The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a... See full summary »
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 Katrina Stanton (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Hal Stanton (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Richard Carlisle (3 episodes, 1989)
Joy Smithers ...
 Mandy Engels (3 episodes, 1989)
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 James Stanton (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Catherine Faulkner (3 episodes, 1989)
Jerome Ehlers ...
 Arkie Ragan (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Billy Engels (3 episodes, 1989)
Gerda Nicolson ...
 Lady Faulkner (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Kang ('Pretty Warder') (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Detective King (3 episodes, 1989)
Tan Chandraviroj ...
 Major Sara (3 episodes, 1989)
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The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a photographer. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage through Thai customs for Arkie, only for the police to find drugs in his bag. Kat is sentenced to spend time in the horrific "Bangkok Hilton" prison, where she makes friends with fellow inmate Mandy Engels (Smithers), who has been sentenced to death. Whilst she endures the terrible conditions inside, Kat's lawyer Richard Carlisle (Weaving) and ex-patriot Hal Stanton (Elliott) battle with the authorities to have her freed. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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References The Day of the Jackal (1973) See more »

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Written by Janis Joplin, Michael McClure and Bob Neuwirth
Sung by Mandy and later by her cell-mates
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have to see
19 December 2004 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

You have to see this movie! As it was said in the other comment, the story is very exciting and the play of the actors is just super! I was, however, very surprised to see there was only one comment on this movie! Haven't you seen this? I can guarantee that after seeing this one you will definitely want to stay our of jail and away from Thailand. Trust my word! The story is very beautiful and there's no way to tell for sure how it will end (if you haven't seen it before). If you like adventure and close to truth stories then this one is for you. Can suggest you also to see "If tomorrow comes" with Tom Berenger and "Shawshank redemption"!! Just marvelous!


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