DVD - 2016
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In the south of Laos, an American volunteer doctor becomes a fugitive after he intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When the assailant's body is pulled from the Mekong River, things quickly spiral out of control.
Publisher: Plano, TX : Well Go USA, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Aug 21, 2017

Half way through this I thought " hey, a little hidden gem"...then as it got towards the final third I wondered how it would end....it did end, and without a bang but a whimper...totally made the entire film a " so what" type of movie...made for TV type...a barely ok time waster...surpisingly the acting was quite good so that helped, just wished I got a bang for my buck.

Apr 15, 2017

Uninteresting movie. The locations of Thailand and Laos were probably the best part of the movie.

Sep 03, 2016

Similar to "No Escape 2015," an American expat in Laos found himself in a desperate situation and instinctively went on the lam to take his chances in friendlier Thailand. Amidst authentic sights & sounds of Thailand, Mekong River and Cambodia, the fugitive run was an ordinary laying low and keep moving affair until the final twist that depicted what a do-gooder volunteer doctor would likely do. Critics: 6/10 IMDb, 82% Rotten Tomatoes.


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Sep 03, 2016

-Oh, sorry. We good? That's assuming my feet are cleaner than my shoes.
I'm a millionaire. So, you know... It's not hard to be one here.
-No, it's not. You're poor when you're a millionaire.
I don't have a choice. I'll take my chances. And if I get stopped at the airport, the US Embassy will... get involved, and I will face the consequences there... but one thing I can not do is be caught here.
How much time do I have?
-Before you're extradited? Everything has to be cleared and vetted by the courts here. It varies. I don't know. Six months, maybe? It could be a year.
It's complicated. John, you have to understand, in a situation like this... with a foreigner, a politician's son... the police are under enormous pressure... to find the guilty party. It's a miscarriage of justice, but there's nothing you can do. It's not something you can change...

Sep 03, 2016

Some of the places:

I'd like one ticket to Ban Nakasang. How long's the bus ride? ... 12 hours. Wow.
You working with NGO in Xiangkhoung.
-Yes. I'm working for an NGO up north. I'm a doctor.
When's the next bus heading north?
-Where you go?
I go to Vientiane.
-Vientiane? Leave in 20 minutes.
I don't know what happened down there, John.
-Please tell me you don't believe...
This has nothing to do with what I believe...
-Ticket to Laos.
There's no record of you entering Thailand... at any of the airports or landcrossings... and you were caught crossing the Mekong illegally.


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