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The Big Bird Cage (1972)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  July 1972 (USA)
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Grier and Haig are thieving mercenaries who engineer a prison break from the outside.

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Anitra Ford ...
Terry
Candice Roman ...
Carla
Teda Bracci ...
Bull Jones
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Mickie
Karen McKevic ...
Karen
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Marissa Delgado ...
Vic Diaz ...
Rocco
Andres Centenera ...
Warden Zappa (as Andy Centenera)
Rizza ...
Lin Tsiang (as Rizza Fabian)
Subas Herrero ...
Moreno
Wendy Green ...
Gertie
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Terry, a social-climbing young woman accidentally gets caught up in the activities of two revolutionaries, Blossom and Django, and finds herself in a concentration camp for women. In the center of the camp is a towering wooden machine ("The Big Bird Cage") in which the women risk their lives processing sugar as the evil warden looks on. The prisoners are subjected to sadistic cruelty from the guards and fellow prisoners, and all attempts at escape are dealt with...permanently. Terry's only hope for escape lies in Blossom and her revolutionary allies. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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Men who are only half men and women who are more than all woman! See more »

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Women's Penitentiary II  »

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Trivia

Anitra Ford was placed in a harness for the scene where she gets hung up by her hair. See more »

Goofs

When Blossom (Pam Grier) falls backward into the pig wallow, her left breast is exposed, but when the camera cuts away and then back to her, it's covered again. See more »

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Follows The Big Doll House (1971) See more »

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I never had one like that before!
16 March 2012 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Pam Grier and Sid Haig; what a combination. They are revolutionaries, and plot to get into a women's prison to get recruits for their cause. Lots of fighting; even mud wrestling.

While Grier works inside the prison, Haig pretends to be gay to get next to the head guard (Vic Diaz).

This women's prison had a male Warder played by Andres Centenera. He is a real character.

Anitra Ford(Invasion of the Bee Girls) provided another interesting character as a nymphomaniac actress, which the government wanted out of town - so they locked her up.

Lots of action especially at the end.


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