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Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand.

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Alice and Darlene, best friends, decide to take a trip to Thailand to celebrate high-school graduation. While there, they are befriended by charming Australian rogue Nick Parks. Nick convinces them to take a weekend side trip to Hong Kong, but at the airport, they are busted for smuggling drugs. They are convicted in a show trial and sentenced to 33 years; in desperation, they contact Yankee Hank, an American lawyer based in Thailand who has been reported to be helpful if you've got the cash. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, drug related material and some violent content | See all certifications »

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13 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Two Girls  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,871,616 (USA) (13 August 1999)

Gross:

$10,114,315 (USA) (22 October 1999)
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In an interview Claire Danes complained about the conditions in the Philippines, heat, humidity, filthy, cockroaches, poor and disabled people. She subsequently was declared "persona non grata" by the Philippine government and barred from entering the country. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
'Yankee' Hank Green: I scheduled the hearing for the Burmese.
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Naxalite
Written by Deeder Saidullah Zaman, Sanjay Gulabbhai Tailor, John Ashok Pandit, Steven Chandra Savale,
Aniruddha Das
Performed by Asian Dub Foundation
Courtesy of London Records
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Great Movie...powerful message...incredible story!
11 April 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie by luck, just because I was going through a phase where I had a new found admiration for Bill Pullman and wanted to see all of his recent movies and thank God I did! This Movie has stuck with me ever since and remain one of my favorites! The story revolves around two girls who embark on a dramatic journey in a foreign country where they'll learn the true meaning of freedom.

Alice and Darlene were just trying to spend a vacation together before going to college but their trip ended up a much more complicated story. The struggle they go through as they are arrested in Thailand and became prisoners is very moving and intense. The acting is amazing, the images extraordinary, the soundtrack is fantastic and so right for the movie and the message transmitted definitely powerful. I actually can't even find the right words to describe how this movie makes me feel every time I watch it. I know some people haven't appreciated as much as me by the rating the movie has but I swear, this one, you have to see!!! I promise it will stick with you!


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