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When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, ... See full summary »

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Zaldy Zshornack ...
Ernesto
Laurie Burton ...
Warden Logan
Eddie Garcia ...
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Alona Alegre ...
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Vic Diaz ...
Vic Cheng
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Lotis Key ...
Jeanette
Alfonso Carvajal ...
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Bruno Punzalan ...
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Subas Herrero ...
Luis (as Ricardo Herrero)
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When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, still chained together, stumble, stab, and cat-fight their way across the wilderness, igniting a bloody shootout between gangsters and a group of revolutionaries. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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Chicks in Chains... on the lam from a prison hell - manacled together by hate and the strange ideas a woman gets after 1000 nights without a man. See more »

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19 January 1973 (USA)  »

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Several VW Country Buggies are seen in the film - these were manufactured by Volkswagen of Australia between 1968-72. Fewer than 2,000 were manufactured - these vehicles were imported into the Philippines and have been sought-after by classic vehicle collectors. See more »

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When the women are smoking weed on their first night in prison, a pink shirt appears and disappears on Pam Grier between shots. See more »

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Lupe: [the tracking dogs have been stolen] How are we gonna find them now?
Ruben: [shouting] Well, asshole, why don't you get down on all fours and we'll follow you!
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12 June 1999 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

Dig it! You've got your black mama. You've got your white mama. You've got your lesbian prison guards. You've got your female prison shower scene. (That lasts about 5 minutes). You've got your tough Filipino gangsters. You've got your corrupt police man. You've got a Che Guevara like revolutionary leader. Put this together and what do you get? Pure cinematic goodness. This isn't a great movie. But hell, its a lot of fun. Pam Grier is great as usual as one of the mama's.(I'll let you guess which one.) Plenty of violence and nudity to spare. Don't go looking for this in the family section of your video store. Oh yeah, the story was written by Jonathan Demme. (Seriously!)


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