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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 »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
User Reviews:
Sloppy and unpleasant 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)

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)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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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Trivia:
The film was rejected for UK cinema in 1980.See more »
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Sloppy and unpleasant, 12 May 2007
Author: gridoon

"Escape from Hell" is not made with enough artistry to disguise what it is: crass exploitation. The direction and writing are both sloppy: for example, the camera-work during the fight between Cintia Lodetti and Ajita Wilson is so bad that you can barely make out what's happening; also, if the alcoholic-but-kind-hearted doctor hadn't killed the warden, the guards would never have followed him and the girls after their escape - the "fake plague" plan had worked fine until then but he just had to ruin it. I would have given this film a 4 out of 10 (the sweaty lesbian scene is not bad and Christina Lai has an amazingly beautiful face and body), but a particularly disgusting scene of abuse forced me to cut 2 more points. Of course some sickos will take that as a recommendation. After all, one thing even more disturbing than this film is that some people actually gave it positive reviews!

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