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Escape Under Pressure (2000)

Under Pressure (original title)
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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Chloe Spencer
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Elgin Bates
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Crowley
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Nikos Gavras
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Sub Commander
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Otto
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Rupp (as Michael Rodgers)
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Carl
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Deaf Girl
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Greek Hotel Clerk
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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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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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25 February 2000 (South Africa)  »

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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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We've seen this before.
1 September 2001 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

Fairly unoriginal. Were there anything that hadn't been done dozens of times in this movie it might be worth watching.

The only real credit I can give it is Larissa Miller. A reasonable actress but a rare example of a HEALTHY looking woman with a decent female musculature in contrast to the common waifs we see.

I agree with the comments that say "watch it at 3am when you're bored and have had a few beers".


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