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Escape Plan: The Extractors is a 2019 American direct-to-video prison action thriller film directed and co-written by John Herzfeld, and a sequel to Escape Plan (2013) and Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018). It is the third and final installment in the Escape Plan film series. The film features Sylvester Stallone, 50 Cent, Dave Bautista and Jaime King reprising their roles from the previous films with Max Zhang, Harry Shum, Jr., Malese Jow and Devon Sawa joining the cast. The film was released straight-to-DVD in the United States on July 2, 2019, but received theatrical releases in such countries as Russia, Italy, Australia, Turkey and Portugal.
Escape Plan: The Extractors received negative reviews, but was still somewhat better received than the previous film. With a smaller production budget of $3.6 million, it grossed $1.8 million theatrically in some countries and was successful in the home market, having domestically grossed $2.9 million.
After touring factory locations in Mansfield, Ohio for her father s company, Hong Kong-based Zhang Innovations, Daya Zhang and her entourage are abducted by mercenaries despite her bodyguard and head of security Bao Yung attempting to fight them off. The kidnappers leave Yung unconscious with a USB flash drive addressed to security expert Ray Breslin.
In Los Angeles, Breslin crosses paths with Shen Lo, a former Zhang Innovations bodyguard. Both men are after Daya s father Wu Zhang, whose company is responsible for building covert prisons around the world. They meet with Breslin s associates – his girlfriend Abigail, Hush, and Jules – when Yung arrives with the flash drive. It contains a video message from Lester Clark, Jr., Daya s kidnapper and the son of Breslin s former partner; in business with Zhang, Lester, Sr. betrayed Breslin and was sent to his death.
Breslin reaches out to Trent DeRosa, an associate, and they trace the video to a prison compound in Latvia known as “Devil s Station”. Abigail is also abducted, and Wu, having arrived in Mansfield to meet with police, receives a video call from Lester. Seeking revenge for his father s downfall, Lester demands a $700 million ransom, and executes a hostage. Breslin, DeRosa, Jules, Shen, and Yung depart for Latvia to rescue Daya and Abigail.
When Lester threatens the prisoners and kills a hostage, Wong, Zhang Innovations technology analyst, agrees to give him access to Zhang s technology. Hush surveils the prison by drone, and its thermal imaging camera reveals Lester has created his own black site. Breslin infiltrates the compound through the sewers while Shen and Yung approach the outer walls. Alerted to their presence, Lester leaves Daya atop the wall as bait. Realizing Lester is leading them to a trap, Shen tries to hold position and wait for Breslin, but Yung charges recklessly ahead, and he and Shen are subdued by land mines and captured. Lester reveals the flash drive was a tracker that led his men to Abigail, and deduces that Shen and Daya are in love. He shoots Yung and taunts Breslin by video call before cutting Abigail s throat.
Breslin proceeds through the compound, killing several of Lester s henchmen. Shen steals a guard s stun gun as he is taken to the cells, using it to start a fire; he melts his restraints and subdues the guards in the smoke. He frees Daya, but they are confronted by more guards. DeRosa arrives, killing the guards with incendiary rounds. In the ensuing chaos, Shen kills Lester s remaining henchman Silva in a hand-to-hand fight, while rescuing Wong. Trapped in a shootout with Lester in the upper cells, Breslin is wounded and disarmed, but manages to overpower Lester before slitting his throat and throwing him off the walkway, avenging Abigail.
Returning to Mansfield, Daya coldly greets her father, now aware of the true nature of his business, before leaving with Shen. DeRosa comforts Breslin over Abigail s death, urging him to forgive himself, while at the same time perusing Breslin to join him in South America; claiming that Breslin owes him one and Breslin decides to retire.
During the ending credits, Yung is revealed to have survived but heavily wounded. He is seen crawling and stumbling through the sewers and proceeds to escape by himself.
A second person seen wearing security overalls, carrying a semi automatic weapon drops through a central shaft from the ceiling into the tunnel sewers, just moments after Yung had already been seen arriving into that same Tunnel from a side shaft seemingly stalking Yung.
- Sylvester Stallone as Ray Breslin, founder of Breslin Security
- Max Zhang as Shen, a former security guard for Zhang Innovations and Daya s lover
- Dave Bautista as Trent DeRosa, an associate of Breslin s
- Devon Sawa as Lester Clark Jr., the son of Lester Clark, who betrays Breslin in the first Escape Plan film
- Jaime King as Abigail Ross, vice president of Breslin Security and Breslin s girlfriend
- Malese Jow as Daya Zhang, the daughter of Wu Zhang and Shen s lover who is taken captive by Lester Clark Jr.
- Harry Shum Jr. as Bao, the head of security for Zhang Innovations
- Russell Wong as Wu Zhang, the head of Zhang Innovations and Daya s father
- Lydia Hull as Jules, a staff member of Breslin Security
- Curtis Jackson as Hush, a computer hacker at Breslin Security and Breslin s friend
- Daniel Bernhardt as Silva, one of Lester Jr s henchmen
- Jeff Chase as Frankie, one of Lester Jr s henchmen
- Shea Buckner as FBI Agent Richland
- Tyler Jon Olson as Boone
- Rob de Groot as Ralf, one of Lester Jr s henchmen
- Holland Herzfeld as Sonny, one of Lester Jr s henchmen
- Boyang Yang as Wong, one of Daya s coworkers who is also taken captive by Lester Clark Jr.
- Sherri Robertson as Captain Corbin
- Rich Miller as Detective Davis
- Tony Demil as Axel
Vincent D Onofrio also appears as Lester Clark in archive footage from Escape Plan.
Development was first announced in April 2017, when Stallone said while filming Escape Plan 2: Hades that a third installment in this franchise was on its way. In August 2017, casting was underway for extras and speaking roles. The producers aimed for actors with MMA experience, as there would be potential fight scenes with Stallone and Bautista. Filming began on September 18, 2017, and wrapped on October 13, 2017. The film was originally titled Escape Plan 3: Devil s Station, but by October 2018 the title had been changed to Escape Plan: The Extractors.
On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 25% based on 12 reviews, with an average rating of 4.3/10.
Noel Murray of the Los Angeles Times said that while this film is better than its predecessor it lacks the spark of the original and is, ultimately, just another VOD actioner.
Brian Orndorf of Blu-ray.com gave it B− grade and wrote: Herzfeld provides pleasingly mean energy, stuffing the effort with violence and anger, even managing to pull off something that s eluded the series up to this point: genuine surprise.
|Plot||After security expert Ray Breslin is hired to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a formidable Latvian prison, Breslin’s girlfriend is also captured.|
|Awards||Awards, 1 nomination|
|Writers||Miles Chapman, John Herzfeld|
|Stars||Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, 50 Cent|
|Produced by||Sean Albertson,Prakash Amritraj,Charles Auty,Ryan S. Black,Martin Blencowe,Alexander Boies,Robbie Brenner,Barry Brooker,Alastair Burlingham,Anthony Callie,Mark Canton,Miles Chapman,Charlie Dombek,Alex Eckert,Babak Eftekhari,Randall Emmett,Ted Farnsworth,Ted Fox,Arianne Fraser,George Furla,Jon Galanis,Thomas A. Giovine,Wayne Marc Godfrey,Jonathan Helmuth,Brandon K. Hogan,David Hopwood,Qiu Jie,Robert Jones,Arnaud Lannic,Bryan Larason,Jonathan Meisner,Jasmin Morrison,Vance Owen,Tony Parker,Delphine Perrier,Harmit Phull,Scott Putman,Ceasar Richbow,Sergio Rizzuto,Zack Schiller,William B. Steakley,Mark Stewart,Timothy C. Sullivan,Swen Temmel,Michael J. Urann,Stan Wertlieb,Meadow Williams,Su Xing|
|Music by||Víctor Reyes|
|Cinematography by||Jacques Jouffret|
|Film Editing by||Sean Albertson|
|Production Design by||Jerry Fleming|
|Art Direction by||Chris Craine|
|Set Decoration by||Angela Gail Schroeder|
|Costume Design by||Roger J. Forker|
|Makeup Department||Jacquelyn Adamson,Petrice Bankhead,Fionagh Cush,Karri Farris,Beki Ingram,Scott H. Reeder,Korrey Robinson|
|Production Management||Ian D. Navran,Scott Putman|
|Second Unit Director or Assistant Director||Andrew P. Aguilar,Jon Baran,Steve Danton,Sarah Lemon|
|Art Department||Jesse Gillest,Richard Gowdy,Leyna Haller,Joseph Cassady Harris,Jeffrey Lange,Carl Lovern Jr.,Janna Roach,Ryan Tudor|
|Sound Department||David Barber,Tristan Baylis,Mary Jo Devenney,Aidan Dykes,Gonzalo Espinoza,George Haddad,Tyler Heath,David Kitchens,Michael Kreple,Bob Lacivita,Russell McAbee,Michael Miller,Scott Osowski,Marlowe Taylor,Roland N. Thai,Alexander Verbitskiy,Jon Vogl|
|Special Effects by||Marc Banich,David Greene,Casey Pritchett,Bruno Van Zeebroeck,Gretchen Van Zeebroeck,Schuyler White,Rachid Zermani|
|Visual Effects by||May Satsuki Asai,Anthony Barcelo,Damian Drago,Chris Haney,Sean Hooper,Vittoria Marini,Andrea Marotti,Ricardo Marques,Marco Nella,Massimiliano Pareschi,Mahmut Sezer,Muhammed Yusuf Sezer,David Tang,Alessandro Tibiletti,Carlo Tosi,Franco Valenziano,Serdar Yazici,Nasheet Zaman,Michele Zelioli,Wanyan Zhu|
|Stunts||Pete Antico,Airon Armstrong,Clayton J. Barber,Morgan Benoit,Solomon Brende,Eric Brown,Esteban Cueto,Richard Fike,Ray Goodwin,Ben Jenkin,Michael Lehr,Adam Lytle,Niko Nedyalkov,Daniel Norris,Brett Praed,Shahaub Roudbari,Brett Sheerin,Larnell Stovall,Karl Van Moorsel,Frank Wagoner,Joe Nin Williams,Justin Yu,Pete Antico,Eric Brown,Khalid Ghajji,Lu Junchang,Michael Lehr,Mónica López,David Will No,Karl Van Moorsel,Nicholas Verdi,Justin Yu|
|Camera and Electrical Department||Wendell Adkins,Jesse Beaird,Brian Boyll,Kyle Buff,Chris Cogan,Mike Dittiacur,Brian Douglas,Christopher Ryan Evans,John Holmes,David Jarred,Jordan C. Kadovitz,Ryan Keeper,Thomas Matheis,Daniel Page McDonough,Urban Olsson,Mathias Peralta,Paul Postal,Kyle Pugsley,Josh Quiros,Eric Ransbottom,Chris Salamone,Michael Salamone,Donnie Schneider,Corey Skipper,Rick Stern,Sean Sweetman,Briget Wolfe,John Rex Woodward,Daniel Wurschl|
|Animation Department||Onur Can Cayli|
|Casting Department||Angela Boehm,Jacqueline Gallagher,Scotty Gelt,Dawn Hyde,Kristina Randjelovic|
|Costume and Wardrobe Department||Rebecca DeNoewer,Maggie Dick,Andrea Monroe,Rodney Williamson,Karen Young|
|Editorial Department||Marcel Da Costa,Lucy Donaldson,Evgeniya Lapteva,Brooks Larsen,Kurt Nishimura,Sebastian Perez-Burchard|
|Location Management||Jenny Armstrong,Dylan Bartolovich,Chris Petro II,Brandon Tylka,Michael Wendt|
|Music Department||Chris Hackman,Steven A. Saltzman,Ashley Waldron,Ben Zarai|
|Script and Continuity Department||Jan McWilliams|
|Transportation Department||Jimmy Gibbons,Stanley Lewandowski,Joe Lukcso,Debby Reith|
|Additional Crew||Charlotte Abrahams,Robert Abramoff,Andrew P. Aguilar,Vanessa Capella,Dave Compton,Christelle Conan,John Craighead,Tony Evanovich,Robert ‘Rock’ Galotti,Andres Garcia,Michael J. Harker,Tamara Henderson,Daniel M. Henterly,Adam Hicks,Mick R. Jones,David Klingerman,Brian Kovach,Jerry Lambert,Daniel Lamont,Bryan Larason,Des Matelske,Johanna McGinley,Troy James Miller,Brett Pearson,Kelley Petrisi,Daniel Rbibo,Derrick Rodgers,Sarina Ruff,Meghan Russell,Kenny Savoca,Kayse Schmucker,Sam Stahnke,Danielle Strobel,Charlize Toratani,Ming Wang,Shawn Yerian|
|Thanks||Ryan Anschutz,Sebastien Aussal,Hanley Baxter,Kent Burningham,Stephen R. Campanella,Ethan Emmett,Leslee Emmett,Thea Emmett,Monique Green,Paul W. Hazen,Amy Jane,Nathan Klingher,Carsten Kurpanek,Anita Levian,Brianna Matthews,Patrick Ragen,Shari Robertson,Michael Schenkman,Dan Smith,Doni Stahl,Laura Voros,Ryan Winterstern|
|Genres||Action, Crime, Thriller|
|Companies||Highland Film Group (HFG), Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films (EFO Films), Diamond Film Productions|
|Languages||English, Chinese, German|
|Keywords||sequel,third part,los angeles california,mansfield ohio,no opening credits|