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99 Women (1969)
"Der heiße Tod" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  23 April 1969 (USA)
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New inmate Marie arrives at an island prison in the women's sector and receives the number 99. The inmates are controlled by the sadistic lesbian warden Thelma Diaz and Governor Santos and ... See full summary »

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(German dialogue), (screenplay), 8 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
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Leonie Caroll
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Governor Santos
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Thelma Diaz
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Natalie Mendoza
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Marie (as Maria Rohn)
Rosalba Neri ...
Zoie
Elisa Montés ...
Helga (as Eliza Montes)
Valentina Godoy ...
Rosalie
José María Blanco ...
Doctor
Mike Brendel
Elsa Zabala
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ana Lucarella
Olívia Pineschi
Juan Antonio Riquelme
María Vico
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Storyline

New inmate Marie arrives at an island prison in the women's sector and receives the number 99. The inmates are controlled by the sadistic lesbian warden Thelma Diaz and Governor Santos and submitted to torture, rape and lesbianism. When the Minister of Justice replaces Diaz by Leonie Caroll, Marie believes that her life will improve and her case will be reopened. However, Marie is disappointed with the new warden and decides to escape with two other inmates. But their runaway scheme fails and the three women are chased not only by the guards, but also by male prisoners that have not seen women for many years. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Women behind bars without men - What do they do to satisfy their innermost female desires! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 April 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

99 Women  »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 12,654,873 (Spain)
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Runtime:

(video) (cut) | (banned)

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Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 53649 delivered on 10-4-1969. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marie: Where are they taking us?
Helga: To the island, over there.
Helga: [to redhead] What's eating you? Looking forward to your holidays? Three years the judge said, didn't he? I know the medicine you need, and they don't stock it over there. Home sweet home for all three of us. The Spaniards built it and christened it, Castillo de la Muerte.
Natalie Mendoza: "Castle of Death".
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Featured in Call Him Jess (2000) See more »

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The Day I Was Born
Lyrics by Audrey Nohra (uncredited)
Sung by Barbara McNair (uncredited)
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Respectable early Chicks-Behind-Bars flick from Franco
28 March 2000 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This flick was made a year after the notorious "Love Camp 7", and it ain't as nasty as that and compared to Jess Franco later WIP sickies like "Sadomania" - "99 Women" is kinda tame but there's plenty of cheap thrills, groovy broads and Herbert (Mark Of The Devil) Lom in top form! It's also a wellmade film with a fun (yet dated) soundtrack. The infamous UK censors cut over 30 min. of the running time, so get the uncut version!

A must for Francophiles!


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