Brokedown Palace (1999)

Director
Jonathan Kaplan

Main cast
Claire Danes; Kate Beckinsale; Bill Pullman; Jacqueline Kim; Lou Diamond Phillips

Genres
Drama, Thriller

Description
Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on his offer to treat the two of them to what amounts to a day trip to Hong Kong. In the airport, the girls are seized by the police and shocked to discover that one of their bags contains heroin.


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