Locked Up Abroad

  • 2007
  • TV Show
  • TV-14

Travelers who've been locked up in a foreign land share their stories in this documentary series.

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  • Premiered: July 24, 2007
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: Travelers who've been locked up in a foreign land share their stories in this documentary series. (more)

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