner.
Great Escape is the best i mean come who's cooler than Steve Mqueen and James Garner.
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6:36PM on 01/09/2009
No Escape, starring Johnny Drama himself.
No Escape, starring Johnny Drama himself.
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6:12PM on 01/09/2009
I almost forgot "Midnight Express." Also I like "The Great Escape" and "Escape From Alcatraz".
I almost forgot "Midnight Express." Also I like "The Great Escape" and "Escape From Alcatraz".
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2:50PM on 01/09/2009
Gotta love Midnight Express.
Gotta love Midnight Express.
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12:37PM on 01/09/2009
Why would there be an American in the gulag???
Why would there be an American in the gulag???
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12:30PM on 01/09/2009
Not a movie, but Prison Break season one is great.
Not a movie, but Prison Break season one is great.
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12:25PM on 01/09/2009
I thought Red Dawn was fantastic..
I thought Red Dawn was fantastic..
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12:17PM on 01/09/2009
Escape from Alcatraz Rocks
Escape from Alcatraz Rocks
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10:43AM on 01/09/2009
Escape from L.A., baby!!! Shit, that was out loud, huh?
Escape from L.A., baby!!! Shit, that was out loud, huh?
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10:01AM on 01/09/2009

Papillon

i thought Papillon was pretty good
dustin hoffman, steve mcqueen

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i thought Papillon was pretty good
dustin hoffman, steve mcqueen

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9:47AM on 01/09/2009
Nothing tops Shawshank. But how about some love for Escape From Alcatraz?
Nothing tops Shawshank. But how about some love for Escape From Alcatraz?
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8:26AM on 01/09/2009
Does The Fugitive count?

If not, Shawshank and Rescue Dawn are pretty cool.
Does The Fugitive count?

If not, Shawshank and Rescue Dawn are pretty cool.
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3:18AM on 01/09/2009
Gotta go with The Great Escape. Classic.
Gotta go with The Great Escape. Classic.
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