24 minutes | Oct 1st 2018

Erik Aude - 3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Aude Story

Nikki talks to Erik Aude about the documentary "3 Years In Pakistan: The Erik Aude Story" directed by documentary filmmaker Jamielyn Lippman. Synopsis :  3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Audé Story is a feature length documentary about American actor, Erik Audé who was sent to death row in one of the most dangerous prisons in Pakistan for a crime he didn’t commit. While on a business trip Erik was sent to Pakistan where he was arrested at Islamabad International Airport when they found 3.6 kilos of opium hidden in the lining of his suitcase. He was sent to remand where he was beaten, electrocuted and water tortured for the next three days. He maintained his innocence and refused to cop a plea even though it meant less jail time. Once confirmed that Erik did this unknowingly he was offered a deal for a guilty plea. When Erik was asked the question: ' whats worth more to you, your pride or your freedom' Erik choose pride. 3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Audé Story is a feature length documentary about American actor, Erik Audé who was sent to death row in one of the most dangerous prisons in Pakistan for a crime he didn’t commit. While on a business trip Erik was sent to Pakistan where he was arrested at Islamabad International Airport when they found 3.6 kilos of opium hidden in the lining of his suitcase. He was sent to remand where he was beaten, electrocuted and water tortured for the next three days. He maintained his innocence and refused to cop a plea even though it meant less jail time. Once confirmed that Erik did this unknowingly he was offered a deal for a guilty plea. When Erik was asked the question: ' whats worth more to you, your pride or your freedom' Erik choose pride. Erik endured 3 years in Adiala Central Jail in Rawalpindi, one of the most dangerous prisons in the world, where he was forced to fight every day to survive. Due to a stroke of luck through his relationship with Casting Director, Joey Paul Jensen and the help of former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Erik was released in December of 2004. Today, Erik is a working actor, stunt coordinator and professional poker player which he learned to play while in prison from the 1986 Pan Am hijackers. This film features Hollywood actors Quinton Aaron (The Blindside), Meagan Good (Think Like A Man), and former Major League Baseball player, Jose Canseco.  Erik Aude': Erik Audé is an American actor, stunt coordinator and professional poker player. He was born in Los Angeles, Ca and raised in the Antelope Val- ley, Erik was a high school football player setting a California State Record for the most tackles by a defensive end at 147. At the age of 18 Erik moved to Hollywood and started acting in shows such as “The Bold and the Beautiful”, “Cousin Skeeter” & “7th Heaven” he also appeared in the film “Dude! Where’s My Car?” In 2001 Erik was sent to death row in Pakistan for a crime he didn’t commit. He was proven innocent and released in December 2004. When he returned he picked up right where he left off and guest starred on shows such as “Sons of Anarchy”, “Shameless” & “NCIS” he also had a role in the Bradley Cooper film “American Sniper”. Erik recently guest starred on the hit show “This is Us”. Erik also works on several films as a stunt coordinator and stunt- man, he worked on Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” and is reoccurring and stunt doubling on the new Kurt Sutter show “The Mayans” that will be out this Fall. Erik is also a professional poker player and hosts many charity poker tournaments throughout the year.  3 YEARS IN PAKISTAN: THE ERIK AUDE' STORY Feature Film / Available On Demand October 2nd  Trailer : https://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=YxZUVxFYwIw IMDb : https://www.imdb.com/tit le/tt5695316   Facebook : https://www.facebook .com/3YPErikAudeDoc/   Erik Aude' : https://www.imdb.com/na me/nm0041528 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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