Brokedown Palace (1999)

Brokedown Palace
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Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Actors: Bill Pullman, Lou Diamond Phillips, Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, John Doe, Daniel Lapaine, Jacqueline Kim, Aimee Graham, Henry O, Tom Amandes, De Cadenet, Amanda, Kay Tong Lim, Bahni Turpin

Alice and Darlene, best friends, decide to take a trip to Thailand to celebrate high-school graduation. While there, they are befriended by charming Australian rogue Nick Parks. Nick convinces them to take a weekend side trip to Hong Kong, but at the airport, they are busted for smuggling drugs. They are convicted in a show trial and sentenced to 33 years; in desperation, they contact Yankee Hank, an American lawyer based in Thailand who has been reported to be helpful if you've got the cash.

Status: Normal
Run time: 137mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 16:9 Enhanced

Member Reviews (8)

Janette M.
Thoroughly enjoyed this one. I was totally gripped by the credible storyline and the excellent performances - I kept thinking about it for days afterwards.
Posted Monday, 15 March 2010 See my other reviews
Norm W.
At first I thought that this story had to be based on a real life event, thats how drawn into it I felt.. both girls gave a very moving & real performance which made the viewer connect with empathy to the experience they were going through. Excellent movie.
Posted Tuesday, 27 May 2008 See my other reviews
Sue K.
will make sure you dont think about ever being involved with drugs.this is true life and moves along and entertains at the same time
Posted Tuesday, 26 February 2008 See my other reviews
Vincy S.
Posted Monday, 25 February 2008 See my other reviews
Brad W.
I had no idea a movie could move me so. I was enjoying the storyline, but it had techniques that caught me off guard - I was pulled into empathy; understanding how it would be to experience such things that these characters endure. I found it to be emotionally captivating on levels that few movies ever reach.
Posted Sunday, 6 November 2005 See my other reviews
Lee Edmundson
Great movie, very topical at the moment with the Corby case. Brilliant soundtrack too.
Posted Wednesday, 27 July 2005 See my other reviews
Shelagh Short
Sad but genuine story about two naive American girls sent to jail in Bangkok for drug smuggling.
Posted Monday, 27 September 2004 See my other reviews
Posted Thursday, 29 April 2004 See my other reviews