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Series cast summary:
...  Katrina Stanton 3 episodes, 1989
...  Hal Stanton 3 episodes, 1989
...  Richard Carlisle 3 episodes, 1989
Joy Smithers ...  Mandy Engels 3 episodes, 1989
...  James Stanton 3 episodes, 1989
...  Catherine Faulkner 3 episodes, 1989
Jerome Ehlers ...  Arkie Ragan 3 episodes, 1989
...  Billy Engels 3 episodes, 1989
Gerda Nicolson ...  Lady Faulkner 3 episodes, 1989
...  Kang ('Pretty Warder') 3 episodes, 1989
...  Detective King 3 episodes, 1989
Tan Chandraviroj ...  Major Sara 3 episodes, 1989
...  Astra 3 episodes, 1989
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The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a photographer. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage through Thai customs for Arkie, only for the police to find drugs in his bag. Kat is sentenced to spend time in the horrific "Bangkok Hilton" prison, where she makes friends with fellow inmate Mandy Engels (Smithers), who has been sentenced to death. Whilst she endures the terrible conditions inside, Kat's lawyer Richard Carlisle (Weaving) and ex-patriot Hal Stanton (Elliott) battle with the authorities to have her freed. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Written by Janis Joplin, Michael McClure and Bob Neuwirth
Sung by Mandy and later by her cell-mates
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Bloody Fantastic
3 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

I waited so long to see this mini-series because first time it aired in Australia I was unable to watch it. I was not disappointed at all, everything I thought it would be it was. This is undoubtedly Nicole Kidman's best performance ever. I could do nothing but highly recommend this to anyone.


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