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The Hot Box (1972)

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

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Flavio - the Guerrilla
Andrea Cagan ...
Bunny Kincaid
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Lynn Forrest
Rickey Richardson ...
Ellie St. George
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Sue Pennwright
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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
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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).

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RAVAGED ... SAVAGED ... Licked by the fiery tongues of "The Hot Box" See more »

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

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Referenced in Lovelace (2013) See more »

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Heavy-handed but fairly watchable action flick
8 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

As other reviewers have already mentioned, "The Hot Box" has been mis-marketed as a Women-In-Prison film, when in fact it is a low-budget action film with four American nurses getting caught up in a revolution taking place in the "republic of San Rosario". This was one of the earliest scripts that Jonathan Demme ("Silence of the Lambs") wrote in his career, and personally I found the structure a bit heavy-handed. I assume that the goal was to make the viewer root for the revolutionaries and against the oppressive government, yet for the first half of the movie most of the revolutionaries we meet are little more than cackling sex maniacs! And even the more "civilized" ones treat the four American women - who are nurses, mind you, not their enemies in any way - pretty horribly. In the second half, they are subjected to even worse treatment by the government side, and finally the revolutionaries are starting to come off as "the good guys" (by default!). Wouldn't it be wiser to try to build more sympathy for them earlier on? I also didn't like the small comedic touches in the film, they felt awkward given the generally grim and unpleasant content. What I did like are the four female leads, who make a likable and good-looking team; their unabashed nudity is most welcome. Is it just me or would Margaret Markov (who plays the most "idealistic" of the four) have been perfect for the part of an angel in a fantasy? (**)


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