Locked Up Abroad: Season 6 (2012)
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Locked Up Abroad: Season 6 (2012)

TV-14 15 Episodes
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Episodes:
 
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  48 minutes
A gym friend offers Erik Aude a free trip to Turkey and $800 to bring back leather goods. When the trip goes smoothly, Erik takes a similar trip to Pakistan. But this time, authorities discover opium in the lining of Erik's suitcase -- a crime he didn't know he was committing. With nothing but his pride and innocence to hold on to, Erik endures months of torture and hostile inmates at Pakistan's largest prison, refusing to plead guilty. Erik describes his reaction to the brutal conditions and, i
 
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  48 minutes
Mark Greening has the easy life as a magician in Bali...until he finds out he's going to be a dad. Needing fast cash for his new responsibilities, he smuggles a kilo of hash from Nepal inside pellets he actually swallows -- which proves to be an easy act for this magician to perfect. He's saved more than $80,000 through his scheme and decides to make another (doomed) trip to Nepal. A bad bout of diahhrea means problems swallowing the pellets. He breaks the golden rule to never body-pack hash, an
 
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  48 minutes
Lucy Wright is a nursing student when her life goes from bad to worse to hell. Her boyfriend leaves, she becomes addicted to crack, and the bills keep piling up. To get out of debt, she smuggles cocaine from Argentina back to the U.K. But she's busted in Argentina -- facing 16 to 25 years. She decides her only chance at freedom is escaping to Brazil. She makes a decision to jump bail, become a fugitive from the law and flee across the border. But without a passport, she must cross the old-fashio
 
TV-14
  48 minutes
Looking for adventure, Thomas Hamill takes a job as a civilian truck driver for the U.S. military in war-torn Iraq. When his convoy is attacked and he is taken hostage by insurgents, Thomas knows he could be killed at any moment. Will he find a way to survive captivity and make it home alive?
 
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  48 minutes
Dwight Worker decides to smuggle cocaine to America, concealed under a phony shoulder cast. But when he's busted in Mexico City and sent to the notorious 'Black Palace' prison, his life becomes a living hell. After fighting off a gang of rapists, a near fatal stabbing in the stomach and a stint in the psychiatric ward, he vows to get out or die trying. Falling in love with a visitor gives him the opportunity he's been waiting for, and on his wedding day, he makes an audacious attempt to escape w
 
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  48 minutes
American mother Ruthie Lambert turns to drug trafficking to help make ends meet. She makes numerous successful trips smuggling cocaine out of Peru, until she is finally caught and locked up in a tough South American prison. Here Ruthie tragically discovers she has incurable cancer, and flees the country in a desperate attempt to see her family before she dies.
 
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  48 minutes
British gay nurse Stephen Comiskey has had a difficult year. He's come out about his sexuality and left his wife and children. Needing to support his ex-wife and kids and get himself out of the red, he takes a well-paid nursing job in Saudi Arabia. When he discovers that homosexuality is punishable by death, he decides to be celibate. However, his resolve weakens when he sees that there is a thriving gay scene there. He embarks on a series of affairs and thinks he can get away with it until one
 
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  48 minutes
Erez Eltawil and Reini Weigel are among eight backpackers who are snatched by guerrillas during a trek in remote northern Colombia. As weeks turn to months with no sign of release, the hostages become increasingly desperate and the group splits - each faction adopting a different survival strategy: cooperation with the kidnappers versus outright resistance. Both groups push their tactics to the limit: A defiant escape attempt is met with brutal retribution and the plan to cooperate leads to a co
 
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  48 minutes
Jayne Blaydon thought she had landed a dream job when she accepted an offer to teach lap dancing in a Caribbean nightclub. But soon after arriving in Guyana, she and her husband David were forced at gunpoint to smuggle multiple kilos of liquid cocaine back to England. They successfully get through two customs points before being arrested in Guadeloupe. Locked up in prison, David suffers physical attacks and is crippled before he and Jayne are finally released after almost two years.
 
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  48 minutes
Latif Yahia is fighting in the Iran-Iraq War when he is summoned to the Palace. Latif claims Saddam Hussein's son Uday demanded Latif become his body double. Latif is almost an exact physical match for Uday. He doesn't want the role, but Uday has him thrown in prison until Latif accepts he has no choice but to do as he is commanded. He severs all ties with family, friends and his previous identity, and is trained to behave exactly like his new master. While the position has its perks, Latif has
 
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  44 minutes
Scott Campbell can't wait to go traveling in China with his estranged father Lockie, and then he finds out his dad is secretly planning to smuggle 20 kilos of cannabis. When they're arrested, dad Lockie is jailed but Scott is released with a bag containing some of the undiscovered cannabis. Incredibly, Scott risks all by continuing the smuggling mission to Tokyo in order to raise money to pay for his father's lawyer.
 
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  44 minutes
Jobless Duane Wollum needs money to maintain his party life style and support his daughter. The lure of easy cash leads him to smuggle cocaine from Nicaragua into the US. At the airport, a routine security check reveals he is concealing a package on his body. Suddenly people around him are diving for cover. Duane is surrounded and looking down the barrel of several rifles.
 
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  44 minutes
Samuel Leibowitz comes from a strict, Hasidic orthodox Jewish community in London. Forced into an arranged marriage which quickly fails, Sam decides to start afresh in Antwerp, Belgium, and goes to work in the local Hasidic community as a greengrocer. A new friend offers Sam a free holiday in Brazil and on his return, he is asked to take a package back for his friend. It turns out to be cocaine. Sam has never heard of it, but is intrigued when he learns how much profit there is in drug dealing.
 
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  44 minutes
Californian Tom Hanway takes the hippie trail to South America where cocaine is cheap and available. He plans to take 500 hits of LSD with him and trade it for a kilo of coke which he'll bring back to the States. But while doing the deal in Chile, Tom is caught and sentenced to five years and a day in prison. Tom decides that the only way he will survive is to escape with the help of a fellow prisoner, Chosco. But once they make it out of the jail Tom and Chosco are fugitives and are forced to f
 
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  44 minutes
Tom Hart Dyke is travelling through Central America in search of wild orchids. Paul Winder is in search of adventure. Together they attempt to cross from Panama to Colombia via the notoriously dangerous Darien Gap but are captured and held hostage by a revolutionary guerrilla group. With a $3 million dollar ransom placed on their heads they realize that their only chance of survival is to escape but any plans to make a dash for it are shattered when Tom discovers maggots have infested his leg. A
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Movie Summary

The new season of Locked Up Abroad kicks off with an episode featuring Erik Aude, a Hollywood actor who was locked up in Pakistan for opium smuggling; other stories include Stephen Comiskey, arrested in Saudi Arabia for being gay; truck driver Thomas Hamill who was kidnapped by insurgents in Iraq; and Lucy Wright, a British student nurse who went on the run after being busted in Argentina.
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Movie Details

Genres Documentary
Studio Name National Geographic
Release Date 2012
Rating TV-14 About Ratings
Episodes 15 episodes

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