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Brokedown Palace (1999)

Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand.

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Prisoner Shub (as Intira Jaroenpura)
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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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They were willing to go anywhere for the perfect summer. Until stranger changed everything See more »


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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)  »

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Two Girls  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$10,114,315 (USA) (22 October 1999)
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Filmed in the Philippines due to the unfavorable portrayal of Thailand. This involved converting a mental institute to the prison and changing street signs from English to Thai. See more »

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When the girls are being escorted out of the airport, you can see a large crowd of people behind a waiting line rope. These are most likely local residents who clamored to get a glimpse of the movie while being filmed as all of them are clearly watching the scenario as it unfolds. See more »

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[first lines]
'Yankee' Hank Green: I scheduled the hearing for the Burmese.
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Featured in HBO First Look: Brokedown Palace (1999) See more »

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Bangkok (Thai Version)
Written by Paul Robb
Performed and Produced by Brother Sun Sister Moon
Mixed by Clif Norrell
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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A Fantastic Move, a Definite Must See For Anyone
8 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brokedown Palace is truly a one of a kind. It's an amazing story, showing two girl's plight for freedom against the Thailand justice system. They soon find themselves placing faith into a system they know nothing about.

Alice Morano (Claire Danes) and Darlene Davis (Kate Beckinsale), are two best friends, strait out of high school. They suddenly change their vacation plans from Hawaii to Thailand, and are immediately captivated by a young man, Nick Parks. He flirts with them both, and suggests that the three of them go to Hong Kong for the weekend.

When the two arrive at the airport, they are immediately searched for drugs. Someone tipped off customs, and in an instant, their life is changed forever. In the mix of the confusion of settling into their new life, they learn about a highly respected lawyer, named Hank Green (Bill Pullman).

An American who knows the Thai justice system, he fights for the girl to be free. But they soon find out, when they leave or go is all up to them.

If you're looking for a great movie that'll stay with you for years - Brokedown Palace is definitely the way to go.


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