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Brokedown Palace (1999)

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Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand.

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Jonathan Kaplan

Writers:

Adam Fields (story), David Arata (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Alice Marano
Kate Beckinsale ... Darlene Davis
Bill Pullman ... Hank Greene
Jacqueline Kim ... Yon Greene
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Roy Knox
Daniel Lapaine ... Nick Parks
Tom Amandes ... Doug Davis
Aimee Graham ... Beth Ann Gardener
John Doe ... Bill Marano
Kay Tong Lim Kay Tong Lim ... Chief Detective Jagkrit
Beulah Quo Beulah Quo ... Guard Velie
Henry O Henry O ... Emissary to Crown
Bahni Turpin Bahni Turpin ... Jamaican Prisoner
Amanda De Cadenet ... English Prisoner
Inthira Charoenpura Inthira Charoenpura ... Prisoner Shub (as Intira Jaroenpura)
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Storyline

Alice and Darlene, best friends, decide to take a trip to Thailand to celebrate high-school graduation. While there, they are befriended by charming Australian rogue Nick Parks. Nick convinces them to take a weekend side trip to Hong Kong, but at the airport, they are busted for smuggling drugs. They are convicted in a show trial and sentenced to 33 years; in desperation, they contact Yankee Hank, an American lawyer based in Thailand who has been reported to be helpful if you've got the cash. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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What is your dream? How far would you go? Who could you trust? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, drug related material and some violent content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

13 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,871,616, 15 August 1999

Gross USA:

$10,115,013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,115,013
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in the Philippines due to the unfavorable portrayal of Thailand. This involved converting a mental institute to the prison and changing street signs from English to Thai. See more »

Goofs

When the girls are being escorted out of the airport, you can see a large crowd of people behind a waiting line rope. These are most likely local residents who clamored to get a glimpse of the movie while being filmed as all of them are clearly watching the scenario as it unfolds. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
'Yankee' Hank Green: I scheduled the hearing for the Burmese.
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Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: Brokedown Palace (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Policeman Skank (The Story of My Life)
Written by Robin File, Sean McCann, Martin Merchant, Robert Maxfield
Performed by Audioweb
Courtesy of Mother Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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Two girls get caught up in drug smuggling while on holiday.
29 January 2007 | by user-15111See all my reviews

This movie is cold, bare truth. Often we think "oh no, that won't happen to me." But it can. Drug smuggling is big money and often people are unknowingly (or tricked) into doing things for smugglers. The story of these two girls is the story of many young people who like them, only wanted a exotic holiday - which turned into a nightmare. People need to know that these sort of events aren't improbable or exaggerated - this IS a major problem in today's society.

I would recommend this movie to mature viewers because of the understanding needed to truly appreciate this movie. It is very emotional and raw. Well worth watching and certainly stays in your memory.


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