This movie interlaces the stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio. Paul LeMat is the local CB coordinator who has time for little else... See full summary »
Jonathan Demme directs this joyous relentlessly kitschy celebration of 50's America: opportunity, rock'n'roll, and the road. He follows three generations of women and the men they pick up, ... See full summary »
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
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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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