MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,572 this week

Nightmare in Badham County (1976)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  5 November 1976 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 249 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 5 critic

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 »

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 948 titles
created 10 Nov 2011
 
a list of 1503 titles
created 14 May 2012
 
a list of 470 titles
created 01 Feb 2013
 
a list of 8003 titles
created 19 Jun 2014
 
list image
a list of 7 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nightmare in Badham County (TV Movie 1976)

Nightmare in Badham County (TV Movie 1976) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nightmare in Badham County.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.

Director: Michael Miller
Stars: Yvette Mimieux, Tommy Lee Jones, Lisa Copeland
Born Innocent (TV Movie 1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls. She is soon caught between the uncaring bureaucracy, the sometimes brutal treatment... See full summary »

Director: Donald Wrye
Stars: Linda Blair, Joanna Miles, Allyn Ann McLerie
Africa I (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A troubled fashion model must struggle to survive after a car accident leaves her stranded in the African bush.

Director: Paul Matthews
Stars: Dorette Potgieter, Greg Wise, Patrick Bergin
Caged Heat (1974)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A girl is caught in a drug bust and sent to the hoosegow. The iron-handed superintendent takes exception to a skit performed by the girls and takes punitive steps, aided by the sadistic ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Juanita Brown, Erica Gavin, Roberta Collins
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An over-the-hill movie producer marries a wealthy, spiteful woman and closeted lesbian just to please his spoiled daughter who then, in an attempt to spite him, seduces both a wealthy ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Green
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Alexis Smith, David Janssen
Panic in Echo Park (TV Movie 1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young black M.D. tries to prove that the community of Echo Park is endangered by a deadly epidemic. But he has to fight his superior in the hospital and city government who accuse him of just causing panic.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Dorian Harewood, Robin Gammell, Catlin Adams
Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (TV Movie 1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A disaster movie opening with an enormous multi-vehicle crash on a Californian highway. After the opening stunt-filled action, a flashback of the crash victims' lives prior to and leading ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Robert Conrad, Sian Barbara Allen, Buddy Ebsen
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young model and her petty thief boyfriend find their way through the English fog to a backwoods manor in hopes of looting it. What they find instead is murder, and when the model attempts... See full summary »

Director: José Ramón Larraz
Stars: Andrea Allan, Karl Lanchbury, Maggie Walker
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Criminals hijack an airplane that not only carries a dangerous organism that is to be used in bacterial warfare, but also five beauty contest finalists.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Henry Gibson
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A family moves into a new home in an isolated area, and soon realizes that someone--or something--doesn't want them there.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Robert Stack, Vera Miles, L.Q. Jones
Wild Women (TV Movie 1970)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Five female convicts are recruited to secretly transport arms into Mexican-held Texas in 1840.

Director: Don Taylor
Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Anne Francis, Marilyn Maxwell
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Peter Graves, George O'Hanlon Jr., Kathleen Quinlan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Cathy Phillips
Lynne Moody ...
Diane Emery
...
Sheriff Danen
...
Dulcie (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
...
Greer
...
Supt. Dancer
...
Sarah
...
Smitty
...
Judge
Leslie Albers ...
Waitress
Simpson Hemphill ...
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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Where Innocence Is A Punishable Crime

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 November 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nightmare  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Trashy but enjoyable
27 February 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Reminiscent of the Roger Corman cycle of "babes-behind-bars" flicks from the late '60s and early '70s, this is an enjoyable little exploitation item. Maybe some think it has pretensions to mask as "social commentary," but don't believe it, and just enjoy it for what it is--a made-for-TV version of those great Corman Filipino "prison-chicks" flicks. Apparently the video version is a lot more explicit than the TV version, but I haven't seen that one yet, so I can't say. Deborah Raffin and Lynne Moody are the two poor souls who get shanghaied into a Southern hellhole, and while Raffin is her usual bland, whitebread self, Moody steals the show from her. She's a much better actress than Raffin, is (IMHO) prettier and far sexier, and has a fresh, approachable, open appeal that Raffin lacks. Robert Reed does a nice turn as the corrupt prison superintendent, and it's fun to watch Tina Louise playing the sadistic prison matron--and Lana Wood is a blast as a lesbian (ahh, where would women-in-prison movies be without them?) prison guard.

All in all, it's a fun watch if you don't take it too seriously--or seriously at all. Check it out.


9 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
you a fan? then lets find out who Alice is + why her dvd scenes are cut shanrockdm
Lana Wood Appearing at Maryland Nostalgia Con pickitwilly
History of this movie michaeljcummings
Discuss Nightmare in Badham County (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?