Escape at Dannemora

Escape at Dannemora

DVD - 2019 | Widescreen version
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An employee at a prison in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with two male inmates and helps them escape. Based on a true story.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Paramount, [2019]
Edition: Widescreen version
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: ESC
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (443 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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optical,5.1 surround,Dolby audio
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DVD video,region 1

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graybear2
May 17, 2019

Really darned good! Usually something this long would drag, but we never felt that this one did. Recommended!

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Chiefie_2
May 16, 2019

A 2 out of 5 rating. Quite disappointed in the way this series drags along. There is too much boring detail, such as a policeman hanging around for 25 minutes doing not much. So much could have and should have been left out. Like 3 episodes.... Also, quite discordant music, not to our taste.
Patricia Arquette's performance is a real standout!! Wonderful acting! She is a real pro.
Del Toro was also great, as usual.

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graybear1
May 16, 2019

WAY better than we expected it to be. We recommend this. Patricia Arquette gives a standout performance; she well deserved her Golden Globe win. Benicio Del Toro is chilling and Paul Dano very good too. Eric Lange did a fine acting job as the husband. The makeup crew deserves a nod too. Some people thought this moved slow, but we did not get that feeling at all. I watched a bit of the commentary which gave additional insight such as why, in the middle of the series, they switch in time to show the backstory of the 2 convicts. It seems slow there, BUT stick with it as there's a good reason for it. This is one of those chilling TRUE stories that you probably would find "not very believable" if it were fiction. Fine directing job by Ben Stiller too. They used many of the actual people in many of the roles; some ex-prisoners and guards from this very place. The tactical team that goes into the woods in the last episode are all the actual guys that did the real mission and they reenact it perfectly. I found this especially interesting because I lived very near this place a few decades ago. So when it broke in the news I followed it carefully. They really did a fine job sticking to the facts!

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samjenks
May 03, 2019

Arquette never looked any worst than she does in this movie. Basically a nasty person.

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maipenrai
Apr 22, 2019

Patricia Arquette is terrific!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

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janetplanet9
Apr 11, 2019

Patricia Arquette gives a spellbinding performance in this Showtime limited series based on a true story. I did not recognize her at first. She absolutely deserved her Golden Globe. This is one of those cases where truth is stranger than fiction.

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