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There have been some successful jailbreaks in history, and these are some of the most daring prison escapes. Whether it was Jewish prisoners escaping an extermination camp during World War II’s Sobibor Escape, Frank Abagnale smooth talking his way our of jail in an event straight out of Catch me If You Can, or infamous drug lord EL Chapo tunnelling his way to freedom, these amazing prison escapes should not have been possible. WatchMojo counts down ten of the craziest prison breaks in history.
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00:30 #10: The Sobibor Escape
01:22 #9: Billy Hayes & the Midnight Express
02:20 #8: Alfred Hinds: A Prison Houdini
03:03 #7: Pascal Payet Takes a Helicopter
03:58 #6: Frank Abagnale: A Smooth Talker
04:53 #5: El Chapo’s Tunnel to Freedom
05:41 #4: John Gerard & the Tower of London
06:23 #3, #2 & #1 ???
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