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.

Director:

Francis Annan

Writers:

Francis Annan (screenplay by), L.H. Adams (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Tim Jenkin
Daniel Webber ... Stephen Lee
Ian Hart ... Denis Goldberg
Mark Leonard Winter ... Leonard Fontaine
Nathan Page ... Mongo
Grant Piro ... Schnepel
Lenny Firth ... Vermellen
Lliam Amor ... Kitson
Adam Tuominen ... Jeremy
PJ Oaten ... Rabkin
Ratidzo Mambo ... Daphne
Vuyo Loko Vuyo Loko ... Potluck
Maris J. Caune Maris J. Caune ... Loggie (as Maris J Caune)
Adam Ovadia ... Van Wyk
Rory Walker Rory Walker ... Walter
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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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Plan Your Escape See more »

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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The movie, set in South Africa, was shot in South Australia. Previously, the classic Australian film Breaker Morant (1980), also set in South Africa, had also been shot in South Australia. The prison escape plan and jail break out by the political prisoners seen in 'Escape from Pretoria' (2020) occured in 1979 in both the film and real life. This was the same year as when Breaker Morant (1980) shot in South Australia. See more »

Goofs

When Tim and Leonard exit from hiding in the storage closet, the closet door is left ajar. A few minutes later when Leonard is checking for the guard, a shot of the staircase shows the closet door closed. When Tim and Leonard return to hide, the closet door is ajar again. 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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Referenced in Escape from Pretoria: Cast Interviews (2020) See more »

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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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UK | Australia | USA | South Africa

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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$2,431,995
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