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Locked Up Abroad 5 Seasons 2012

Season 6
3.6 out of 5 stars (27) IMDb 8.2/10

The smash hit series Locked Up Abroad returns, with more incredible stories of kidnap, contraband and incarceration.

Starring:
Tony Davis, Damian Holcombe
Original air date:
September 3, 2012

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1. From Hollywood to Hell

Hollywood actor Erik Aude is on the brink of stardom after acting in a supporting role in "Dude, Where's My Car?" But almost famous doesn't always pay the bills.

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2. The Juggler Smuggler

Mark Greening has the easy life as a magician in Bali ... until he finds out he's going to be a dad.

CC TV-14 May 2, 2012 51 minutes
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3. Escape from Argentina

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.

CC TV-14 May 9, 2012 51 minutes
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4. Highway to Hell

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.

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5. Black Palace of Horrors

Dwight Worker is busted in Mexico for smuggling coke and attempts a daring escape from one of the country's most notorious prison

CC TV-14 May 23, 2012 49 minutes
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6. Cocaine Mule Mom

American mother Ruthie Lambert turns to drug trafficking to help make ends meet.

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7. Dangerous Liaisons

The story of a British male nurse who was arrested for being gay in Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is considered a capital offense.

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8. Colombian Kidnap

Erez Eltawil and Reini Weigel are among eight backpackers who are snatched by guerrillas during a trek in remote northern Colombia.

CC TV-14 June 13, 2012 51 minutes
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9. Caribbean Nightmare

Jayne Blaydon thought she had landed a dream job when she accepted an offer to teach lap dancing in a Caribbean nightclub.

CC TV-14 June 20, 2012 51 minutes
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10. Son of Saddam

Iraqi soldier Latif Yahia is fighting in the Iran-Iraq War when he is summoned to the Palace. Here, Latif claims Saddam Hussein's eldest son Uday demanded Latif become his body double.

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11. My Dad the Smuggler

Scott Campbell goes travelling in China with his estranged father, only to find out that his dad is a professional smuggler carrying 20 kilos of cannabis.

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12. I Am Not a Terrorist

Duane Wollum has two kilos of cocaine strapped to his body but the police think it's a bomb.

CC TV-14 July 9, 2012 44 minutes
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13. Hasidic King of Coke

When a strictly orthodox Jewish grocer becomes a cocaine smuggler, his traditional appearance makes him invisible to customs officers, until his decision to become 'the Jewish Pablo Escobar' leads to a stretch in a violent Brazilian prison.

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14. Not Without My Baby

When Susan's Haglof's adoption goes wrong, she ends up in an Egyptian jail, facing a charge of human trafficking.

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15. Chilean Prison Break

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

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16. The Orchid Hunters

Two young British backpackers searching for orchids and adventure are kidnapped as they try to cross from Panama to Colombia via the notoriously dangerous Darien Gap.

CC TV-14 August 6, 2012 47 minutes
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17. Venezuela Hustle

After meeting a local drug dealer, down on his luck Irish plumber Paul agrees to smuggle six kilos of cocaine from Venezuela back to Dublin for a payment of 10,000 pounds. However when Paul is caught at the airport in Caracas it turns into the worst decision of his life.

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18. Nightmare in Somalia

Australian photographer Nigel Brennan and a Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout are taken hostage in war torn Somalia by Islamic gunmen and held captive for 462 days.

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19. Busted in Bangkok

Angela Carnegie suspects her relationship is ending when her lover walks out on her one morning. She decides to start over by smuggling drugs from Bangkok, but the job is a bust when airport officials find bricks of heroin in the lining of her bag.

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20. Escape from the Gulag

It's 1976 in Cold War Moscow, and American Jerry finds himself in the worst situation possible: busted for smuggling drugs from Kuala Lumpur to Russia.

CC TV-14 September 3, 2012 47 minutes
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Bonus: Featurette: Behind the Story

Go behind the stories and discover new information from season 4's hit episodes Bangkok and The Real Midnight Express.

TV-14 April 10, 2012 46 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Starring Tony Davis, Damian Holcombe
Supporting actors Eleanor Swithinbank, Donald MacNeil, Denis Wale
Season year 2012
Network National Geographic Channel
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Wow, this Eric Aude guy is like the Terminator, Bruce Willis and Jason Statham all rolled into one. He doesn't bend under torture, her takes on entire groups of Pakistani prisoners and wins every time, he single-handedly brings down the most corrupt guard in the prison, and prepares himself for his final confrontation with the prison guards like Rocky (seriously, he puts on a hoodie, a beanie, and stuffs tissue in his mouth--looks like six kinds of an idiot). Oh, and by the way, he is completely innocent and had no idea that he was smuggling drugs (apparently smuggling leather goods is okay); he even refuses to plead guilty for a shorter sentence.

Amazingly he says all of this with a straight face and somehow the cameramen manage to keep filming this load of garbage. Totally nauseating and not worth the 40 min; it made me never want to watch Locked Up Abroad ever again.
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Generally a fan of this show but there was so many jaw dropping incidents that I just cannot believe that this story is true.

- The embassy in Pakistan sends a woman to a men's jail in Pakistan. I can buy into a lot of missteps and government incompetence but now way would the embassy, well schooled in cultural sensitivity would send a woman as their representative to liaison at an all male jail. And to deliver the news that he would be tortured for 3 days and that they initially wanted 10 days but she negotiated it down to three days? Would love to see someone from the embassy debunk much of this mans story.

- The Pakistani government negotiates with the US embassy on how many days it is going to torture a U.S. drug runner? No way it works like that. I full on know torture is a fact in a jail like that. I just don't believe that they negotiate about it.

- This guy gets tortured for 3 days, probably has eaten anything the whole time and when he goes to the main jail the next day, he's in Rambo shape to defeat all comers? Right. Torture where you're feet are beaten to a pulp, water boarded and beaten around the body leave a person drained, unable to sit up, feed themselves or anything else and he's fighting like he's a top MMA fighter?

-The only American in the jail and he beats up the most abusive guard in the jail and leaves a hero?

The whole episode raises so many red flags that this is just a partial listing. These kind of blatant inconsistencies make me really question the validity of the entire Locked up abroad series. To make something like this and label it true take a real dose of hubris and lack of respect for an audience.
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Oy vay,

I don't even know where to begin with this episode. I love the LUA series. It has great cinematography, music, etc. This episode is the only one that made me want to hurl. This guy (who plays himself in the episode btw.)comes across as a total tool. I don't believe anything about this story other than that he was locked up in Pakistan. Apparently, he is taking the "Frank Dux" approach to story telling (the guy they based blood sport on and was later determined to be a total fraud). Who knows? maybe he was somebody's woman in the jail or he was indeed the Alpha male. Hard to believe the Chuck Norris/Steven Segal/ Jean Claude Van Damme overtones throughout. I call BS. Really surprised this episode was made. At the LUA website, they ask you to submit a story that will be "Independently verified"--I'd really like to know how this was accomplished in this episode. As someone with experience in the fight business (I am a full time boxing coach), I can say without a doubt that the maxim of "12 mangy dogs can take down a lion"--is in general, the reality. No doubt that the prisoners would have shanked him instead of the Ninja-kung fu-Hollywood fight scene as was portrayed. What a load.

Uggh.....I really hope the rest of the season is better.
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It's expected that any show doing a reenactment of a true event is going to exaggerate or fabric a little bit of the story to make it more dramatic and entertaining. However, this episode is something out of a Hollywood fiction script. The main character is total tool and supposedly says that he beat up handfuls of angry prisoners all by himself. As the story progressed it became obvious that Eric was wildly exaggerating the events at best, and most likely just flat out lying. Locked up abroad has lost all credibility and I know the producers can't be that stupid to believe this crap. Eric is a Hollywood actor trying to make it in the business. It is obvious that he lied about his story to make himself look like a real life Terminator, in a sad attempt to gain some publicity.
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While Erik's experience in a Pakistani prison is compelling, his arrogance in the telling is off-putting. For instance, he related a situation where, while on a run, he tried, unsucessfully, to engage some young Pakistani women in a flirtation. An older man came out and attempted to put a stop to it and Erik 'took him down.' Absolutely no consideration for cultural norms and mores in a country in which he was a barely tolerated guest. Moreover, his so-called 'John Wayne' standard of handling things in the face of all prisoners against little ol' him ('going down with his thumbs up')just sounded like pure Hollywood posturing and made me giggle like I was watching cartoons. Still, there were moments, like when he called his mommy that I felt his despair. Finally, when he met his mother, as he arrived in the U.S., he looked healthy, albeit a little slim. There didn't appear to be bruises or scars that were intimated in the narrative. I know to expect some 'poetic license' but, never-the-less, I was a little surprised. I hope he truly meant what he said about appreciating his life now. That is a lesson we all have to learn one way or another.

Oh, and as far as having to plead guilty over there to get a lighter sentence... Sounds kinda of familiar over here! Just sayin'... 2 1/2 STARS
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