Prisoner of Rio (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

Prisoner of Rio (1988)





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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


Steven Berkoff
as Jack McFarland
Paul Freeman
as Ronald Biggs
Peter Firth
as Clive Ingram
Desmond Llewelyn
as Police Commissioner
Breno Mello
as Silencio
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Paul Freeman is very good as the infamous british thief Ronnie Biggs. you can't go wrong with Steven Berkoff either. Lech Majewski has a colorful, interesting cinematic eye, but it all seemed more like a tour visit guide to Rio's carnival, abandoning quickly all interest in the exciting cat and mouse game that could have been.

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