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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
Ratidzo Mambo ... Daphne
Jeanette Cronin ... Mary Jenkin
Adam Tuominen ... Jeremy Cronin
Grant Piro ... Captain Schnepel
Adam Ovadia ... Van Zadelhoff
David Wilson ... Political Prisoner
Paul Harvey ... Prison Warden
PJ Oaten ... David Rabkin
Lenny Firth ... Vermellen
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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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Actor Ian Hart replaced actor Sam Neill in the role of Denis Goldberg. Neill was originally cast in the role in May 2017 which garnered much publicity. Neill previously starred in the South Australian Film Corporation's production of 'Robbery Under Arms' (1985). See more »

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Denis Goldberg: Don't run away, stay and fight!
Tim Jenkin: [holds up a key] This is how we fight!
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Good tension but lacks background story
6 March 2020 | by metalgear800See all my reviews

Two men get jailed for standing up for equality. What follows is obviously them trying to find a way of getting out although I feel one of two main protagonists is more of a sidekick. There are exiting moments wich make it a fine movie but the background story lacks. I never found out why this equality battle is so important for them which makes it somewhat random. My guess is the viewer is expected to already believe apartheid is abnormal but back in the day it WAS normal in South Africa. Good fun, but no classic.


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