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20 May 1972 (Japan) See more »
Chained like animals - treated like trash - even the filth and sweat couldn't stop their primitive cravings! See more »
A murderer escapes from a chain gang, forcing his co-inmate to go along. The latter's girlfriend helps, but gets raped by the aggressive prisoner. The desperate duo next invades the home of an older farmer and his teen-aged wife. | Add synopsis »
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Michael Stearns ... Weed
Robert Lott ... Harris
Barbara Mills ... Wife
Linda York ... Ann
Ralph Campbell ... Farmer
Wes Bishop ... Coleman
William B. Martin ... Willy
Bruce Kimball ... Fat Sam (as Bruce Kemp)
Phil Hoover ... Gentry
Chuck Wells ... Jones
Duke Wilmoth ... Prisoner
E. 'Red' Schryver ... Larson (as 'Red' Schryver)
Colin Male ... Prisoner
Henry Fusco ... Prisoner
Jim Stemme ... Prisoner
James E. McLarty ... Police Officer (as James McLarty)
Charles Minsky ... Prisoner (as Chuck Minsky)
John Bliss ... Prison Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Whitworth ... Prisoner with Grayish Beard (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Frost 
Writing credits
Lee Frost (screenplay and original story) and
Wes Bishop (screenplay and original story)

Produced by
Wes Bishop .... producer
Jeffrey Kruger .... executive producer (as Jeffrey S. Kruger)
Original Music by
Porter Jordan 
Cinematography by
Lee Frost 
Film Editing by
Lee Frost 
E. 'Red' Schryver  (as 'Red' Schryver)
Production Management
Donald Baker .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael T. Mikler .... assistant director (as Mike Mikler)
Camera and Electrical Department
Merrick Martin .... key grip
James E. McLarty .... assistant camera (as James McLarty)
Charles Minsky .... assistant camera (as Chuck Minsky)
Mike Paladin .... still photographer (as Mike Palladin)
Jim Stemme .... gaffer
Duke Wilmoth .... best boy
Music Department
Porter Jordan .... music producer
Porter Jordan .... music supervisor
Billy Sprague .... conductor
Billy Sprague .... music arranger
Other crew
Donna Anderson .... production secretary
Phyllis Di Rosa Frost .... script supervisor (as Phyllis Frost)
Henry Fusco .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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85 min
Sound Mix:
Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1974) | Singapore:M18 | UK:18 | USA:R

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Liar in title, 5 April 2009
Author: Zeegrade from Doomed Theater of Despair

This is pure advertising 101 right here. You have a movie about a boring prison and two unappealing convicts that escape when the lone lardass sheriff is attacked on said chain gang. If the story was good and the action well paced then you would bill this as "Chain Gang Convicts" or "Escape from Prison Hell". Or you can look at your finished product, lament over what you created, and bill it as something it is not. Voila! You now have Chain Gang Women. I truly pity the poor dupe that paid for a ticket expecting titillation via semi-nude forlorn beauties in prison only to watch this crap. The first half-hour of this tripe is spent inside of a Georgian prison that looks eerily like southern California where we meet Harris who has six months to go until he is a free man. Harris has been sent to this labor camp to finish the rest of his prison term. While there he is chained/partnered with the brutish murderer Weed who is eager to escape. I thought of escaping too by the time they get around to fleeing the prison. On the lam we finally get to see one of the two, count em' two women in this movie as the convicts hide in Harris' wife's house where she is promptly raped by Weed. Charming. After securing a change of clothes the trio attempts to go north to Atlanta in hopes of evading the dragnet. When that fails they resort to strong-arming the inhabitants of a farmhouse and wait the rest of the night out. Here we meet the second and by far the most bizarre of our women as the very young beauty is apparently married to Colonel Sanders. This poor girl not only has to kiss this decrepit old man but also gets to become Weed's second rape victim in two days. Had enough "chain gang women"? Good, because there is no more much like the plot of this movie that ends with a bang. Offscreen of course. How this movie was named Chain Gang Women in the first place is beyond me but the fact that it was retitled Women in Chains in England is even more mind boggling! A better title would have been Coma Induced Audience.

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