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Escape Under Pressure (2000)

Under Pressure (original title)
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A car ferry carrying a valuable artifact is sunk by a group of international thieves.

Director:

Jean Pellerin

Writers:

Jim Christopher (screenplay) (as Martin Lazarus), Phillip J. Roth (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... John Spencer
Larisa Miller ... Chloe Spencer
Craig Wasson ... Elgin Bates
Harry Van Gorkum ... Crowley
Scott Anthony Viscomi Scott Anthony Viscomi ... Nikos Gavras
Stanley Kamel ... Sub Commander
Mike White Mike White ... Otto
Michael Cavanaugh ... Captain
Michael E. Rodgers ... Rupp (as Michael Rodgers)
Tommy Hinkley ... Carl
Joseph Patrick Kelly ... Young Engineer
Adoni Maropis ... First Mate
Natasha Roth ... Deaf Girl
Ravil Isyanov ... Greek Supervisor
Richard Cansino ... Greek Hotel Clerk
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Elgin Bates, a billionaire art collector, hires a British sociopath to help him find a priceless, long-lost, storied sculpture. Bates's man unearths the sculpture in Greece, but it's taken from him by Athens customs agents and put on a tourist ship bound for a museum on Lesbos. En route, Bates's hired guns hijack the ship, start a fire fight with soldiers guarding the statue, and prepare to rendezvous with a sub in Bates's hire. On the ship are a scholar and her daredevil husband. She recognizes the statue and grabs it before the sociopath can. With the ship sinking, she and her husband are under figurative and literal pressure to find a way to escape with their lives and the statue. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Between the devil and the deep blue sea lies a fortune worth risking your life for. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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When John is taking the taxi from the airport to the hotel in Athens, the taxi is a different car when it is driving through the streets of Athens. See more »

Connections

Features Case of the Missing Hare (1942) See more »

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19 April 2004 | by doyce4subSee all my reviews

They could have least shown Larissa Miller nude in the shower scene and given everyone something to look at. This was an attempt to copy "Die Hard" and probably a James Bond movie or two. I don't know which was the stupidest character--Rob Lowe or Larissa Miller or the terrorist. My daughter kept "rooting" for the terrorists. Also, what was the point of the "saving the little girl" scene at the beginning?? Also, did you know that you can learn how to operate a mini sub by reading "Popular Mechanics"? I quess you could learn how to fly a jet by playing video games or reading a two page article in some magazine. I watched the whole movie for a wasted evening.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2000 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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