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)
Lewis Fiander ...
 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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A great miniseries
16 October 2001 | by (www.appallingtrash.com headquarters, Tokyo) – See all my reviews

One of Nicole Kidman's finest roles. 1989's Bangkok Hilton is everything 1999's Brokedown Palace isn't. It's a well-written story with wonderfully crafted characters. Kidman is spot on throughout the film; a very convincing portrayal of a young woman whose life begins and almost ends when she sets off in search of her father. The supporting cast: Denholm Elliot (from the Indiana Jones series) and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) are wonderful in their supporting roles. Highly recommended viewing. 5 stars.


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