Film: Brokedown Palace
A 1999 movie about two recenty high school graduates (Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale) who take a trip to Thailand and end up in a Thai prison when they are caught with a lot of heroin at Don Mueang International Airport while trying to board a plane for a side trip. Now they must rely on an American lawyer (Bill Pullman), living in Thailand, to convince the courts to free them.
This movie has examples of the following tropes :
- Ambiguous Ending
- California Doubling: The Philippines for Thailand
- In Medias Res: The opening scene has the lawyer listening to a tape from the girls.
- Jailbird of Panama
- Toxic Friend Influence: Alice Marano is this to Darlene Davis. Some fans also believe that Alice was the one responsible for the drugs, and that she was a drug smuggler all along.