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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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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
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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The dead duck that Sid Haig hits Pam Grier with was real.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 »
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Warden Zappa:No fornication of any kind with anyone ever.See more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Amazing Fun, 15 April 2007
Author: Justin Kelly from United States

In the 70s, a popular exploitation sub genre known as women in prison produced low budget schlock after low budget schlock. Somewhere in the shuffle, there were a few enjoyable gems. Pam Grier (The L Word, Jackie Brown) seems to have a lock on these, as her "Women in Cages," "The Big Doll House," "The Arena," and this one, "The Big Bird Cage" all seem to be the most fun. I'm sure Roger Corman is to thank for these hilarious movies as well.

There really isn't much to the plot. A bunch of broads are in a prison and used as slave labor. They are trying to get out. They have some in fighting and it usually involves mud. The guards are gay stereotypes. Pam Grier doesn't take any crap. Sound like your cup of tea?

If you go into this movie expecting "The Godfather," you may not enjoy it, but if you are looking for an enjoyable flick to catch, this is the one. Pam Grier and Sid Haig(The Devil's Rejects) steal the show here, as their over the top performances anchor the rest of the mostly there to exploit, but serviceable cast. If you like your women in prison exploitation films to be more bouncy fun and less disturbing torture, I highly recommend you start here. If only they still made flicks like this.

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