Locked Up Abroad, Season 4HDClosed Captioning
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The critically-acclaimed Locked Up Abroad series returns for a new season, taking viewers inside firsthand accounts of kidnapping, imprisonment, and pure terror far from home. Combining revealing personal interviews with dramatic re-enactments, each episode focuses on one extraordinary situation, recounting the brutality, the bravery and, in some cases, the bad decisions that put the traveler in the wrong place at the wrong time.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Real Midnight Express||The Oscar-winning 1978 film "Midnight Express" told the story of 23-year-old college student Billy Hayes-his imprisonment for drug smuggling and his escape from a prison in Istanbul, Turkey. But for legal reasons, neither the film nor the book, authored by Hayes, was completely accurate. Now, Billy tells the full story of being sent to the infamous Turkish Sagmalcilar prison and eventually escaping.||50:07||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSaddam's Iraq||When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990 and a wider war seemed inevitable, Tom Lynch and his fellow contractors working on an oil field in Iraq decided they had to get out while they still could. Tom and a co-worker took off on a perilous journey across the desert to the Syrian border. Running dangerously low on gas and drinking water, they finally spotted signs of what they believed was Syrian habitation. But joy soon turned sour as Iraqi military vehicles tore toward them. The men were driven in convoy to a military complex and handed over to Saddam's secret police force, infamous for torture and brutality. They were taken to a notorious prison in Baghdad and listened to fellow inmates being tortured to death. But their two-month-long nightmare was far from over.||50:16||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTokyo||After Jackie Nichols' fiance dies in a car accident, she flees to Japan to restart her life. Once there, she meets a charming drug mule and agrees to smuggle hashish with him. After four drug-smuggling trips together, their friendship fizzles and Jackie decides to go back home to America... but not before smuggling one last time alone. That's when she gets caught and is sentenced to several years in a country known for having one of the world's strictest prison systems. Struggling to follow the incredibly severe rules - such as prohibitions on interacting with other prisoners and only being able to sit cross-legged or on her knees all day long - she nearly loses her mind. But she changes completely, becomes a model prisoner and is released for good behavior after a year and half.||50:06||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBangkok||Tim Schrader left his life in Australia to work as an English teacher in Bangkok. While he loved teaching, he was struggling financially and agreed to smuggle between 4 and 8 kilos of heroin for $10,000. Caught by Thai customs officers with more than a hundred times the amount of heroin needed to secure a death sentence, he knew he was finished. Serving a life sentence in Bangkok's notorious Bang Kwang Prison, Tim became depressed; he began using heroin and sharing needles with other prisoners. Soon, he discovered he was HIV-positive. But his life changed again when, more than five years after his arrest, Tim received a royal pardon on medical grounds and was free to fly home.||50:06||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSpain||Michael Morey was a music-loving hippie who fell in love with a woman he met in Trinidad. But when he learned he and his girlfriend were expecting a baby, Michael agreed to smuggle cocaine from Ecuador to Europe to earn some extra money. With the drugs taped to his legs and stomach in Quito, Ecuador, Michael sets off the metal detector. Luckily, the guard waves him through. But his good fortune changes upon landing in Madrid. A customs officer inspects his bags and Michael is busted. On top of a nine-year prison sentence, he receives a letter from his girlfriend saying she lost the baby and is leaving him. All hope isn't lost, though, as a new Spanish love and hope for freedom are in sight.||49:57||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPanama||Yellow Labrador Riley gulps down a skewered corncob. Marley, the entertaining Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, eats a few pairs of thong underwear. Pablo, the imposing Bull Mastiff, manages to swallow his entire five-foot leather leash. Branson the Bulldog takes down an amazing 27 pacifiers from his family's triplet boys. When love comes before money, Bonnie the Rottweiler undergoes surgery that costs thousands. And Joe the chocolate Lab eats a very high-priced meal of actual dollar bills.||50:06||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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BEST SHOW EVER!!!!
This is a fantastic show. One of the best non-fiction out there. So happy that ITUNES is carrying it now. Where are the other seasons?
Hands down my favourite television program.
I love that there is finally another season on iTunes, but I would really like to see the second and third seasons. This is good for the moment though!
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- Genre: Nonfiction
- Released: Jun 30, 2010
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