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Writer:
Jonathan Demme (written by)
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Release Date:
14 June 1975 (Japan) See more »
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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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Cast

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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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Directorial Debut Of Jonathan Demme.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Chained Heat (1983)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Jonathan Demme's First Time, 12 March 2000

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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