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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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Ruben
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Matron Densmore
Zaldy Zshornack ...
Ernesto (as Zaldy Zschornack)
Laurie Burton ...
Warden Logan
Eddie Garcia ...
Capt. Cruz
Alona Alegre ...
Juana
Dindo Fernando ...
Rocco (as Dondo Fernanco)
Vic Diaz ...
Vic Cheng
Wendy Green ...
Ronda
Lotis Key ...
Jeanette (as Lotis M. Key)
Alfonso Carvajal ...
Galindo
Bruno Punzalan ...
Truck Driver (as Bruno Punzalah)
Subas Herrero ...
Luis (as Ricardo Herrero)
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Storyline

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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nothing behind but prison bars. nothing ahead but trouble. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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19 January 1973 (USA)  »

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Chains of Hate  »

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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 »

Quotes

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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Mindless, cartoonlike fun and frolic!
13 May 1999 | by (Here) – See all my reviews

Wow, this one just about defies description! Although the filmmakers seem to take the project a bit too seriously, our stars (Pam Grier and Margaret Markov) seem to be enjoying themselves. There's sadistic female guards, showers, a prison break, shootouts between revolutionaries and police. This film really typifies the genre.

Despite some of the dire happenings (blood flows like water) the film has a light-hearted feel. It's pure entertainment material, and doesn't pretend to be anything else. The heroines, Grier and Markov, really are the shining lights of this piece. One wonders how they could roll in the mud and catfight their way cross-country without mussing their uniforms. Talented women, they are. A funny note, at least in my opinion, is that Grier's character wears black underpants, and Markov's white.

See it, enjoy it, have a good giggle.


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