On 9th of November 1983 two Australians, Kevin Barlow and Geoff Chambers were arrested at Penang Airport in Malaysia carrying 179 grams of Heroin. A crime which in Malaysia carries a mandatory sentence of death… DADAH IS DEATH (aka A LONG WAY FROM HOME) is the true story of Barbara Barlow’s desperate attempt to save her son from the Hangmans rope – a courageous effort that involved impassioned pleas to President Reagan, The British Prime Minister, and even the Pope. By July 1986 this international struggle had seemed to reach a hopeless conclusion and all that was left was a mother’s love for her son.
Executive Producers: Matt Carroll, Steve Krantz
Producers: Jerry London, Moya Iceton
Director: Jerry London
Writer: Bill Kerby