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Escape Under Pressure (2000)

Under Pressure (original title)
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A car ferry carrying a valuable artifact is sunk by a group of international thieves.

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Elgin Bates, a billionaire art collector, hires a British sociopath to help him find a priceless, long-lost, storied sculpture. Bates's man unearths the sculpture in Greece, but it's taken from him by Athens customs agents and put on a tourist ship bound for a museum on Lesbos. En route, Bates's hired guns hijack the ship, start a fire fight with soldiers guarding the statue, and prepare to rendezvous with a sub in Bates's hire. On the ship are a scholar and her daredevil husband. She recognizes the statue and grabs it before the sociopath can. With the ship sinking, she and her husband are under figurative and literal pressure to find a way to escape with their lives and the statue. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Between the devil and the deep blue sea lies a fortune worth risking your life for. See more »

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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When John is taking the taxi from the airport to the hotel in Athens, the taxi is a different car when it is driving through the streets of Athens. See more »

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Why, oh why?
13 December 2002 | by (East Lansing, MI) – See all my reviews

This movie is best summarized by a conversation early in the movie between the Rob Lowe character and his wife. He's just told her that the ship is being taken over by terrorists, that the captain has been shot in the head, and that they have to get off the ship. She responds with a monologue about how she just wants a little excitement in her life and he should let her have it. From there it goes downhill.

Oh, and the props department really should have done some more work to make the statue that's so important in this film look like something more than paper mache.


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