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Jack Branch
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Jamie Valdez
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Lily Levinson
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Steven
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Col. Fuentes
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Lupe
Ernie Fuentes ...
Guard
Rick Garcia ...
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Bert Santos ...
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The true story of Dwight Worker, an American who was caught smuggling drugs in Mexico, and sentenced to fortress-like Lecumberri prison where he endured brutal conditions. With the help of his wife, Barbara, he escaped the prison by disguising himself as a woman. He was the first prisoner to escape Lecumberri since Pancho Villa. Written by Anonymous

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This film kept my interest by the way the imprisoned man changed his destiny and escaped his fate.
6 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie because it is always a great storyline when a person changes his fate and changes his destiny. I love movies involving escaping from a seemingly hopeless situation. The main character, played by Timothy Bottoms, is jailed in a dirty Mexican prison, complete with poor living conditions and crooked guards. The manner in which he escaped kept me on the edge of my seat. I have tried for years to find the movie, and I have written TV station managers across the country in pursuit of the movie. I'm afraid it is lost forever. The "Shawshank Redemption" is a caparable movie. I would love to find this movie on the late show, or even to buy a reel of it.


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