The dramatic chase thriller Breakout is the story of a young mother who must resort to radical measures to protect her children. Breakout is set in the topical and controversial "underground railway" that aids spouses fleeing from abusive and potentially homicidal mates, and explores the paradox between being morally right and legally wrong. In a sensitive portrayl, Jocelyn, a recently divorced mother with little self-reliance who must rise to the challenge of protecting her children from their powerful, and dangerously abusive father, Dennis. However, to the rescue comes taut and tenacious Jim, who guides Jocelyn and her children through an intricate underground world as she embarks on her interstate flight en route to a new life and security. Jeopardy escalates as Jocelyn and her children find themselves pursued not only by the law, but by her vengeful ex-husband and his unscrupulous private investigator. Doug Ladato directs from a screenplay by Lodato, and 2-time Academy Award nominee Chris Noonan, and novelist Suzanne Collins.
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