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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)  »

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Two Girls  »

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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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Two girls get caught up in drug smuggling while on holiday.
29 January 2007 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This movie is cold, bare truth. Often we think "oh no, that won't happen to me." But it can. Drug smuggling is big money and often people are unknowingly (or tricked) into doing things for smugglers. The story of these two girls is the story of many young people who like them, only wanted a exotic holiday - which turned into a nightmare. People need to know that these sort of events aren't improbable or exaggerated

  • this IS a major problem in today's society.




I would recommend this movie to mature viewers because of the understanding needed to truly appreciate this movie. It is very emotional and raw. Well worth watching and certainly stays in your memory.


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