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Escaped

Season 1
2009TV-14
Whether held captive by kidnappers or extreme elements, these true stories -- told through the eyes of those who lived through their nightmarish experience -- reveal how these individuals managed to escape to freedom.
Starring
Josefina RiveraDeborah DudleyGary Heidnik
Genres
Unscripted
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Cellar of Terror
    April 13 2009
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Josefina Rivera has been held captive in a killer's cellar for months, and gradually, as more women are added, the torture increases. After two captives die, Josefina knows she must escape or face certain death.
  2. 2. The Sniper's Wife
    April 20 2009
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After enduring her husband's lies and kidnapping of their children, Mildred Muhammad fights back, divorces him and has her kids returned. When she restarts her life outside Washington, DC, she soon learns that he's the DC Sniper, and he plans to kill her.
  3. 3. Torture in Suburbia
    April 27 2009
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In the early morning hours of July 29, 1995, 13-year-old Thad Phillips is kidnapped by 17-year-old Joe Clark, a local boy who has snuck into the Phillips' house. Over the next two days, he will viciously and methodically torture the young boy.
  4. 4. Sold into Slavery
    May 4 2009
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Nineteen-year-old Katya is growing desperate after being held by human traffickers for a year and forced into prostitution at a strip club. After eight months of torture, she begins to plot her escape.
  5. 5. Cult Massacre
    May 11 2009
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Nearly one thousand people are living and working in Jim Jones People's Temple, yet to eighteen-year-old Brenda Parks, Jonestown is more hellish prison than heaven on earth. Brenda and her family secretly begin hatching a plan to escape.
  6. 6. Hurricane at Sea
    May 18 2009
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In October 1983, Tami Ashcraft and her boyfriend accept a job to sail a yacht from Tahiti to San Diego, but they encounter a dangerous category-four storm, and the radio goes dead. After a month lost at sea, Tami tries to make it to land.
  7. 7. Backcountry Blizzard
    May 25 2009
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Eric LeMarque, a 34-year-old former hockey Olympian, had been snowboarding in the mountains, but now he's lost. He will learn the limits of what the human body can endure and that Mother Nature takes no prisoners.
  8. 8. Lair of a Sadist
    June 1 2009
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Cynthia Vigil has been held in a trailer and tortured by David Parker Ray and his female accomplice for days. She knows she must escape or face certain death.
  9. 9. Marooned in Mexico
    June 8 2009
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Joe Rangel and Lorenzo Madrid had been fishing in the Sea of Cortez when they noticed the light was fading and the winds were picking up. What came next landed them on a barren, inhospitable island where they were stranded for two weeks.
  10. 10. Obsessed Kidnapper
    June 15 2009
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Karen Kummerer is in the bathroom of a restaurant. Two days earlier, her former boyfriend kidnapped her at knifepoint, forced her into his car and began to drive, and now she leaves notes hoping that someone will alert authorities to help her escape.

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Network
discovery plus Ties That Bind
Supporting actors
Sandra Lindsay