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Deadly Voyage 

When stowaways are found on board a Russian cargo ship, some of the officers and crew decide to dispose of them at sea. The last time they had a stowaway on board, the ship was fined ... See full summary »

Director:

John Mackenzie

Writers:

Nick Davies (based upon an article by), Stuart Urban
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Omar Epps ... Kingsley
Joss Ackland ... Captain
Sean Pertwee ... Ion
David Suchet ... Vlachos
Andrew Divoff ... Romachenko
Jean-Claude La Marre Jean-Claude La Marre ... Albert
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Emmanuel (as Adewale)
Ilia Volok ... Petr
Roman Varshavsky ... Yuri
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Ebow
Omanza Eugene Shaw Omanza Eugene Shaw ... Anduse
Henry Nartey Henry Nartey ... Moses
Oscar Provencal Oscar Provencal ... Charles
Wakefield Ackuaku Wakefield Ackuaku ... Paul
David Dontoh David Dontoh ... Bob
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When stowaways are found on board a Russian cargo ship, some of the officers and crew decide to dispose of them at sea. The last time they had a stowaway on board, the ship was fined heavily and black marks entered into their records, when he made it off the ship into a foreign port. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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You can hide... but you can't run.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence, strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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The story of Kingsley Ofosu who hails from Ghana, West Africa. See more »

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How could such events happen?
14 October 2005 | by cpattisonSee all my reviews

If you are interested in learning more about this sort of thing happening in modern civilization, there is an excellent book called "Outlaw Seas" or "The Outlaw Sea", and it describes, in story after story, how these things do happen. The lawlessness of the high seas is a reality for a number of reasons. One, many of the world's freighters are of questionable registry (nationality) and it's difficult to impossible to enforce international laws when the ships owners don't have an office in a real country. Two, many ship lines employ crews from dirt poor third world countries. The crews are often (like illegal immigrant workers) threatened and bullied into complying with questionable or illegal practices. Three, there is often a language barrier, not only between the officers and the crew, but also between the crew members themselves. The crew are rewarded for their compliance and their silence. Four, once committing an illegal act, the ships are able to hide in plain sight with little more than a fresh coat of paint. Anyway, it's fascinating reading.

Horrifying story, excellent movie. Does anyone else notice how HBO seems to make the best and most important movies? Hollywood has trouble releasing enough Oscar worthy movies in any given year, so that several of the top 5 contenders usually come from Britain. Jerry Bruckheimer = the end of quality cinema.

I loved the thoroughly evil performance by Sean Pertwee. I also, as usual, loved Omar Epps.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Voyage - Treibgut des Todes See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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