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Juanita Brown ...
Maggie
Roberta Collins ...
Belle Tyson
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Jacqueline Wilson
Ella Reid ...
Pandora
Cheryl Smith ...
Lavelle (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Warren Miller ...
Dr. Randolph
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Supt. McQueen
Crystin Sinclaire ...
Crazy Alice (as Lynda Gold)
Mickey Fox ...
Bernice
Toby Carr Rafelson ...
Pinter (as Tobi Carr Refelson)
Ann Stockdale ...
Bonnie
Irene Stokes ...
Hazel
Cynthia Songé ...
Rosemary (as Cynthia Songey)
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Undercover Wrestler
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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 doctor who is doing illegal electroshock experiments and raping drugged prisoners. After a while the prisoners put away their petty differences and plan the Big Prison Escape. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Women's prison U.S.A. - Rape Riot and Revenge! White Hot Desires melting cold prison steel!

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14 June 1975 (Japan)  »

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$180,000 (estimated)
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Directorial Debut Of Jonathan Demme. See more »

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Supt. McQueen: Don't you realize sex is what put you behind bars in the first place? Stealing to dress better for a man. Fornicating from the back of the pockets of women using pimps. Killing to eliminate a sexual rival. Give me contrition! Let's have redemption! Repentance! Repentance! A worm's death to society!
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Jonathan Demme's First Time

I'm not quite sure what to think of Caged Heat. Don't get me wrong I think Demme is a magnificent director but this…Ugh, I'm not sure what to say. I read that Caged Heat was praised by critics, I could probably see what they saw in comparison to other girls in prison flicks. It didn't have that aspect of a campy movie. It had some style to it which is good. It shows that Demme had some sense of artistic view from the very beginning of his career. You can tell that he took time in planing out shots. The best example of this is when the camera is passing by the prison cells and you can see each inmate doing something different. Those are also signs of good directing. The characters are memorable and well developed. The movie doesn't aim for showing a lot of skin. Sure some of the girls are very attractive (especially the two blond ones), still the movie doesn't rely on sex at all.

I guess you can say this is a decent first attempt. Considering the budget he had to work with, I'd say its pretty good. Its good to see directors work their way up but never forget where they came from. Demme was grateful to be working with Roger Corman and it shows. He gave him a role in Silence of the Lambs. Nevertheless Caged Heat is nice to check out. It's great entertainment that's for sure. And isn't that what films are all about?


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