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Writer:
Jonathan Demme (written by)
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Release Date:
14 June 1975 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Women's prison U.S.A. - Rape Riot and Revenge! White Hot Desires melting cold prison steel!
Plot:
A girl is caught in a drug bust and sent to the hoosegow. The iron-handed superintendent takes exception... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Overrated but deserves notice for being one of the more intelligent exploitation films made See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Juanita Brown ... Maggie
Roberta Collins ... Belle Tyson
Erica Gavin ... Jacqueline Wilson
Ella Reid ... Pandora
Cheryl Smith ... Lavelle (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Warren Miller ... Dr. Randolph

Barbara Steele ... 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)

Carmen Argenziano ... Undercover Wrestler

John Aprea ... Dream Man
Leslie Otis ... Station Mechanic
Mike Shack ... Jake
George Armitage ... Family Car Driver
Patrick Wright ... Cop at Gas Station
Joe Viola ... Sports Car Driver
Gary Littlejohn ... Cop at Bank
Hal Marshall ... Bank Guard
Carol Miller ... Carol
Cydoni Cale ... Cindy
Essie Hayes ... Essie
Layla Bias Galloway ... Shower Guard (as Layla Gallaway)
Dorothy Love ... Kitchen Matron

Rob Reece ... Mickey Mouse Robber (as Bob Reese)
Valley Hoffman ... Val
Amy Randall ... Amy
Keisha ... Unknown
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brent Armitage ... Family in Car (uncredited)
Sharon Armitage ... Family in Car (uncredited)
Amy Barrett ... Amy (uncredited)
Gene Borkan ... Unlikely (uncredited)
Stuart Brandt ... Donald Duck Robber (uncredited)
Julian Christopher ... Sharpshooter (uncredited)
Hugh Corcoran ... Sharpshooter (uncredited)
Desiree Cousteau ... Debbie (uncredited)
Bob Fontaine ... Sharpshooter (uncredited)
Tak Fujimoto ... Sex Emporium Patron (uncredited)

Gary Goetzman ... Sparky (uncredited)
Mike Gray ... Gate Guard (uncredited)
Donald Heitzer ... Arresting Narc (uncredited)
Cicely Johnston ... Cicely (uncredited)
Kathy Jordan ... New Prisoner (uncredited)
Ginna Martine ... Dream Guard (uncredited)
Susan Nelson ... New Prisoner (uncredited)
Jack O'Riley ... Sharpshooter (uncredited)
David O. ... Captain (uncredited)
Vi Oliphant ... Vi (uncredited)
Bruce Pearn ... Getaway Driver (uncredited)
Gwen Sawe ... Gwen (uncredited)
Carol Terry ... Kitchen Guard (uncredited)
Marsha K. Viola ... Liberated Prisoner (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jonathan Demme 
 
Writing credits
Jonathan Demme (written by)

Produced by
Samuel W. Gelfman .... producer (as S.W. Gelfman)
Evelyn Purcell .... producer
Roger Corman .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Cale 
 
Cinematography by
Tak Fujimoto (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Johanna Demetrakas 
Michal Goldman 
Carolyn Hicks 
 
Casting by
Eddie London 
 
Art Direction by
Eric Thiermann 
 
Makeup Department
Rhavon .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gary Goetzman .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Darryl Levine .... second assistant director
David Osterhout .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Wayne Cartwright .... assistant art director
Richard Fernau .... assistant art director
Mike Shack .... props and weapons
Bob Sheridan .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Curt Holzer III .... boom operator
Clara Noto .... additional sound editor
Alex Vanderkar .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Charles Spurgeon .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Terry Bowen .... assistant camera
Jim Morris .... gaffer
Jack O'Riley .... grip
Leslie Otis .... assistant camera
Bruce Pearn .... best boy (as Bruce Pern)
Brian Swain .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Paul .... wardrobe assistant
 
Transportation Department
Billy Davis .... transportation
 
Other crew
Donald Heitzer .... production coordinator
Lenna .... production assistant
Elizabeth Sullivan .... script girl
 
Crew believed to be complete


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83 min
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Barbara Steele kept herself separate from the rest of the cast in order to stay in character.See more »
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Featured in Some Nudity Required (1998)See more »

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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Overrated but deserves notice for being one of the more intelligent exploitation films made, 1 January 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

"Caged Heat" is overrated but deserves notice for being one of the more intelligent exploitation films made. When released in the 70s, some academics acclaimed the film for its political themes which can be interesting to look into. It also provided sleaze hounds with nudity and cheap thrills to keep them entertained. You don't have to look into the actual political themes of the story to find enjoyment out of it fortunately. Making an obtusely political work wouldn't sell at the drive-ins, and this film manages to be sneakily subversive. It is well-directed and contains much better dialog than usually found in a women-in-prison film.

Still, the film doesn't completely work for me. Erica Gavin turns in a good performance and is the only likable character in the whole film. I guess the characters aren't developed enough for my liking. This wouldn't be so much a problem, but Jonathan Demme obviously put so much effort into the subversive elements to create a quality work, I wish he had spent more time on the characters. Its admittedly a well made film, I'm just not sure I'll ever get around to watching it again. Much better than any of the inmates are the performances of legendary scream queen Barbara Steele and an appropriately sleazy one from Warren Miller. I just don't get too much into the women-in-prison genre and many folks love this film, so maybe my opinion doesn't really matter ultimately. The climax is pretty cool though. (5/10)

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