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Escape from Hell (1980)

Femmine infernali (original title)
A women's prison camp is located deep in the tropical rain forest. Sadistic guards and a warden from hell make life almost unbearable for the inmates, and any infraction of the rules is ... See full summary »

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(screenplay) (as Roberto Esteves), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Anthony Steffen ...
Doctor Farrell
Ajita Wilson ...
Zaira
Cristina Lay ...
Vivienne
Cintia Lodetti ...
Katie
Luciano Pigozzi ...
The Warden
Serafino Profumo ...
Martinez
Maite Nicote ...
Mary (as Maite Nicott)
Yael Forti ...
Marika
Zaira Zoccheddu ...
Lucy
Adelaide Cendra
Angela Martinelli
Gilberto Galimberti ...
Luis
Anna Maria Panaro ...
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A women's prison camp is located deep in the tropical rain forest. Sadistic guards and a warden from hell make life almost unbearable for the inmates, and any infraction of the rules is dealt with swiftly and savagely. The camp doctor is horrified at what he sees happening, and drinks heavily to push the horror away. Finally the inmates have had had enough, and they enlist the help of the doctor to try and escape. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The Warden's Just Handed Down A Stiff Sentence!


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"I'll also need some alcohol to disinfect my hands", "Too bad it disinfects only the surface."
2 December 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a state of the art Girls-In-Jungle-Prison-Camp movie. It is loaded with nudity and all kinds of abuse. No wonder the good handsome doctor is a drunk. But there's only so much a decent person can absorb before they stand up and snap back. The doctor is their only chance of survival from the notorious warden and guards.

There is a death scene that has to be one of the worst, most frightening I've ever seen. I've seen a million ways to die on screen, but I have never seen this one before.

A fool could say this only happens in movies... but I'm sure similar events happen all the time around the world. And yes... even to girls! They could be taken advantage easier.

Lets remember the inmates are all criminals to be there, but what goes on in the remote jungle miles from civilization is an unseen, unspeakable hell where people who are supposed to represent authority and teach correction just turn into criminals themselves. The moral of the story; two wrongs don't make a right and good always prevails.

A superbly crafted intense, dramatic, romantic film that is both meaningful and immensely entertaining. Escape!


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