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PG-13| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Telling their parents they're going to Hawaii, recent high school grads Alice (Claire Danes) and Darlene (Kate Beckinsale) instead travel to Thailand, thinking their money will go farther. There they meet Nick, a charming Aussie who sells them on the idea of traveling to Hong Kong with him. But things go awry at the airport when the girls are caught smuggling illegal substances in their luggage. Having been duped by Nick, the girls are sentenced to 33 years in a Thai prison.

Cast: Claire Danes , Kate Beckinsale , Bill Pullman , Jacqueline Kim , Lou Diamond Phillips , Daniel Lapaine , Tom Amandes , Aimee Graham

Director: Jonathan Kaplan

Genres: Drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Brokedown Palace (1999)

Release Date: August 13th, 1999|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • 50
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    The specifics of their predicament are well handled -- being thrown in a Third World prison may be every tourist's nightmare -- even if the movie eventually goes soft and squishy. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The heart of the film is in the performances of Danes and Beckinsale after they're sent to prison. show more

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    Barbara Shulgasser Chicago Tribune

    The movie, directed by veteran Jonathan Kaplan, has enough in common with such American-in-foreign-jail movies as "Midnight Express" and the recent "Return to Paradise" to make you wonder why it ever got made. show more

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