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Escape from Pretoria (2020)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 6 March 2020 (USA)
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Based on the real-life prison break of two political captives, Escape From Pretoria is a race-against-time thriller set in the tumultuous apartheid days of South Africa.

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Francis Annan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Tim Jenkin
Ian Hart ... Denis Goldberg
Daniel Webber ... Stephen Lee
Nathan Page ... Mongo
Mark Leonard Winter ... Leonard Fontaine
Stephen Hunter ... Peter Jenkin
Ratidzo Mambo ... Daphne
Adam Tuominen ... Jeremy Cronin
Jeanette Cronin ... Mary Jenkin
Adam Ovadia ... Van Zadelhoff
David Wilson ... Political Prisoner
Paul Harvey ... Prison Warden
PJ Oaten ... David Rabkin
Lenny Firth ... Vermellen
Martin Ayles ... Prison Guard (credit only)
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Based on the real-life prison break of two political captives, Escape From Pretoria is a race-against-time thriller set in the tumultuous apartheid days of South Africa.

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Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some disturbing material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In May 1980 the warden who had been on duty of the night of the escape, Sergeant Vermeulen, was put on trial for aiding in the escape of three prisoners. Stephen Lee, having first written to a newspaper explaining that Vermeulen played no part in the escape, upon request sent a sworn statement to Vermeulen's defence attorney stating his innocence. The combination of this and the many inconsistencies in Vermeulen's forced 'confession' led to his eventual acquittal. See more »

Quotes

Denis Goldberg: Don't run away, stay and fight!
Tim Jenkin: [holds up a key] This is how we fight!
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Great story of tenacity and ingenuity
6 March 2020 | by rickhuckstepSee all my reviews

Very well told story of Tim Jenkins and co escaping the brutal prison regime in Pretoria prison. Daniel Radcliffe is convincing in the lead role.


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