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Jack Hill (written by)
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Release Date:
July 1972 (USA) See more »
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Women so hot with desire they melt the chains that enslave them! See more »
Plot:
Grier and Haig are thieving mercenaries who engineer a prison break from the outside. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Easily the best Pam Grier women in prison movie. Great fun! See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Pam Grier ... Blossom
Anitra Ford ... Terry
Candice Roman ... Carla
Teda Bracci ... Bull Jones

Carol Speed ... Mickie
Karen McKevic ... Karen

Sid Haig ... Django
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Alvarez ... Revolutionary (uncredited)
Zenaida Amador ... Prison Camp Doctor (uncredited)
Roldan Aquino ... Revolutionary (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Hill 
 
Writing credits
Jack Hill (written by)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... executive producer
Cirio H. Santiago .... producer
Jane Schaffer .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Allen Castleman  (as William A. Castleman)
William Loose 
 
Cinematography by
Felipe Sacdalan (director of photography) (as Philip Sacdalan)
 
Film Editing by
Jere Huggins 
James Mitchell 
 
Art Direction by
Ben Otico 
 
Set Decoration by
Marshal Henry 
 
Makeup Department
Ray Solomon .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carl B. Raymond .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sid Haig .... second unit director
Paul Maclang .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Willie Arce .... sound recordist (as Willy Arcy)
 
Special Effects by
Santos Hilario .... special effects (as Sam Hilary)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Narcissus Makalius .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Felisa Salcedo .... wardrobe (as Felice Sacedo)
 

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Also Known As:
"Revolt of Prison Island" - Jamaica (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
88 min | USA:96 min (DVD)
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia:
Film debut of Candice Roman.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Chasey Loves Rocco (1996) (V)See more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Easily the best Pam Grier women in prison movie. Great fun!, 18 November 2002
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

Jack Hill's follow-up (but not a sequel) to his earlier 'The Big Doll House' is a much more confident and enjoyable movie. Hill wrote as well as directed this one and I think that makes a world of difference. The basic model of the earlier film is followed but Hill shrewdly saw that the handful of scenes between Pam Grier and Sid Haig in that movie showed plenty of potential, so this time round he casts them as singing Revolutionary lovers (yeah baby!), an inspired move that really makes this one something special. The foxy Anitra Ford ('Invasion Of The Bee Girls') plays a sassy character who crosses their paths early in the film during a robbery. Super cool Django (Haig) takes a fancy to her but before he can do anything about it she is arrested and sent to a brutal prison. (I should point out that even though this movie, like the others in this short-lived 1970s cycle, was filmed in the Philippines, it is set in some nameless Banana Republic). Before too long Grier also finds herself in the same compound, which is dominated by "the bird cage", a strange contraption the women are forced to work on as punishment. Django cooks up a nutty plan to save her by pretending to be gay to ingratiate himself with one of the camps (very camp) guards Rocco, played by Vic Diaz, who later reunited with Haig and Grier in 'Black Mama White Mama'. This is a fantastic piece of entertainment overall and a guaranteed hoot! Personally I would say it is only rivalled by 'Caged Heat' and 'Chained Heat' as far as women in prison exploitation movies go. Highly recommended fun.

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