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Don Spencer (screenplay)
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Their bodies were caged, but not their desires. They would do anything for a man - or to him. See more »
Plot:
Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Judith Brown ... Collier (as Judy Brown)
Roberta Collins ... Alcott

Pam Grier ... Grear
Brooke Mills ... Harrad
Pat Woodell ... Bodine

Sid Haig ... Harry

Christiane Schmidtmer ... Miss Dietrich
Kathryn Loder ... Lucian
Jerry Franks ... Fred
Gina Stuart ... Ferina
Jack Davis ... Dr. Phillips
Letty Mirasol ... Leyte
Shirley de las Alas ... Guard
Myrna De Vera
Siony Cordona
Kathy McDaniel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jack Hill ... Bearded man in Jeep (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Hill 
 
Writing credits
Don Spencer (screenplay)

Produced by
John Ashley .... executive producer
Eddie Romero .... executive producer
Jane Schaffer .... producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
Cirio H. Santiago .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Hall Daniels 
 
Cinematography by
Fred Conde 
 
Film Editing by
Cliff Fenneman 
 
Production Design by
Ben Otico 
 
Set Decoration by
Bobby Bautista 
 
Makeup Department
Tony Artieda .... makeup supervisor (as Antonio Artieda)
 
Production Management
Mario David .... production manager
Cenón González .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
María Abelardo .... assistant director (as Maria S. Abelardo)
 
Sound Department
Willie Arce .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Teofilo Hilario .... special effects (as Teofilo C. Hilario)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Felisa Salcedo .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Millie Paul .... supervising editor
 
Other crew
Ethel W. Fernandez .... script supervisor (as Ethel Fernancez)
 

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Also Known As:
"Women's Penitentiary III" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
USA:95 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA | New Zealand:R18 | UK:18 | UK:R (original rating) | USA:R
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Trivia:
A Filipino porn actress was originally cast as Ferina, but left after the first day of shooting.See more »
Quotes:
Alcott:Hello, Fred.
Fred:Hi!
Alcott:You were looking at me through the window. Weren't you?
Fred:No, eh, yeah... I...
Alcott:Did you like what you saw?
Fred:Yeah, but I mean...
Alcott:Then why don't you take it?
[she brandishes a knife]
Alcott:Come on, lover boy, get to work.
[he tries to kiss her]
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in American Grindhouse (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Long-time WomanSee more »

FAQ

Who were the participants in the lesbian scene cut from the final version??
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Definitive Women in Prison Movie, 30 August 2013
Author: gavin6942 from United States

Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until five of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of two male fruit vendors.

I have to say this film is an exploitation movie, and therefore has some aspects that many people might find objectionable -- gratuitous nudity, sexual assault and some scenes of torture. This is not just a fun film to watch with your kids.

That being said, director Jack Hill makes the most of the exploitation genre and does it in a stylish, colorful way that sets this movie apart from the scores of others in the same category. And he utilizes Sid Haig well, in a way that no other director ever has. Thanks for introducing Pam Grier to the world, too.

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