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Brokedown Palace -- Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand.
Brokedown Palace -- Hank, Alice's attorney, has her call home so he can get paid.
Brokedown Palace -- Darlene is tricked into signing a statement she believes is her testimony of what really happened.
Brokedown Palace -- Before boarding a plane the girls are stopped by the Thai police.
Brokedown Palace -- Alice sacrifices her freedom in order to have her friend Darlene freed.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Adam Fields (story) &
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Release Date:
13 August 1999 (USA) See more »
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What is your dream? How far would you go? Who could you trust? See more »
Plot:
Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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
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Paul Walker ... Jason (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jonathan Kaplan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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)
 
Stunts
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
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
 
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
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)
 
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)
 
Thanks
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
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100 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
'Yankee' Hank Green:I scheduled the hearing for the Burmese.
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Soundtrack:
Fingers (Original Mix)See more »

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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Worth my cash., 5 June 2004
Author: TheBabblingFool from Middletown MD, USA

I saw this film at a store in the cheap section. I actually vividly remembered seeing the commercials and trailer for it years ago. I thought "What the hey' and bought it, basically because the plot sounded interesting and Claire Danes has always been someone of talent in my eyes (this was also before I became a huge Kate Beckinsale fan).

So it's about two girls who sneak off to a vacation in Bangkok, get busted for narcotics (which they are innocent of) and then are sent to a Thailand prison. The film follows what will happen to them and at times questions their innocence.

Both Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale give great performances, and the plot of this film wraps itself up unconventionally, and raises some nice moral discussion questions.

I think this is a solid good film, but there could have been some improvements. It could have been longer...it would've helped to solidify these characters and more insight into the politics of Thailand's justice system would've helped.

Nevertheless, other than that, it's a good film with some great performances.

P.S. For all you pop-culture junkies be on the lookout for a two-minute role by Paul Walker. I didn't even notice him the first time I saw the film.

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