An American tourist on vacation in Turkey is hounded by a street vendor into buying a carved head she doesn't want; then she is cast into prison for smuggling an antique.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (teleplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After experiencing several stressful situations within a short time --including the failure of the family business and the loss of her mother-- Janet Broderick becomes ill. Falling into a ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury, Polly Holliday
Jesse (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Meredith, California (a very small town) there was no doctor (only once a week on Wednesdays would a doctor fly in) , so Jesse Maloney (a "Practical Nurse") would take his place for the ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Lee Remick, Scott Wilson, Richard Marcus
Bridge to Silence (TV Movie 1989)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

John and Peg are both deaf and they have a six year old daughter, Lisa. On their way to Peg's parents they have a car accident and John is killed. Peg has a nervous breakdown and Peg's ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Arthur
Stars: Lee Remick, Marlee Matlin, Michael O'Keefe
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An alcoholic marries a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford
Emma's War (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After the start of WW2, a mother takes her children from Sydney to the countryside.

Director: Clytie Jessop
Stars: Lee Remick, Miranda Otto, Mark Lee
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A crafty serial killer plays a game of cat-and-mouse with a harried police detective trying to track him down.

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, George Segal
The Europeans (1979)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

It's the mid-nineteenth century. Adult siblings Felix Young and Eugenia Munster were born and raised in Europe and have a somewhat bohemian lifestyle reflective of their travels throughout ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory
Stars: Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Wesley Addy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Gene LePere
...
Isha
...
Ken Horton
...
Jimmy
...
Charnaud
Suzanne Wouk ...
Nehse
Shanit Keter ...
Lufti
...
Edwin Kant
Christine Burke ...
Bea
Kim Lonsdale ...
Nancy Rust
...
Captain
...
Andrews
...
Customs Chief
Richard Balin ...
Larry
Hildy Brooks ...
Young Woman
Edit

Storyline

An American tourist on vacation in Turkey is hounded by a street vendor into buying a carved head she doesn't want; then she is cast into prison for smuggling an antique.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on book | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Passport to Terror  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on real life events that took place in 1983, depicted in Gene LePere's book Never Pass This Way Again, published in 1988. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

aka Passport to Terror
24 February 2002 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Lee Remick is Gene LePere, an American imprisoned in Turkey accused of smuggling antiquities. Whilst much is made of Remick's blonde hair in a country of dark women, and her fear is believable, she isn't the heroic type, so her repeatedly being told how admirable she is, is unintentionally funny. The teleplay by Rose Leiman Goldemberg based on LePere's book Never Pass This Way Again presents Gene's purchase of the items as by street thug intimidation, as a clue that something bad will come of it, though Gene's experience in prison isn't as horrific as it might have been. It's a pity Goldemberg doesn't give us anything about Gene's previous life in New York, since the narrative begins with Gene on the cruiseliner, since the only family connection she appears to have is an ex-husband. Director Lou Antonio uses the music score of Paul Chihara well, and provides a conversation between Gene and her lawyer Isha (Norma Aleandro) in silhouette. The ending isn't a surprise, particularly when you cast Remick, but at least it's not too easy.


11 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Dark Holiday (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?