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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.

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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Break Out Before It Breaks You. 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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Trivia

One of two feature films shot in South Australia in 2019 and first released in 2020 that featured a break out as the movie's central narrative story element. The pictures are 'Never Too Late (2020) and 'Escape from Pretoria' (2020) where the central characters plan, plot and execute escapes from a nursing home and prison facility respectively. Both pictures screened as part of a two film pop-up event held by the Adelaide Film Festival in July 2020. 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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Brilliantly jail break thriller!
2 April 2020 | by chethanibalasuriyaSee all my reviews

Outstanding performance by Our boy Daniel Radcliff. I truly enjoyed the movie. Sometimes i felt myself also a living being there. It's delightful to hear that this movie Based on the real-life prison break. Thriller ! Thriller ! Thriller !


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UK | Australia | USA | South Africa

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,431,995
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2.39 : 1
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