Locked Up Abroad: Season 5 (2008)
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Locked Up Abroad: Season 5 (2008)

TV-14 10 Episodes
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TV-14
  50 minutes
Scottish chef Gordon Malloch arrives in Saudi Arabia to start a new life as a catering manager, but quickly finds himself a profitable sideline as a bootlegger. His homemade wine makes him the toast of the ex-pat party scene and when some fellow Europeans offer him a role in a whiskey smuggling operation, he jumps at the chance to expand his operation.
 
TV-14
  50 minutes
Henry Hill, the gangster who inspired the classic movie Goodfellas, reveals the true story of his rise and fall as a drug dealing wiseguy in the New York mob and details of his life not included in Martin Scorsese's film. After becoming a gangster, Henry had it all: money, women and respect. But when he was busted dealing dope against the orders of his boss, he turned from wiseguy into a mafia snitch with a price on his head.
 
TV-14
  50 minutes
British man David Scott meets Cynthia, a Filipino woman, on the internet and a whirlwind romance begins. After a holiday together in the Philippines, she becomes pregnant. But their joy turns to despair when Cynthia's estranged husband uses the Philippines' adultery laws to have them thrown in jail. The couple faces up to 14 years in prison; worse still, under Filipino law, their baby legally belongs to her ex-husband.
 
TV-14
  49 minutes
When Jeremy Khinoo's girlfriend leaves him, taking their daughter, he's plunged into a world where the size of your muscles means everything and steroids are just one way to get there. With a group of guys from the gym, he goes down to Mexico to buy illegal prescription drugs and he pays for them with money he's made himself on his home computer. The first time, he gets away with it. But on his third trip, he gets caught spending his fake cash in a roadside store.
 
TV-14
  50 minutes
A fantasy vacation turns into a seven-year nightmare when Brigene Young is busted for smuggling drugs hidden in her shoes. At only 20 years old, she finds herself facing up to 45 years in prison after being set up for heroin trafficking. She risks her life to cooperate with the Mauritius police in a dangerous and poorly planned sting operation, but when the operation fails, she is thrown back in jail. Terrified and nearly driven to insanity, she struggles to survive the horrid prison conditions.
 
TV-14
  50 minutes
A former soldier must rely on his combat training to survive a violent Spanish prison after being convicted of smuggling 500 kilos of hashish. Chris Chance and his wife, Susan, moved to Spain to follow their life-long dream of opening a martial arts studio, but when they could no longer afford rent, Chris took some desperate measures. Unbeknownst to his wife, he begins smuggling hashish, only to fall into a police ambush.
 
TV-14
  50 minutes
After months of hopeless job searching, Stephen Sutton believed his luck had changed when a businessman offered him $15,000 to transport "gold" from Argentina to Australia. But when the "gold" turns out to be cocaine, Stephen finds himself battling both tuberculosis and hostile inmates as he begins serving an 11-year prison sentence and wondering if he will make it out this nightmare alive.
 
TV-14
  50 minutes
Addicted to cocaine, unable to keep a job and desperate for money, Robert Pringle agrees to smuggle cocaine out of Peru. When Robert has second thoughts and tries to back out of the deal, drug dealers threaten him and his family. Feeling he has no choice but to go through with the operation, he heads to Peru, where he is picked up by the authorities at the airport and thrown in jail. Unable to understand the language, Robert has no idea how long he will be there.
 
TV-14
  50 minutes
18 year old Vivian Carrasquillo from Brooklyn, New York is overweight and desperately wants money for gastric bypass surgery. It seems her prayers are answered when she is offered $20,000 to be a drug mule. The task appears easy when shes assured the Colombian customs officials have been bribed. But things are not as they seem and instead she ends up on a crash diet in a terrifying tropical jail.
 
TV-14
  50 minutes
Faced with an impending manslaughter trial, military veteran Kim Hood needs a break from life. When her girlfriend's cousin, Lisa Taylor, invites her to Thailand on a business trip to procure nail products for her new business, Kim jumps at the opportunity. In Thailand Kim's suspicions are aroused when Lisa becomes highly strung during telephone dealings with her nail product supplier. The true nature of Lisa's trip is finally exposed when the products delivered are not nail supplies but heroin.
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Movie Summary

National Geographic recounts the true stories of people who ended up miles from home, in a foreign land, in a situation beyond their worst nightmares. From travelers who ran afoul of the law and landed themselves behind bars, to explorers who found themselves hostages, Locked Up Abroad tells the extraordinary tales of ordinary people locked up abroad and how they regained their freedom.
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Movie Details

Genres Documentary
Studio Name National Geographic
Release Date 2008
Rating TV-14 About Ratings
Episodes 10 episodes

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