MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,112 this week

The Hot Box (1972)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  23 June 1972 (USA)
4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 144 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 9 critic

Hot action and lust in the steamy tropical jungle, as heroines break out of a women's prison and start a local revolution.

Director:

Writers:

(script), (script)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 948 titles
created 10 Nov 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
 
a list of 2000 titles
created 12 Dec 2012
 
a list of 1040 titles
created 11 Feb 2014
 
a list of 27 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Hot Box" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Hot Box (1972)

The Hot Box (1972) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Hot Box.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mondo Keyhole (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Howard Thorne is a rapist in Los Angeles: he meets women at work and at parties or he sees them walking down the street, and he follows them, terrifies them, and assaults them. He also ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Hill, John Lamb
Stars: Nick Moriarty, Adele Rein, Cathy Crowfoot
Caged Heat (1974)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A girl is caught in a drug bust and sent to the hoosegow. The iron-handed superintendent takes exception to a skit performed by the girls and takes punitive steps, aided by the sadistic ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Juanita Brown, Erica Gavin, Roberta Collins
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Sex, violence and bikers on an action filled ride, in this film produced and co-written by Jonathan Demme.

Director: Joe Viola
Stars: Scott Glenn, Charles Dierkop, James Iglehart
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Angel, a member of a tough motorcycle gang roaming the Southwest, gets on offer from a major news magazine. In exchange for giving the magazine a big scoop by exposing the inner workings of... See full summary »

Director: Jack Starrett
Stars: William Smith, Valerie Starrett, Dan Kemp
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.

Director: Jack Hill
Stars: Roberta Collins, Pam Grier, Judith Brown
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A trio of beautiful private-duty nurses that practice more than the medical arts must confront underground drug traffickers, racism and murder in their local hospital.

Director: George Armitage
Stars: Katherine Cannon, Joyce Williams, Pegi Boucher
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

There's murder at a California high school, where female students are being targeted by an unknown serial killer, a married teacher hides his flings with nubile students, and an awkward ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Vadim
Stars: Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas
Big Bad Mama (1974)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Mama and daughters get forced by circumstances into bootlegging and bank robbing, and travel across the country trailed by the law.

Director: Steve Carver
Stars: Angie Dickinson, William Shatner, Tom Skerritt
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A camp, affectionate look at women in prison films - the girls you love to hate and hate to love.

Director: Sharon Zurek
Stars: Pam Grier, Anne Heche, Ione Skye
Drama | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A women's prison camp is located deep in the tropical rain forest. Sadistic guards and a warden from hell make life almost unbearable for the inmates, and any infraction of the rules is ... See full summary »

Director: Edoardo Mulargia
Stars: Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson, Cristina Lay
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Teenage nurses give love therapy. Lots of action when they try to straighten out the corrupt hospital staff.

Director: Don Edmonds
Stars: Donna Young, Marilyn Joi, Michael Asher
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A kidnapped diver is taken to an island inhabited by a mad scientist and his half-animal, half-human creations.

Director: Eddie Romero
Stars: John Ashley, Pat Woodell, Jan Merlin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Flavio - the Guerrilla
Andrea Cagan ...
Bunny Kincaid
...
Lynn Forrest
Rickey Richardson ...
Ellie St. George
Laurie Rose ...
Sue Pennwright
Zaldy Zshornack ...
Ronaldo
Jose Romulo ...
Crao
Rocco Montalban ...
Carragiero
Charles Dierkop ...
Journalist Garcia / Major Dubay
Gina Laforteza ...
Florida
Ruben Ramos ...
Mimmo
Ruben Rustia
Carmen Barredo ...
Tomasa (as Carmen Baredo)
Roy Alvarez ...
Leyo
Pmp Commandos ...
Themselves
Edit

Storyline

Hot action and lust in the steamy tropical jungle, as heroines break out of a women's prison and start a local revolution. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Their guns are hot and their bodies are hard! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

23 June 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hell Cats  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Made under the title "Prescription Revolution." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sodankylä Forever: Elokuvan vuosisata (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Here's your chance to save the revolutionary, girls!
5 May 2007 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

In the jungles of South America. Lynn, Bunny, Ellie and Sue are American nurses working at a hospital clinic in the Latin-American republic of San Rosario. They are kidnapped by some bandits, who were hired by Flavio the leader of 'Peoples Army' to bring back to them. Were they would help their poorly treated civilians back to health and teach them of important medical practices. The girls are forced into it, despite attempts of escaping. Lynn after a while sees their reasoning, but the others just want to escape and they do. However they come to be captured by a brutal Army officer who abuses them, but they manage to flee back to Flavio.

Executive producer Roger Corman is at it again, with another mildly entertaining low-budget trashy exploitation fare made in the Banana Republic with some beautiful actresses to burn up the screen. The tone has a minor comic book feel to it, but the mechanical plot (co-scripted / produced by "Silence of the Lambs" director Jonathan Demme. Who he would also go onto pen the Corman films "Caged Heat" and "Black Mamma, White Mamma) is politically hounded with manipulative propaganda and heavy on the moral card. It's straining for depth and meaning as it tries to over-explain points in the surprisingly capable script, which in spurts it manages to capture some meaty moments and the few token unpleasant details (rape, beatings, torture, groping and violence) never takes over the show. It actually quite grounded in its low-brow elements, which might disappoint people looking for something sleazy. However plenty of nude topless scenes involving Margaret Markov, Andrea Cagan, Ricky Richardson and Laurie Rose make there way in. The acting from the sultry four, comes off as too strong and dramatised, but this vibrant quality gives the film some edge and personality. Markov ( The Arena, "Black Mama, White Mama") gives it a sensitive touch, Cagan playfully turns it up, Richardson goes at it in a collect manner and Rose (The Woman Hunt, The Abductors) keeps it wilful. Carmen Argenziano (Grave of the Vampire, Caged Heat, Crazy Mama) potently dons the role as Flavio and Charles Dierkop snarls it up perfectly as the brute of a Army officer. Workmanlike direction by Joe Viola is solid, without going out big. He churns out one effective surprise. It can meander and certain scenes are awkwardly forced, but it packs enough heat when it counts. Like two drawn-out, crackerjack combat onslaughts involving everyone going gung-ho with bullets, arrows and explosions. Gotta love the over-use of the sound when people die. It becomes funny, as you constantly listen to their painful expressions when they croak it. Leering camera-work gets up close, by suffocating you with the muggy air of the vividly exotic locations. The spotty music score gets into the right groove and flavour of the setting. Let those beating jungle drums go! A waring though, this is a cheap revolutionary action story than say a Women-In-Prison yarn.

Somehow it manages to feel fresh with its familiar ingredients, mainly due to the fact it's not just another WIP film and it wants to tell an actual story with a purpose than just to exploit. Entertaining low-end kitsch that's evidently more competent than most of its field.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
overlooked mcmichaeltv
Coming to DVD! Scott_LeBrun
Discuss The Hot Box (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?