15 certificateEscape: Human Cargo is a Film programme that first aired in 1997 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Escape: Human Cargo is a 3 star programme


Escape: Human Cargo (1997)

Directed by
Simon Wincer

Treat Williams stars in this true story, set in Saudi Arabia, as an engineer who becomes caught up in the country's harsh justice system. In the late 1970s, John McDonald takes his business out to Saudi Arabia, where natural resources are scarce and his expertise invaluable. But a lucrative deal between McDonald and an Arab businessman collapses and McDonald is kidnapped from his hotel room and thrown into jail. With his passport in the hands of an administration that refuses to acknowledge diplomatic niceties, will McDonald ever be a free man again?

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1997

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour

Made for TV


Image for Treat WilliamsTreat Williams...John McDonald
Stephen Lang...Dennis McNatt
Sasson Gabai...Suliman Nasir Rasi
Ze'ev Revach...Sheik Abdulla Fazza
Lawrence Dane...Pinder
Rinan Haim...Silent Sam
Uri Gavriel...Khalid
Janet-Laine Green...Pat
Brandon Bone...Greg
Kristen Bone...Marilyn
Brent Bone...Gil
Elva Mai Hoover...State Department Woman
Patrick Galligan...Bruce Baines
Imad Gibrin...Hotel Porter
Jack Adalist...Jamison