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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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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
Grant Piro ... Captain Schnepel
Ratidzo Mambo ... Daphne
Jeanette Cronin ... Mary Jenkin
Adam Tuominen ... Jeremy Cronin
Adam Ovadia ... Van Zadelhoff
Paul Harvey ... Prison Warden
Lliam Amor ... David Kitson
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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In 1991, the escapees Tim Jenkin, Stephen Lee & Leonard Fontaine, were all pardoned by the then South African president F.W. de Klerk. 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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Escape from Pretoria
21 March 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

Basically, some of these critics haven't a clue. This movie is a must-see; it dramatically illustrates the physical and psychological cruelty orchestrated by the Apartheid regime. Some aspects are subtle and horrifying. My only complaint is we didn't get the backgrounds of several fascinating characters. Of course, in many movies there's simply not enough time. And finally, Daniel Radcliffe and Mark Leonard Winter were mesmerizing expressing the horror of being incarcerated. Go see the film.


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