Escape at Dannemora (2018– )
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Matt has an idea to get out of Dannemora.

Director:

Ben Stiller

Writers:

Brett Johnson (creator), Brett Johnson | 2 more credits »
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Episode credited cast:
Benicio Del Toro ... Richard Matt
Patricia Arquette ... Tilly Mitchell
Paul Dano ... David Sweat
Bonnie Hunt ... Catherine Scott (credit only)
Eric Lange ... Lyle Mitchell
David Morse ... Gene Palmer
Jeremy Bobb ... Dennis Lambert
Michael Beasley ... Murder
Dominic Colón ... Odell Martinez
Antoni Corone ... Scary Gary
Reggie Alvin Green ... Reggie
Andrew Chappelle ... JLo
Gregory Dann ... Albert Boyd
Carolyn Mignini ... Ilene Mulvaney
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Boma Akpore ... Inmate
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Matt has an idea to get out of Dannemora, but Sweat is not interested in taking the risk. Matt begins to help Tilly with an inmate she doesn't get along with in the shop, while Sweat comes to miss the freedoms that come with Matt's protection.

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25 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sweat is watching Happy Gilmore in his cell. Director Ben Stiller plays an abusive orderly in that movie. See more »

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25 November 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Escape At Dannemora

Johnson and Tolkin's prison environment is possibly the most spatial yet palpable tone that was ever projected on screen. And with Stahl, they have written an explicit script that oozes power and mature sequences that pushes your boundaries and takes you to newer territories. But this is as much as Stiller's tale as much as it is the creators', with a keen sense of awareness of the trajectory, his execution is off the charts. His knack for imputing music in the narration is one of his primary strength that helps him jump from one scene to another.

He has certainly evolved as a director over the years, he is enjoying his current state more than any actor, he savors each moment with a slow pill that never over chews stuff. The conversation are not only practical but very carefully written and even though the narration is crypted at times, Stiller's work is to simplify it on screen and he is thoroughly competent in his work. It is smooth as a butter and sharp as a knife, it cuts deepest and surfs through the emotions with a balanced pace.

Casting such actors is one thing, and utilizing them to their best is another. Del Toro is the reserved-mobster-natured persona that you are looking for. And parallel to him rides Dano whose character is much more three dimensional than Del Toro's and he has the potential to pull it off easily. And on the other hand, Arquette's is the scariest of all, her character somehow resembles with Freeman's Fargo version; it can go sinister at any snap and Stiller makes sure you are afraid of her. The structure of the script isn't familiar either, it focuses on the core material and works on the details.

Part 2

This chapter focuses on gathering the tools and the team required for he project, often the team gets shuffled and there comes various difficulties to be crossed upon, but with sharp and more importantly smooth writing where Del Toro's character drives with us, in this dark lane.


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