Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Amy Ryan, among others, Escape Plan is a Hollywood thriller film that was released in the year 2013. It was directed by Mikael Håfström and distributed worldwide by Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate. The movie was in English but was dubbed into various regional languages in different countries. While the film was much appreciated by the audience, it received mixed reviews from the critics. Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger received praise for their individual performances and their on-screen equation is considered to be worth watching.
The plot of the movie is simple but interesting. Ray Breslin (played by Stallone) is a structural engineer. His job is to improve the security measures in prisons by rendering them inescapable by prisoners who have been convicted for serious crimes. He does so by carefully observing the prisons, the habits of the guards, and the possible loopholes in the management that could be used as a tool by prisoners to escape.
All is well until Breslin receives an offer too tempting to resist from a CIA Agent, Jessica Miller. All he has to do is to check their newly built, top-secret prison in Louisiana, Orleans and see if it is escape-proof. The money being offered is good and, inspite of his instincts telling him not to, Breslin decides to take it up. The plan seems simple: he will be captured and put in to the prison with the fake identity of a Spanish criminal, Anthony Portos, and he will try to find a crack in the prison security mechanism and run away.
However, the plan goes terrible wrong when he realises his captors have taken away all proofs of his actual identity and there is no way for him to prove to the rest of the world who he is. Now, he is trapped in a carefully designed prison cell and there seems to be no way out. He must now try to figure out what his captors really want from him, how to escape from his solitary confinement, and how he is going to prove his true identity once he manages to escape. The movie is an exciting watch for fans of this genre and keeps the audience at the edge of their seats till the very end.