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I (Almost) Got Away with It

2012TV-14
Murderers, drug dealers, bank robbers or jail escapees all have different stories, but the motive is always the same: to stay out of prison. Thirteen fugitives talk about their lives on the run, how they survived, and how they almost got away with it.
Starring
Bill Ratner
Genres
Unscripted
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Got to Ride the Rails
    October 6, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A neighbor calls 911 when she smells smoke coming from an apartment shared by Ricky Sleight and William Baldi. The police find Baldi's dead body, but Sleight escapes by riding freight trains across the country.
  2. 2. Got to Wear a Pink Shirt
    October 13, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Abraham Cavazos shoots a man at a party and flees to Juarez, Mexico, to disappear. He uses multiple women to support him in Mexico, and changes identities, locations and girlfriends, but it's not enough to keep authorities off his trail.
  3. 3. Got to Silence a Witness
    October 20, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kevin Cross is a bold Oklahoma drug lord. After he is deceived by an associate, he kills the man in revenge. He flees to Mexico, but with a big reward on his head, it's only a matter of time before he is betrayed once again.
  4. 4. Got to Copy Movies
    October 27, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Johnny Ray Gasca is a successful video pirate who scams the film industry while partying with celebrities and hiding from the law. He once went to prison for attempted murder, and US Marshals believe his illicit lifestyle could turn violent.
  5. 5. Got to Burn a Truck
    November 3, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jermaine LeBron murders a man in Florida, steals his expensive truck, then enlists Howard Kendall to continue the crime spree. Their plan unravels when LeBron's friends confess to their role in the murder and rat him out to police.
  6. 6. Got to Pose as a Firefighter
    November 10, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Fired from his job as a fashion writer, Peter Braunstein vows to take revenge on those who snubbed him. Posing as a firefighter, he kidnaps a co-worker and terrorizes her for 16 hours before leading detectives on a multi-state chase.
  7. 7. Got to Be a Car Salesman
    November 17, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After serving time for a slew of drug, robbery and assault charges, Brian McCollum is determined to turn his life around. He builds a reputation as a successful car salesman until a freak accident threatens to send him back to the pen.
  8. 8. Got to Steal a Woman's Jewelry
    December 1, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In 1985, Kaysie Dudley's mother gets fired from her job caring for an elderly widow, and the pair plot to steal her rings as revenge. When the 77-year-old woman unexpectedly puts up a fight, Dudley resorts to the unthinkable -- cold blooded murder.
  9. 9. Got to Make a Dummy
    December 8, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    With seven escapes under his belt, Frankie Lee Bass will stop at nothing to be free. While facing five life sentences for a spree of Florida robberies, Bass makes a daring escape and goes on the run.
  10. 10. Got to Escape From the Rock
    December 15, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    William Van Poyck has a long history of criminal behavior, including an escape from a maximum-security prison. Out on parole in 1987, he prepares for his most daring crime yet, ambushing a prison transport van.
  11. 11. Got to Run to Mexico
    December 22, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In 2009, Valerie Castellano robs a bank in rural Indiana and flees with her children and her girlfriend to Mexico. Back in Indiana, police focus their attention on Valerie's mother, hoping she'll be the key to her daughter's capture.
  12. 12. Got to Pretend I'm a Priest
    December 29, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Fred Brito is a con artist who has reinvented himself dozens of times. With no formal training, he's conducted a symphony orchestra, been elected to a public office, and administered Mass as a fake Catholic priest.
  13. 13. Got to Escape Underground
    January 5, 2012
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After leading police on a high speed chase, career criminal Toby Young is caught, but not for long. He forces his way out of jail and relies on connections to stay free, eventually escaping to Mexico through drug tunnels.

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