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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
Ratidzo Mambo ... Daphne
Stephen Hunter ... Peter Jenkin
Jeanette Cronin ... Mary Jenkin
Adam Tuominen ... Jeremy Cronin
Adam Ovadia ... Van Zadelhoff
Paul Harvey ... Prison Warden
David Wilson ... Political Prisoner
Martin Ayles ... Prison Guard (credit only)
Lenny Firth ... Vermellen
PJ Oaten ... David Rabkin
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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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Survival is key. Freedom is victory. See more »

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

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape from Pretoria See more »

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$12,808
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A close cousin of Tim Jenkin - who grew up with Tim in Cape Town ('as close as a sister') - married, moved away, and then lost touch for decades. Whilst looking for locations to film at in Adelaide, Australia, in late 2018, director Francis Annan and producer Mark Blaney 'bumped into' a couple from South Africa ... the wife being Tim's second cousin, and her mother, Tim's long-lost cousin from Cape Town. They appear as extras in the film. 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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