Escape from Pretoria

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Mar 6, 2020

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Movie Info & Cast


Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) stars as Tim Jenkin, a real-life ANC activist who was branded a terrorist - and imprisoned - in Africa's maximum-security Pretoria prison in the late 1970's during Apartheid. Along with two fellow freedom fighters, played by Daniel Webber (The Punisher, The Dirt) and Mark Leonard Winter (The Dressmaker) Tim made a complex and daring escape 18 months into his incarceration using handcrafted wooden keys. The ingenious escape attempt happened 40 years ago on 11th December 1979.


  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Ian Hart
  • Daniel Webber
  • Nathan Page
  • Mark Leonard Winter
  • Stephen Hunter
  • Ratidzo Mambo
  • Jeanette Cronin
  • David Wilson
  • Adam Ovadia

Did You Know?


  • The prison used is located at Burra Sth Aust. Also used in Breaker Morant (also set is Sth Africa) starring jack Thompson , Bryan brown and Edward Woodward
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    • Denis Goldberg: Don't run away, stay and fight!
    • [holds up a key]
    • Tim Jenkin: This is how we fight!
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