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Deadly Voyage 

When stowaways are found on board a Russian cargo ship, some of the officers and crew decide to dispose of them at sea. The last time they had a stowaway on board, the ship was fined ... See full summary »

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Captain
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Ion
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Vlachos
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Jean-Claude La Marre ...
Albert
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Emmanuel (as Adewale)
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Petr
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Yuri
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Omanza Eugene Shaw ...
Anduse
Henry Nartey ...
Moses
Oscar Provencal ...
Charles
Wakefield Ackuaku ...
Paul
David Dontoh ...
Bob
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When stowaways are found on board a Russian cargo ship, some of the officers and crew decide to dispose of them at sea. The last time they had a stowaway on board, the ship was fined heavily and black marks entered into their records, when he made it off the ship into a foreign port. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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ship | sea | france | ghana | west africa | See All (14) »

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You can hide... but you can't run.

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Drama

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Rated R for graphic violence, strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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15 June 1996 (USA)  »

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The story of Kingsley Ofosu who hails from Ghana, West Africa. See more »

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Searing drama based on a true incident
21 May 2004 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

This searing drama based on a true incident concerns several ambitious African nationals who decide to temporarily leave their families by stowing away on an outbound ship. They think that if they successfully make the voyage they can better their lives by making enough money in New York to send for their families. Unfortunately for them, the ship that they select is a rundown Russian freighter which has already been heavily fined at a previous port for harboring stowaways. The captain and the first mate are determined not to let this happen again as their jobs are on the line. The group of blacks begin their harrowing voyage in the cargo hold and are eventually discovered, forced out of hiding and murdered by the ruthless mate (an outstanding performance by Sean Pertwee.) A few (convincingly terrified leader Omar Epps among them) manage to temporarily escape and are mercilessly pursued through the ship with their lives forfeit if they are caught. Altogether a riveting film which will have audiences biting their nails and gritting their teeth wondering how such dire events could take place in modern civilization.


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