No Escape

No Escape Movie

Taglines: A nation in revolt. Innocent civilians caught in the middle. How far would you go to survive?

In their new overseas home in Southeast Asia, an American family finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.

No Escape, previously known as The Coup, is an action thriller film directed by John Erick Dowdle, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother, Drew Dowdle. The film stars Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell, and tells the story of a businessman trapped with his family in a war zone.

About the Story

In an unidentified Southeast Asian country, the Prime Minister closes a deal with a representative of Cardiff, an American company specializing in water systems. After the representative leaves, a group of armed rebels initiate a Coup d’état and kill the Prime Minister.

17 hours before the coup, Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson), a new Cardiff employee, is flying to the country with his wife Annie (Lake Bell) and two daughters Lucy (Sterling Jerins) and Beeze (Claire Geare). After landing, they run into a Briton named Hammond (Pierce Brosnan) who offers them a ride with him and his friend Kenny Rogers (Sahajak Boonthanakit) to the Imperial Lotus, where many foreigners are staying. At the hotel, Jack learns that the phone line, television and internet are down all over the city. He stops by the bar and chats with Hammond.

The next morning, Jack goes out to buy a newspaper, and finds himself in the middle of a confrontation between armed demonstrators and riot police. The two forces clash violently. Eventually, the rebel demonstrators gain the upper hand and begin routing the police. Jack runs back to the hotel and witnesses the rebels executing an American tourist out front. He enters the hotel via a fire escape. The rebels break through the main hotel entrance and begin indiscriminately killing the staff and guests.

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No Escape

Directed by: John Erick Dowdle
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Sterling Jerins, Spencer Garrett, Claire Geare, Karen Gemma Dodgson
Screenplay by: John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle
Production Design by: Arvinder Grewal
Cinematography by: Léo Hinstin
Film Editing by: Elliot Greenberg
Costume Design by: Annie Bloom
Art Direction by: Boontawee Thor Taweepasas
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence including a sexual assault, and for language.
Studio:The Weinstein Company
Release Date: September 2, 2015