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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!
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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

  (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)

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 »
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Fun WIP Film, 29 July 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Caged Heat (1974)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Future Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme made his directorial debut with this women-in-prison film that mixes the typical sleaze that you'd expect from the genre with some more artistic merits. The story is pretty simple as Jaqueline Wilson (Erica Gavin) gets sent to a prison being ran by a sadistic and cripple warden (Barbara Steele). Soon Wilson, her cell mates and others plan to make a big break and try and get their freedom. CAGED HEAT isn't a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination but for the most part it delivers enough sleaze to make it worth viewing and especially if you're a fan of the genre. This one here really never crosses any lines in terms of extremely graphic material and I'd say that the entire film has a certain charm where it's obvious the filmmakers are winking at the viewer and telling them not to take this very seriously. I thought Demme did a very good job at keeping the film moving at a very good pace and thankfully there's really not a second where the film gets boring or slow. Another good thing Demme did is that he did try to do a few more artistic things with the story instead of just delivering sleaze. This includes a few dream sequences that are well handled. The cast features some good looking girls and all of them are okay getting' naked in the showers. Gavin made for a good lead but it's Juanita Brown, Ella Reid and Roberta Collins who really steal the picture. The nudity level is pretty high from start to finish and the screenplay allows for plenty of humor to be snuck into the picture. Fans of the genre should really enjoy this film and others might get caught up with it as well.

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