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Dadah Is Death (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 30 October 1988
On 9th of November 1983 two Australians, Kevin Barlow and Geoff Chambers were arrested at Penang Airport in Malaysia carrying 179 grams of heroin, a crime which in Malaysia carries a ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry London

Writer:

Bill Kerby
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Christie ... Barbara Barlow
Hugo Weaving ... Geoffrey Chambers
John Polson ... Kevin Barlow
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Rachel Goldman
Kerry Armstrong ... Shawn Burton
Robin Ramsay Robin Ramsay ... Wilf Barlow
Victor Banerjee ... Karpal Singh
Shapoor Batliwalla Shapoor Batliwalla ... Nagendram
David Bookalil David Bookalil
David Bracks
Clive Carlin Clive Carlin
Liddy Clark Liddy Clark ... Gilda Rickman
Robert Davis Robert Davis ... David West
Neela Dey Neela Dey ... Karpal Singh's Assistant
David Field ... Mr. Travis
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On 9th of November 1983 two Australians, Kevin Barlow and Geoff Chambers were arrested at Penang Airport in Malaysia carrying 179 grams of heroin, a crime which in Malaysia carries a mandatory sentence of death. Dadah Is Death (A Long Way From Home) is the true story of Barbara Barlow's desperate attempt to save her son from the hangman's rope - a courageous effort that involved impassioned pleas to President Reagan, The British Prime Minister, and even the Pope. By July 1986 this international struggle had seemed to reach a hopeless conclusion and all that was left was a mother's love for her son. Written by Sam Clifford

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drugs | based on true story | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barlow and Chambers: A Long Way from Home See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

In The Light Of Our Love
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by John Milligan
Performed by Phillip Ingram
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Makes Kevin Barlow look like an angel !!
7 August 2004 | by Michael_GrechSee all my reviews

This is a sensational movie/mini series. It was released on VHS although you would be very lucky to find a copy anywhere.

ALthough it is great and the acting is fantastic, there is one problem with this show. It is very bias towards Kevin Barlow and it constantly makes Geoff Chambers look like the bad guy.

I think that someone forgot to tell Barbara Barlow (his mother) that it is against the law to traffic drugs !!! I mean did she really think that because he is her son, they should change the rules for him and not everyone else ?? That is the sad part of this film, other than this it is sensational and if you are lucky enough to see it then you will enjoy it, i can assure you.


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