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The Pittsburgh Six

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Nuno Pontes and five inmates join forces to make a daring daylight break from maximum-security Western Penitentiary in Pittsburgh, Pa. On the morning of the escape, they crawl through a tunnel they constructed and then pose as construction workers to walk past an armed guard. They intend to head to Mexico. However, their escape is short-lived. A drug overdose, a dramatic car chase and a tense armed standoff bring all six fugitives back behind bars.

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