Ray Breslin (Silvestre Stallone) – the expert in the safety, earning on life check of prison systems of protection "from within" – it throw in prison under the pretext of the prisoner, and he thinks out how from there to run away. The next task can bring to Ray twice more money, than usually, but also risks are great – this time it should inspect not state, but the private prison, which location is strictly coded. And on a place it becomes clear that this time everything will be really – coherent appear "lime", the code of evacuation does not operate, and the chief prisons (Jim Kevitsel) sleeps and sees, as though to throw to Ray of superfluous problems. Having got of support of other prisoner (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Breslin starts to plan escape.
Before Mikael Hafstrem undertook the film, to put it Antoine Fuqua should, and Bruce Willis was planned for one of roles
«The escape plan» was started in production still before it became clear that the impressing success "Uncontrollable" in hire appeared history disposable, not extending on solo projects of the actors occupied in the film. "Uncontrollable" and «Return of the hero» showed that cash charm Stallone and Schwarzenegger’s action legends was seriously exaggerated. Thus, a lot of things now depends on «The escape plan», after all it is made, in fact, according to the same scheme, as the projects mentioned above: bravura machismo in a wrapper from an oldskulny action.
The film budget – 70 million dollars. It much more, than cost "Uncontrollable" (40 million) and «Return of the hero» (45 million)
Silvestre Stallone already somehow got out of the prison operated by the sadist supervisor, in John Flynn’s fighter of "Tyuryaga" (1989), and at a discount on modern domination of technologies it is films more or less one flood. In total on business, "personal tragedy" the minimum, the relations between heroes are registered bright, but short dabs and to depict characters there is no time, let for them tells a casting. Слай and Arney – certainly, good guys. Jim Kevitsel with it is is emphasized by affected habits and a carnivorous grin of the coyote – the mean villain overestimating the abilities. Eternally rumpled Sam Neil – kind doctor Aybolit. And with Winnie Jones in general everything is clear without words on one his look.
In general the plot not simply abounds with abrupt turns, it only and consists of them, though over them it is better not to reflect – credibility and realness here a little (for example, everything, as to character Vincent Donofrio, forces to scratch puzzly in a nape). At the same time, it is necessary to pay tribute to the director Michaela Hafstrema, they are stuck together together by a sure hand – saggings are not present in general. Hafstrem knows plus how to remove the stars so that they seemed the revived monuments – Stallone, apparently, ceased to grow old about ten years ago, and Arnold Schwarzenegger looking absolutely "killed" in same «Return of the hero», in «The escape plan» straightened again shoulders and from where returned devil shine in eyes.