Rent Escape from Pretoria (2020)

3.5 of 5 from 132 ratings
1h 42min
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Synopsis:
"Escape from Pretoria" is a super tense prison break thriller. Daniel Radcliffe stars as Tim Jenkin, a real-life ANC activist who was branded a terrorist - and imprisoned - in Africa's maximum-security Pretoria prison in the late 1970s during Apartheid. Along with two fellow freedom fighters, played by Daniel Webber and Mark Leonard Winter, Tim attempted a complex and daring escape 18 months into his incarceration using handcrafted wooden keys. 'Escape from Pretoria' also stars, Ian Hart as Denis Goldberg.
Actors:
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Directors:
Francis Annan
Producers:
David Barron, Mark Blaney, Gary Hamilton, Michelle Krumm, Jackie Sheppard
Writers:
Francis Annan, L.H. Adams, Tim Jenkin, Karol Griffiths
Studio:
Signature Entertainment
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/02/2022
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Cast Interviews
  • Director Interview
  • Meet Tim Jenkin
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/02/2022
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Cast Interviews
  • Director Interview
  • Meet Tim Jenkin

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Reviews (1) of Escape from Pretoria

Ok Prison Drama - Escape from Pretoria review by GI

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18/04/2022

An interesting, entertaining if fairly routine prison escape drama based on a true story. Daniel Radcliffe stars as Tim Jenkin, who along with a friend, are arrested after detonating a series of 'leaflet' bombs (these basically just blow lots of leaflets into the air) as part of an ANC campaign in late 1970s South Africa. Given harsh prison sentences they meet up with other political prisoners and clever Tim spots that the doors are all controlled by well worn locks and keys and he cleverly manages to replicate them in wood. The film has all the usual tense scenes of the escapees tiptoeing around avoiding the patrolling nighttime guards but unfortunately this tension is watered down by the very title of the film as we know what the end result is. But that aside this is a competently told and well acted drama that is worth checking out.

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