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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

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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Survival is key. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Second feature film shot in South Australia starring English actor Daniel Radcliffe. His first was 'December Boys' (2007) about thirteen years earlier. In between, Radcliffe has also starred in director Greg McLean's 'Jungle' (2017) which shot in Queensland, Australia See more »

Goofs

What is a black guy doing in an all white prison where Tim was sentenced to. 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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Very Enjoyable Prison Movie.
6 March 2020 | by mickeygreyeyesSee all my reviews

Well as the title of my review says, this was a very enjoyable prison movie. I'm not a Daniel Radcliffe fan, I cannot stand " Harry Potter ", however I really enjoyed his performance in this movie. Very tense at times, the 100 minutes or so run time of this movie passed quickly and my wife and I were very entertained. Reviews of this movie complaining of being an Australian movie are unjustified. This is very much a South African story that just happened to be filmed in Australia. It's a PRISON movie, it could have been filmed on the moon, who cares where it was filmed?. Daniel Webber was also a great co star and I think he is improving in each performance he gives. Heartily recommended.


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Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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$2,431,995
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