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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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They fought to free a nation. Now they must free themselves. See more »

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

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Trivia

The chisel used at Door 10 in the film is the actual chisel used in the escape. Tim Jenkin had kept it through the years and lent it to the production. 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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Fans of A Man Escaped, Le Trou, Escape from Alcatraz, The Great Escape will love this heart pounding film.
8 March 2020 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

The movie is about anti apartheid prisoners who hatch a plot to break out of a prison during the apartheid era in South Africa. It is heavily influenced by A Man Escaped n Le Trou, especially in terms of sheer minimalism. The acting is good but the lack of stereotyped sadist wardens n cops is missing. As a fan of prison escape films n especially the ones mentioned above, I liked this film.


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Language:

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Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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$176,208
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