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Jack Hill (written by)
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Release Date:
July 1972 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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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You can't keep these birds caged! 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)
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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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Additional Details

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:
Andres Centenera wanted to be brought to the set in a limousine.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 Jackie Brown: How It Went Down (2002) (V)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
You can't keep these birds caged!, 3 September 2009
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Jack Hill is back again (a year after 'The Big Doll House'), to write and direct another low-budgeted drive-in Roger Corman produced women-in-prison joint in the tropics of the banana republic. This second run-of-the-mill dig is meaner, snappier, sweatier and is a lot more accomplished technical production, but I really do have a soft spot for rough-around-the-edges, but enjoyable 'Big Doll House' that sees me actually favour it over this particular effort… plus it had the feisty blonde buxom Roberta Collins! Nonetheless Hill competently engraves the prominent staples (even adding few new novel ideas) and patterns one hope for from its exploitative subject matter, which is handled in a brightly lit manner than truly beating it down with despair. Sleaze, violence, profanity and a whole lot of socking personality all rolled in one. There's no better to deliver it… a lively Pam Grier and charming Sid Haig come to the show with such an electric chemistry. When they go missing-in-action, you simply crave for them to appear again. Vic Diaz is delightfully amusing as camp gay prison guard and Anitra Ford adds brazen class, but seems to be struggling to keep a straight face. Saying that it seemed more comically daffy, as the script holds a cheeky edge amongst it harden dialogues. In the latter half it became insanely humorous and hysterical. Hill confidently executes it with a little more briskness and latitude, concentrating not only on the posing drama at hand, but detailing the exotically open locations with crisp photography work despite the limitations. The story can open up a notable can of worms, but it's in-your-face and well-rounded flavor made it hard not to simply enjoy.

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