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Poll: They Greatly Escaped and Lived Happily Ever After... or NOT!

Ronald Biggs, legendary British train robber, one perpetrator of “The Heist of the Century”, got caught with his gang, escaped from prison using a homemade rope ladder, underwent plastic surgery in Paris, moved to Australia and finally fled to Rio.

Rendering an anti-tribute to the trite trope "mega criminal escaping to an under-developed country", here follows a list of villains (fictional or not) who tried to avoid justice by skedaddling to more sunny neighborhoods.

In your opinion, which story is the most insanely memorable?

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    The Godfather (1972)

    Michael Corleone, Mafia Boss cop-killer, gets away to Sicily.
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    Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

    Thanos, Universal Mass-Murderer, settles in an idyllic planet
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Wild West outlaws, flee to Bolivia
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    Fast Five (2011)

    Dominic "Dom" Toretto, career criminal, flights to Rio.
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    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Dr. Hannibal Lecter, refined anthropophagus, decamps to the Bahamas
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    A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

    Wanda Gershwitz, diamonds heister, boards a plane to Rio
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    The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996)

    Adolf Eichmann, Holocaust organizer, hides in Argentina
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    Marathon Man (1976)

    Christian Szell, Nazi war criminal, ensconces in South America
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    Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)

    Jim Jones, crazy cult leader, slips away to Guyana
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    The Boys from Brazil (1978)

    Dr. Josef Mengele, Nazi death doctor, breaks lose to Paraguay
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    The Traitor (2019)

    Tommaso Buscetta, Mafia Boss, moves to Brazil
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    Moonraker (1979)

    Sir Hugo Drax, mega genocide, bolts to Rio
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    Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016)

    John McAfee, eccentric software multi-millionaire, relocates to Belize
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    The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

    Dr. Moreau, mad scientist, takes refuge in one Java Sea island
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    Prisoner of Rio (1988)

    Ronald Biggs, legendary train robber, runs away to Rio
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    My Enemy's Enemy (2007)

    Klaus Barbie, Gestapo torturer, "The Butcher of Lyon", holes up in Bolivia
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    Franz Stangl & Gustav Wagner (2010)

    Franz Stangl, extermination camp commander, "ratlines" to Syria
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    Turu the Terrible (1964)

    Deen, Pteranodon weaponizer and natives enslaver, acts up in the Amazon Jungle
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    Buster (1988)

    Buster, train robber, flees to Acapulco, Mexico

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