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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
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

The film was shot during the 40th anniversary year of the actual escape. 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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im not that easy tensed, but this touched a string of nerve
5 March 2020 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

Its a dramathriller from true life, the apharteid era of south africa, anc and white political supporters, going to prison for equal rights. while there theyre fed up with the prison system and tries to make a way to escape. how and when its done i shall not spoil.

but if your in for a session of silverscreen watching, accompanied with a lot of stretching, hyperventilating, stress and a whole lot of sweat then youre in for it in this flick. the acting are good, the filmographic efforts combined with excellent light and soundwork, together with a serious set of score make it all even better.

why not 10, well i think the makers portrays the prisoners environment a bit smoother and humane than it was in the true life, and i think the introduction to the maincast is a bit slow and weak. so its not a perfect film, even though the grumpy old man had a good time.a recommend.


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