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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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John Spencer
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Elgin Bates
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Crowley
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Nikos Gavras
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Otto
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Rupp (as Michael Rodgers)
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Carl
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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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Mildly entertaining after a few beers.
21 October 2000 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This movie attempts to be a high-tech thriller, like a mix between 'Die Hard' and 'The Poseidon Adventure'. Despite a few familiar faces among the acting staff, production values are way low. Special effects don't look too special, and the acting is sub-standard.

The first half of the film actually looks promising. Not feature film quality by any standard, but mildly entertaining nonetheless. Then things go downhill fast. The bad guy never really seems threatening, and the plot is downright silly.

If watched under normal conditions, you probably will groan to yourself 'oh what godawful trash', but after a few beers, it will make you laugh enough to make the rental price worth it. Whether an action movie should produce such a reaction is debatable.


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