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Nightmare in Badham County (1976)

Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in a 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 ... See full summary »

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Cathy Phillips
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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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Sarah
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Smitty
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Leslie Albers ...
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Governor's aide
Annette Henley ...
White inmate #1
Tom Keith ...
Gas station attendant
John Malloy ...
Mr. Phillips
Thomas Hal Phillips ...
The Mayor (as Hal Thomas Phillips)

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Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in a 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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The film premiered in the US first on TV in a cut version, but had a theatrical release overseas uncut, 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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Greer: You got 2 seconds to get away from that fence Nigger!
Sarah: Raise that strap to me white trash and I will tear your ugly heart out!
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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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The reason why you should never take a road trip through the rural south.
14 January 1999 | by (Reno, NV) – See all my reviews

One of those movies they used to show late at night or on Saturday afternoons on tv in the 80's. Scarred my little mind, with scenes of violence, rape, and racism. Like your worst nightmare come true. I refused to get out of the car in Georgia when driving to Florida every year after seeing this one.


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