An escapist comedy form the director of "The Full Monty"
Small-time crook Jimmy Hands (James Nesbitt) fears his luck may have run out. After a botched bank robbery, Jimmy finds himself in prison with a 12 year sentence. But Jimmy's fortunes turn when the warden (Christopher Plummer), an amateur playwright, asks Jimmy to recruit prisoners to act in a musical that he's written and plans to stage in the prison's chapel. Realizing that the chapel offers the perfect escape route, Jimmy throws himself into the job. But Jimmy's plan is threatened when the warden casts Jimmy as the leading man opposite the prison's beautiful psychologist (Olivia Williams, The Sixth Sense). Now Jimmy and the cast run the risk of being caught in both the stage's spotlights and the prison's searchlights.