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'Escape From Pretoria' Is Based on the True Story of Two Revolutionary Lockpickers


In June 1978, Stephen Lee and Tim Jenkin were sentenced to eight to 12 years in prison for producing political pamphlets during the Apartheid. 

The lifelong supporters of the Nelson-Mandela-led African National Congress, they strove to mobilize the people to abolish segregation.

Escape From Pretoria chronicles their journey, shedding new light on how they managed to escape from prison. 

Ready to find out more about the real story Escape from Pretoria is based on? 

Escape From Pretoria is based on a real story. 

Written and directed by Francis Annan, the historical thriller sheds new light on how Stephen and Tim managed to defy all expectations and escape from the Pretoria Central Prison. 

While their revolutionary deeds helped to change the course of history, their prison escape was that which garnered them real fame. The first to get out of the toughest jail in South Africa, Stephen and Tim earned renown with a borderline genius hack.