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Escape Under Pressure (2000)
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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
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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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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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Trouble was I was unable to escape.
23 March 2002 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

Why I stayed awake to view this tedious torture of a film was beyond me.

Right off Rob Lowe should have thrown his wife overboard. She was more stupid than stupid and her foolishness at every juncture made you want to shout "leave your husband and get on with the Greek". This was one of the worst films I have ever seen. I regret that I showed my stupidity right through to the end. I could have cut it off. I was hypnotized by the amateurish acting. What a wasted evening. This gets a zero on my meter. Women can't be that stubborn and obnoxious and STUPID. Don't say you haven't been forewarned.


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