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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 ...
Rina
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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The ultimate breakout. 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 »

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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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Fairly amusing for a WiP flick...
21 June 2000 | by (The Land of Mortis) – See all my reviews

I got a hold of this one mainly for the presence of Pam Grier. Needless to say, I was surprised at just how amusing this one was. Although it contains its share of exploitation elements, large sections of this film are really tongue-in-cheek and pretty damned funny actually. Sid Haig and Pam Grier are great as revolutionaires, and there are a sprinkling of decent character actors that round out the cast for a decent outing. The ending is chock full of early 70's combat sequences and wonderfully photographed burning buildings. Actually, I was also impressed by the director's good use of scenery; I hate to admit it, but the backdrop (jungle and mountains) were actually breathtaking in parts.


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