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Act of Piracy (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  1988 (South Africa)
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Ted Andrews persuades his ex-wife Sandy to let their children accompany him on a journey on his multi-million dollar yacht to Australia, where he wants to sell it. However after a few days ... See full summary »

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Sandy Andrews
Ray Sharkey ...
Jack Wilcox
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Laura Warner
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Ken Gampu ...
Herb Bunting
Anthony Fridjhon ...
Philip O'Connor
Mathew Stewardson ...
Mark Andrews
Candice Hillebrand ...
Tracey Andrews
Dennis Casey Park ...
Dennis Bryant
Nadia Bilchik ...
Maria
Joe Stewardson ...
Agent Johnson
Brian O'Shaughnessy ...
'Barracuda' Skipper
Gordon Mulholland ...
Captain Jenkins
Melody O'Brian ...
Nadine Andrews
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Ted Andrews persuades his ex-wife Sandy to let their children accompany him on a journey on his multi-million dollar yacht to Australia, where he wants to sell it. However after a few days it turns out that his girlfriend Laura is member of a terroristic organization, who want the boat as an operation base. Only Ted survives their attack and can escape, the children are kept as hostages. Together with his wife, Ted starts an international TV campaign to hunt down the terrorists and free the children. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Act of Piracy - Piraterie auf hoher See  »

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Where Did He Run To
Written, Performed and Produced by Nu Breeze
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Just awful
24 October 2003 | by (Premiere Video) – See all my reviews

I sat through it, turned it off, ejected it, rewound it, and went on about my day as if nothing had happened. A few hours later I'm sitting down to write this review and I can think of absolutely nothing to write. I know I watched it, and stayed awake for the whole thing, but I was so entirely unaffected by this that here, only a few hours later, I've already forgotten everything. Stay away from this for no other reason than it's terrible. Not a single part is remotely interesting. Rating: 5/40


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