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Escape: Human Cargo (1998)

An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape.

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John McDonald
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Dennis McNatt
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Suliman Nasir Rasi
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Sheik Abdulla Fazza
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Pinder
Rinan Haim ...
Silent Sam
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Khalid (as Uri Gabriel)
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Pat
Brandon Bone ...
Greg
Kristen Bone ...
Marilyn
Brent Bone ...
Gil
Elva Mai Hoover ...
State Department Woman
Patrick Galligan ...
Bruce Baines
Imad Gibrin ...
Hotel Porter
Jack Adalist ...
Jamison
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An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape.

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Baseret på virkelige hændelser![Denmark] Seperated from his country and family, John McDonald has one purpose... Getting Home.

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Action | Drama

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22 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Apodrasi apo to Dhahran  »

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Pretty good!
2 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband knows how much I like Treat Williams, and found this videotape at a flea market for 2 bucks, and he came home with it and we watched it, and both of us actually really liked it! It was a lot better then I thought it would be.

Drama mixed with a little humor, Treat plays John MacDonald, who goes to Saudi Arabia to get the project-construction deal, and keeps getting let down or ticked off about it while he is there..well, after being there for so long, and things not going the way he planned, he tries to leave, but can't, because of their laws, it is up to the Shiek to let him have his passport back, which he refuses, so after trying again to do right by making this housing project, he gets duped again, and decided with a help of an American friend he met there, they decide to put him in a cargo box to get him home on a plane...

This is based on a true story, and was actually pretty interesting.


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