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Escape from Hell (1980) More at IMDbPro »Femmine infernali (original title)

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Director:
Writers:
Sergio Chiusi (screenplay)
Sergio Chiusi (story)
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Release Date:
27 March 1980 (Italy) See more »
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The Warden's Just Handed Down A Stiff Sentence!
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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"I'll also need some alcohol to disinfect my hands", "Too bad it disinfects only the surface." See more (14 total) »

Cast

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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 ... Marie Antoinette, the madwoman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Spafford ... Martinez (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Edoardo Mulargia  (as Edward G. Muller)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sergio Chiusi  screenplay
Sergio Chiusi  story
Roberto Estévez  screenplay (as Roberto Esteves)
Anthony La Penna  dialogue: English version (as Tony La Penna)
Edoardo Mulargia  screenplay (as Edward G. Muller)

Produced by
Arturo González .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marcello Giombini 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Mateos (director of photography) (as Valverde Mateos Manuel)
 
Film Editing by
Eugenio Alabiso 
 
Makeup Department
Maria Teresa Carrera .... hair stylist
Giuseppe Ferranti .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gilberto Galimberti .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gumersindo Andrés .... set designer (as Gumersindo Andres Lopez)
 
Sound Department
Anthony La Penna .... dubbing director: English edition (as Tony La Penna)
Sandro Occhetti .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurizio Centini .... camera operator
Marco Sperduti .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Sante Discepoli .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Marialuce Faccenna .... script girl (as Maria Lucia Faccenna)
Giuseppe Scandue .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Femmine infernali" - Spain (original title)
"Escape" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
93 min | UK:88 min (cut)
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The film was rejected for UK cinema in 1980.See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
"I'll also need some alcohol to disinfect my hands", "Too bad it disinfects only the surface.", 2 December 2005
Author: somethingtotallyoriginal from Canada

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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