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Prisoner of Rio Details

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In 1981, Ronald Biggs was kidnapped by agents from Scotland Yard from his Brazilian hideout for his participation in the 1964 British train robbery. This feature was written by Biggs and director Lech Majewski as a fictionalized account of the authorities trying to bring the colorful crook to justice. Paul Freeman plays Biggs, infamous for his participation in the $5 million heist dubbed "The Great Train Robbery". Jack McFarland (Steven Berkoff) is the Scotland Yard agent obsessed with apprehending Biggs and placing him on board a British navy ship bound for England. Nudity abounds in the final carnival scene as Biggs stays one step ahead of his captors. Colorful scenes of Rio are the highlight of this feature hampered by a thin script. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Cast

Steven Berkoff
as Jack McFarland
Paul Freeman
as Ronald Biggs
Peter Firth
as Clive Ingram
Florinda Bolkan
as Stella
Desmond Llewelyn
as Police Commissioner
Jose Wilker
as Salo
Zeze Motta
as Rita
Breno Moroni
as Gilo
Ronald Biggs
as Mickey
Breno Mello
as Silencio

Crew

Lech Majewski
Director
Mark Slater
Producer
Lech Majewski
Screenwriter
Ronald Biggs
Screenwriter
George Mooradian
Cinematographer
Hans Zimmer
Composer (Music Score)
Luiz Bonfa
Composer (Music Score)
Darren Kloomok
Editor
Oscar B. Ramos
Production Designer
Klaus Pagh
Executive Producer
Mark Van der Willigen
Sound/Sound Designer
Celestia Fox
Casting
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