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Brokedown Palace -- Two girls who just finished high school take a trip to Thailand where they find themselves arrested for drug smuggling.
Brokedown Palace -- Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand.


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Writers (WGA):
Adam Fields (story) &
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13 August 1999 (USA) See more »
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Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Claire Danes ... Alice Marano

Kate Beckinsale ... Darlene Davis

Bill Pullman ... Hank Greene

Jacqueline Kim ... Yon Greene

Lou Diamond Phillips ... Roy Knox

Daniel Lapaine ... Nick Parks

Tom Amandes ... Doug Davis

Aimee Graham ... Beth Ann Gardener

John Doe ... Bill Marano

Kay Tong Lim ... Chief Detective Jagkrit
Beulah Quo ... Guard Velie
Henry O ... Emissary to Crown

Bahni Turpin ... Jamaican Prisoner

Amanda De Cadenet ... English Prisoner
Inthira Charoenpura ... Prisoner Shub (as Intira Jaroenpura)
Lilia Cuntapay ... Old Prisoner
Somsuda Chotikasupa ... Glasses Guard

Maya Goodwin ... Mary (as Maya Elise Goodwin)

Chad Todhunter ... Ferg
Lori Lethin ... Lori Davis
Hayley Palmer ... Heidi Davis
Rhency Padilla ... Pool Boy
Victor Neri ... Bellhop
Ermie Concepcion ... Paku (as Ermie M. Concepcion)
Nopachai Israngkur na Ayudhya ... Cabbie #1
Ayutthaya A. Payakkapong ... Cabbie #2
Seng Kawee ... Shouting Soldier (as Kawee Sirikhanaerut)

Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Sgt. Choy

Val Victa ... Lt. Tung (as Mario Valentino Victa)
Joonee Gamboa ... Attorney Montree
Phikun M. Sabino ... Guard Sorhirun
Toun Tolentino ... Old Dorm Guard
Tawewan Promgontha ... Young Dorm Guard
Sawan Edo ... Guard Sawalee
Sudarat L. Gaoat ... Guard Mangman
Tawatchai Teeranusoon ... Thai Judge #1
M. Tom Visvachat ... Thai Judge #2
Anthony Carney ... Doug's Translator (as Tony Carney)
Pichada de Jesus ... Darlene's Translator
Sutagorn Jaiman ... Prosecutor
Pathompong Supalert ... Defense Attorney
Achavasak Phitak ... Officer Deesom
Songkran Somboon ... Officer Changjarung

Harry Northup ... Leon Smith (as Harry E. Northup)
Johnny Ray McGhee ... DEA Agent
Phanom Promguntha ... Customs Supervisor
Jake de Asis ... Royal Thai Guard
Olympio D. Franco ... Sick Prisoner
Ronnie Lazaro ... Security
Parinya Pattamadilok ... Shop Owner
Yuthana Kaewdaeng ... Thai Vendor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Espérance Pham Thai Lan ... Shub, woman (uncredited)

Paul Walker ... Jason (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Kaplan 
Writing credits
Adam Fields (story) &
David Arata (story)

David Arata (screenplay)

Produced by
Adam Fields .... producer
A. Kitman Ho .... executive producer
Lope V. Juban Jr. .... producer: Philippines
Original Music by
David Newman 
Cinematography by
Newton Thomas Sigel 
Film Editing by
Curtiss Clayton 
Don Zimmerman (uncredited)
Casting by
Julie Selzer 
Production Design by
James William Newport  (as James Newport)
Art Direction by
Roy Lachica 
Neil Lamont 
Set Decoration by
Peter Walpole 
William Kemper Wright 
Costume Design by
April Ferry 
Makeup Department
Felicity Bowring .... makeup department head
Jane Galli .... makeup artist: Los Angeles
Petra Schaumann .... hair stylist
Suzanne Stokes-Munton .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Thomas Hayslip .... unit production manager
A. Kitman Ho .... unit production manager
Helen Pollak .... production manager: L.A. unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ada Bautista .... trainee assistant director
Phil Hardage .... second assistant director (as Philip Hardage)
Bruce Meade .... second unit director
Caloy Medina .... second assistant director: Philippines
Liz Ryan .... first assistant director
Arturo Soquerata .... first assistant director: Philippines (as Arturo 'Boy' Soquerata)
Art Department
Roger Bowles .... set designer
Guillaume DeLouche .... on-set dresser
Daniel Fernández .... set designer
Peter Francis .... set designer
Andy Friend .... storyboard artist
Tony Graysmark .... construction manager
Peg McClellan .... illustrator
Arthur Shippee .... property master
Oliver Dear .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Paul Apted .... assistant sound editor
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Sandy Berman .... sound designer
Sandy Berman .... supervising sound editor
James Bolt .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jim Bolt)
David Burk .... assistant sound editor
Ted Caplan .... foley editor
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Blake R. Cornett .... first assistant sound editor
Susan Dawes .... dialogue editor (as Susan Shackelford)
Sean Garnhart .... sound effects editor
Steven Gerrior .... assistant sound editor
Meredith Gold .... first assistant sound editor
Tim Gomillion .... sound recordist
Jerelyn J. Harding .... adr supervisor
Dave Kulczycki .... dialogue editor (as David Kulczycki)
John A. Larsen .... supervising sound editor
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Kelly Mahan-Jaramillo .... apprentice sound editor (as Kelly Mahan Jaramillo)
Chuck Michael .... sound effects editor
John Midgley .... production sound mixer
Andy Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Pappas .... foley supervisor
Donald Sylvester .... adr editor
Jon Vogl .... foley recordist
Jay Wilkinson .... sound effects editor
John Lajvort .... sound editorial engineer (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Danilo Dominguez .... special effects
Sonny Intal .... special effects
Manny Macapagal .... special effects
Lee McConnell .... special effects foreman: Los Angeles (as Lee Alan McConnell)
Tons Munoz .... special effects
Eric Rylander .... special effects coordinator: Los Angeles
Ed Sto. Domingo .... special effects (as Edgardo Sto. Domingo)
Visual Effects by
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... digital effects producer: Digital Filmworks
Patrick Clancey .... supervising compositor: The Post Group
Syd Dutton .... visual effects: Illusion Arts
Barbara Genicoff .... visual effects coordinator: The Post Group
Erik Henry .... visual effects supervisor
Sharon Holly .... visual effects producer
Chris Holmes .... digital compositor
Christopher Leone .... lead 2D artist: Digital Filmworks
Kelvin McIlwain .... matte artist: Illusion Arts
Peter W. Moyer .... digital effects supervisor: Digital FilmWorks
Marco S. Paolini .... lead 2D artist: Digital Filmworks (as Marco Paolini)
Alison Rein .... production manager: Digital Filmworks
Bill Taylor .... visual effects: Illusion Arts
Rich Thorne .... visual effects supervisor
Mike Wassel .... matte artist: Illusion Arts (as Mike Wassel)
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunt double: Claire Danes
George Cheung .... stunts
Kerrie Cullen .... stunt coordinator
Tim A. Davison .... stunt coordinator
Anita Hart .... stunts
Kendel McMurray .... stunts
Renato Morado .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik L. Brown .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Frank Connor .... still photographer
Bob Gorelick .... Steadicam operator
Mauriece Jacks Jr. .... video assist operator
Jimmy E. Jensen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lonnie Leslie .... dolly grip
Scott McGowan .... grip: Los Angeles
David L. Merrill .... key grip
Stephen Thorp .... rigging gaffer: United States
Clay Valenti .... assistant camera
William D. Wynn .... dolly grip
Tim Scannell .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Ricky Araneta .... casting: Philippines
Lauris Freeman .... casting associate
Patricia Pao .... casting: Asia
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Berwick .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
David Bernstein .... colorist: high definition mastering
Gena Bleier .... first assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Dale Caldwell .... color timer
Amy E. Duddleston .... additional editor
Glenn Farr .... additional editor
Scott Hill .... first assistant editor
Heather Hughes .... assistant editor
Jessica Landaw .... assistant editor
Dan Zimmerman .... assistant film editor
Dean Zimmerman .... assistant editor
Location Management
Jane Aguirre .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Bob Beecher .... assistant music editor
Jeff Carson .... music editor
Jeff Carson .... music supervisor
Sandy DeCrescent .... scoring contractor
Steven Gizicki .... soundtrack executive
Daniel Hamuy .... orchestrator
Alexander Janko .... orchestrator (as Xandy Janko)
Hummie Mann .... composer: additional music, fight scene
David Newman .... conductor
Krystyna Newman .... music scoring consultant
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
Dennis Sager .... scoring engineer
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Amanda Scheer-Demme .... music supervisor
Ron Shaffer .... music soundtrack mixer
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Tom Villano .... music editor
Kevin Crehan .... music editor (uncredited)
John Kurlander .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
John Kurlander .... score mixer (uncredited)
Matt Walker .... music executive (uncredited)
Other crew
Joselito Bonus .... animal handler
Renato Dela Torre .... animal caretaker
Benjamin Delina .... animal caretaker
Bonnie Fernimen .... medic: Los Angeles
Anne C. Ford .... production accountant (as Anne Ford)
Marty Frasu .... synthesizer programmer
William Gulliver .... assistant: Mr. Fields
Mary Holliday .... set production assistant: Los Angeles (as Mary E. Holliday)
Anthony E. Kountz .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Oli Laperal Jr. .... equipment coordinator
M.J. Magbanua .... assistant production coordinator (as M.J. Tirol Magbanua)
Dawn Murphy Riley .... production coordinator: Phillipines
Matthew D. Smith .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Michael Thomsen .... assistant: Mr. Fields
Julian Del Valle .... balloon lights (uncredited)
Caleb Arata .... special thanks
Don Zimmerman .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, drug related material and some violent content
100 min
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The film was not a success, failing to make back half of its $25 million budget.See more »
Miscellaneous: 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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21 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Great Movie...powerful message...incredible story!, 11 April 2007
Author: exa56 from Canada

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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