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Caged Heat (1974)

In a women's prison, a group of inmates band together to combat the repressive and abusive policies of the warden.

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Pinter (as Tobi Carr Refelson)
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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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Caged Females  »

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

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Supt. McQueen: Y'know I had the most strangest dream, most disturbing, last night; disturbing - but oddly gratifying.
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Referenced in Supernatural: Caged Heat (2010) See more »

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Well-made but very unpleasant
15 July 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young woman (Erica Gavin) is arrested for helping two men in a bank holdup. She's thrown into a prison run by a sadistic warden (Barbara Steele). There the guards treat the prisoners like dirt and the prison doctor regularly gives them lobotomies or electroshock therapy. With another prisoner (Juanita Browne) Gavin plans a break out...but is it possible?

Jonathan Demme's directorial debut has been highly praised over the years. Critics loved it and it has a cult following. There's plenty of action, likable characters, moves fairly quick, has great acting by Gavin and Steele and a GREAT ending. Still it also has laughable dialogue, some REALLY bizarre dream sequences that add nothing to the story, bad acting and truly sick moments seeing how badly the women are being treated. So it is well-done and all but extremely unpleasant.


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