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Dark Holiday (1989)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 1 May 1989
American tourist Gene LePere (Lee Remick), on vacation in Turkey, is hounded by a street vendor into buying a carved head she doesn't want. Then she is cast into prison for smuggling an antique.

Director:

Lou Antonio

Writers:

Gene LePere (book), Rose Leiman Goldemberg (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Remick ... Gene LePere
Norma Aleandro ... Isha
Tony Goldwyn ... Ken Horton
Roy Thinnes ... Jimmy
John Standing ... Charnaud
Suzanne Wouk Suzanne Wouk ... Nehse
Shanit Keter Shanit Keter ... Lufti
Jim Antonio ... Edwin Kant
Christine Burke Christine Burke ... Bea
Kim Lonsdale ... Nancy Rust
Ian Abercrombie ... Captain
Tuck Milligan ... Andrews
Vachik Mangassarian ... Customs Chief
Richard Balin Richard Balin ... Larry
Hildy Brooks Hildy Brooks ... Young Woman
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American tourist Gene LePere (Lee Remick), on vacation in Turkey, is hounded by a street vendor into buying a carved head she doesn't want. Then she is cast into prison for smuggling an antique.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passport to Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

West Virginia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on real-life events that took place in 1983, depicted in Gene LePere's book "Never Pass This Way Again", published in 1988. See more »

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aka Passport to Terror
24 February 2002 | by petershelleyauSee all my reviews

Lee Remick is Gene LePere, an American imprisoned in Turkey accused of smuggling antiquities. Whilst much is made of Remick's blonde hair in a country of dark women, and her fear is believable, she isn't the heroic type, so her repeatedly being told how admirable she is, is unintentionally funny. The teleplay by Rose Leiman Goldemberg based on LePere's book Never Pass This Way Again presents Gene's purchase of the items as by street thug intimidation, as a clue that something bad will come of it, though Gene's experience in prison isn't as horrific as it might have been. It's a pity Goldemberg doesn't give us anything about Gene's previous life in New York, since the narrative begins with Gene on the cruiseliner, since the only family connection she appears to have is an ex-husband. Director Lou Antonio uses the music score of Paul Chihara well, and provides a conversation between Gene and her lawyer Isha (Norma Aleandro) in silhouette. The ending isn't a surprise, particularly when you cast Remick, but at least it's not too easy.


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