John Brennan and his wife Lara were happily married and raising a family when their lives fell apart in the blink of an eye.
Lara has been charged with murder, and despite every effort to prove her innocence, the judge sentences her to an extended prison sentence.
Meanwhile, on the outside, John files multiple appeals while struggling to raise their children and maintain his career.
Lara’s future starts to look especially grim, however, after the final appeal is rejected, and she admits that she’d rather commit suicide than spend the rest of her life behind bars.
Determined to save his wife after the justice system fails her, John seeks the advice of ex-convict Damon Pennington, who staged his own daring prison escape, in order to draw up an airtight plan.
Later, John prepares to put his life on the line for the woman he loves, and sets the plan into motion with the knowledge that one false move could be their last.
Directed by: Paul Haggis
Starring: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson.