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Taking Down Vegas Mobsters

Frank Cullotta, a criminal associate of the Chicago mafia, arrived in Las Vegas in 1979. He was invited by his childhood friend, mob boss Anthony ‘The Ant’ Spilotro, a notorious mafia enforcer with a deadly reputation. Frank’s task is to set up a burglary crew in Sin City. Frank employs a corrupt insurance agent to…

Making a Promo: Behind the Scenes From the Locked Up Abroad Shoot

By Katie Smithson, Writer/Producer Ever wonder what it’s like to shoot in the morgue of an abandoned military base on Long Island? Yeah, us too! So that’s why we put this little video together to share. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the Locked Up Abroad promo shoot. It was a long cold day, but we…

Locked Up Abroad: Where Are They Now?: Mike Cooke

If you tuned in to Mike Cooke’s heart-pounding story on Locked Up Abroad: Mexican Prison Escape, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Mike to get answers and see what life is like for him today and here’s what he had to say: Before you took off for Mexico with your buddies, how…

Locked Up Abroad: Where Are They Now: Frank Sayre

If you tuned in to Frank Sayre’s heart-pounding story on Locked Up Abroad: Mexican Prison Escape, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Frank to get answers and see what life is like for him today and here’s what he had to say: When did you first learn how to sail? I was…

Mexican Prison Escape

In 1972, surfers Mike Cooke, Mace Stanley and their high school buddy are sailing down the west coast of Mexico looking for adventure. Seduced by an offer of $10,000 each, they get involved in a doomed venture to transport more than a ton of weed back to the states by yacht with two smugglers. After…

Q&A With ‘The Real Argo’ Houseguests, Cora and Mark Lijek

“Although I loved the movie ARGO and found it kept me on the edge of my seat, Locked Up Abroad gave us the opportunity to tell the true story of what happened to us.” CORA AMBURN-LIJEK About Cora: Cora was 25 and working as a consular assistant in the visa unit of the U.S. embassy…

Locked Up Abroad: Where Are They Now?: Roy Hallums

If you tuned in to Roy Hallum’s harrowing story on Locked Up Abroad: Buried Alive, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Roy to get answers and see what life is like for him today and here’s what he had to say: How long had you been working in Iraq before you were…

Locked Up Abroad: Where Are They Now?: Shaun Attwood

If you tuned in to Shaun Attwood’s incredible story on Locked Up Abroad: Raving Arizona, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Shaun to get answers and see what life is like for him today and here’s what he had to say: What was going through your mind as you drove to Los…

Arizona Ecstasy Kingpin Gets Busted Tonight on Locked Up Abroad

When Shaun Attwood leaves England for Phoenix, Arizona to chase his American dream of being a millionaire stockbroker, his parents are overwhelmed with pride at their son’s ambition. But, they have no idea where it’s going to lead him. Starting at the bottom in his new job means Shaun’s forced to work harder than anyone…

Locked Up Abroad: Where Are They Now? Ernie Brace, Longest-Held Civilian POW of Vietnam War

If you tuned in to Ernie Brace’s harrowing story on Locked Up Abroad: Vietnam POWs: McCain & Brace, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Ernie to get answers and see what life is like for him today and here’s what he had to say. “My four-and-a-half years of solitary confinement, two and…