He may be a convicted murderer, but he did it for just motives, therefore we can root for him. 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. After discovering King's necklace in the engineer's hand, Robbins confronts King and forces him to give new coordinates to the Warden for where to land his helicopter on the island. He offers him a position in his ; instead, Robbins knocks Marek into the pool, steals his , and flees the Outsider's camp. The hippy tribe is led by the great Lance Henriksen, while Stuart Wilson enjoys himself delivering cheesy one liners as the main bad guy. Obviously in a prison colony, everybody has a story to tell about why he ended up there and the film tells too many of them.
Definitely better than i thought it would be. Only difference here is that it's far into the future, the protagonist did commit the crime, and he's an ex-soldier, not a banker. And that's no bad thing. John Robbins Liotta is a decorated marine sent to a ultra strict maximum security prison for killing his superior officer. Basically, if you like action, B-movies with a touch of sci-fi and want something to eat popcorn to, give this one a try.
Overall though not a bad flick. This gem appears to have magically grown better with time! But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of murdering a commanding officer, is determined to escape the island in order to reveal the truth behind his murderous actions and clear his name. Using his military cunning and inherent brute force, he tries to start a war between the two factions and raise enough of a commotion to make a break for it. He stays behind to fire the stolen rocket launcher, igniting an , killing most of the Outsiders and triggering the satellites, causing the Warden to intervene. It was based on the 1987 novel The Penal Colony, by. Of course, it is also a prison-break movie, however, I don't think that is what the movie is really about. As the two groups butt heads, the main character played by Ray Liotta, with better acting here than his usual films just wants to get the heck out of there and battle the fascist society that got him in.
I've seen this film many times over the years, as it has great re watch value. There's a moment where the prison warden is reading the rap sheet of capt. They live under rules and respect each other, unlike the feral outsiders who have no code of honour. Ernie Hudson plays Hawkins, the security officer for their compound. Absolom is the name of a prison colony island where the sadistic warden Michael Lerner plays off the Outsiders against the Insiders. The story is somewhat simple and yet some of the complexities and Philosophy about corporate prisons and civilized society are lost in the action and some less than adequate script involvement. Robbins is taken to be executed but escapes again with the help of an Insider spy, infuriating Marek.
Here Robbins, meets Walter Marek, a brutal prisoner who leads his 'outsiders' with savage force and who tries to force Robbins to submit to his authority which leads to their jungle confrontation. I first saw this film when it was released on a straight-to-video premise way back in 1994 as a Sunday night filler, and to be honest I couldn't remember much about it, except that it wasn't that bad, but nor was it memorable. Robbins, in in the American special forces, recently 6 soldiers working for British special forces were captured and deported in Behngazi Libya. Plus, is it just me, or are all the computer terminals straight out of 'Aliens? This futuristic film leaves little doubt that if a private warden takes the helm of one of these prisons, things are apt to get out of hand. It's a stupendous performance from Stuart Wilson; an actor whose other works I'm not really familiar with.
Liotta has a role that would probably be reserved for Arnold or Sly if this was a bigger production, but still makes a good job of playing a violent anti-hero. Liotta needs to find his way off the Island which is 200 miles from the nearest coastline and is constantly watched by The Warden who will kill anyone who attempts to get off as well have having to fight with the good guys against the Outsiders who are becoming more and more fierce with each attack, This is a very well made Sci-fi actioner from Martin Campbell who has since made 007's Goldeneye 1995 , The Mask of Zorro 1998 and Vertical Limit 2000 and is currently working on the Zorro Sequel due out Next Year. Robbins Ray Liotta , that includes some of his special forces history. It's a fun film with plenty of action and rolls along nicely, helped no small part by the baddie. It has B-movie written all over it. If your not into sci-fi or action you may as well leave now, this is one of those films that regular appears late at night on the movie channel and is worth watching because it's a fun no brainer. 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.
That along with a script that keeps the high level of excitement going for a full 118 minutes, and you have a winning combination. Would have been disappointed if I dropped a few bucks on it in theatres, but i saw it cheaply in netflix and it was worth it. Robbins wants only to escape, a prospect that has been fervently shot down in his face by Absolon's overbearing Warden Michael Lerner. A movie about survival, and what a man is actually prepared to do for it. Find No Escape subtitles by selecting the correct language for your Movie release.
Knowing that this was pretty much a mash-up of previous classic movies didn't leave a sour taste at all, and I'd watch it again in an instant. The villain is venomous and quite the psychopathic comedian. Ray Liotta - Robbins Jack Shepherd - Dysart. There are some great battle scenes and fun supporting performances. If you know the characters Henriksen usually plays, you know this is a rarity. The former are an unorganized bunch of savages wearing masks and hunting with primitive weapons, led by the relentless but charismatic Walter Marek. Also appearing are a whole host of British character actors along with Lance Henrickson and Ernie Hudson who seem to make a living off this type of direct to video fare.
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. Movie : Downloads : 137 Language : English tag : ,,, Genres : ,,,, Release date : 1994 Summary : In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. Marek forces Robbins to fight one of his men for amusement and is impressed when Robbins kills his opponent in seconds. Personally I thought this was very well done. He drives the plot along and carries the action scenes off well. And the whole struggle to overcome ones past or ones future for that matter.