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Nightmare in Badham County (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  5 November 1976 (USA)
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Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in small Southern town. When they spurn the local sheriff's advances he arranges for them to be taken to the women's prison on trivial charges (the judge ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Cathy Phillips
Lynne Moody ...
Diane Emery
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Sheriff Danen
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Dulcie (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
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Greer
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Supt. Dancer
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Sarah
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Smitty
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Judge
Leslie Albers ...
Waitress
Denise Dillaway ...
Inmate
Simpson Hemphill ...
Governor's aide
Annette Henley ...
White inmate #1
Tom Keith ...
Gas station attendant
Mary Ann Kohler ...
Inmate
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Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in small Southern town. When they spurn the local sheriff's advances he arranges for them to be taken to the women's prison on trivial charges (the judge is a cousin), where they must endure atrocities at the hands of the administrators of the prison and the prison guards. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Where Innocence Is A Punishable Crime

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Drama | Thriller

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5 November 1976 (USA)  »

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This made-for-TV movie was released outside the USA in a more explicit version, proving to be an especially huge hit in China. The film's success in China was so substantial that star Deborah Raffin became the unofficial ambassador from Hollywood to China; she arranged meetings between Hollywood luminaries and Chinese leaders and filmmakers to get Chinese films distributed in America and American films released in China. Moreover, Raffin was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the picture. See more »

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Entertaining but relentlessly downbeat .......
14 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This television exploitation movie is certainly entertaining, but relentlessly downbeat. Exploring, how two college coeds are thrown in a Southern prison farm on trumped up charges, the film has many fine qualities. The acting by a largely recognizable cast is solid and character development is totally acceptable, but there are problems relating to the film's resolution. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no payoff for the audience. "Nightmare in Badham County" is loaded with reprehensible characters, along with two heroines who elicit tremendous sympathy. With that setup, a more upbeat conclusion might have been better. - MERK


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