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Escape: Human Cargo (1998)

An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape.

Director:

Simon Wincer

Writers:

John McDonald (book), Clyde Burleson (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Treat Williams ... John McDonald
Stephen Lang ... Dennis McNatt
Sasson Gabai ... Suliman Nasir Rasi
Ze'ev Revach ... Sheik Abdulla Fazza
Lawrence Dane ... Pinder
Rinan Haim Rinan Haim ... Silent Sam
Uri Gavriel ... Khalid (as Uri Gabriel)
Janet-Laine Green ... Pat
Brandon Bone Brandon Bone ... Greg
Kristen Bone Kristen Bone ... Marilyn
Brent Bone Brent Bone ... Gil
Elva Mai Hoover ... State Department Woman
Patrick Galligan Patrick Galligan ... Bruce Baines
Imad Gibrin Imad Gibrin ... Hotel Porter
Jack Adalist Jack Adalist ... Jamison
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An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape.

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Baseret på virkelige hændelser![Denmark] Seperated from his country and family, John McDonald has one purpose... Getting Home.

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apodrasi apo to Dhahran See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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A frightening true story!
7 February 2000 | by jessewillisSee all my reviews

I bought this movie based upon the IMDB rating. I wasn't expecting too much but was pleasantly surprised by the original story this film tells. Treat Williams plays a prefab housing engineer who travels to Saudi Arabia in the late 70's to cinch a multi-million dollar deal. But when he arrives he discovers that what he bargained for wasn't actually much of a bargain. His original deal with the Saudi government collapses and he is forced to rely on the good graces of his unreliable but charismatic Arab middle man. As the title implies things don't get much better and Williams and he must try to escape before he ends up under a dune in the desert! If you look at the cover of this video you'd think it was just another action movie. It isn't it, in fact its a very scary and true story of cultural clash and a surprisingly balanced look at the dubious justice system of Saudi courts. Check it out if your a fan of Treat Williams or if you appreciate a reality based story. I'd also recommend "Doomsday Gun" which deals in similar stuff as this.


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