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Release Date:
27 May 1983 (USA) See more »
What these women did to get into prison, is nothing compared to what they'll do to get out. See more »
Linda Blair plays Carol, a young woman who must serve 18 months in prison after killing a man (by accident)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Linda Blair ... Carol Henderson

John Vernon ... Warden Bacman

Sybil Danning ... Ericka

Tamara Dobson ... Duchess

Stella Stevens ... Captain Taylor

Henry Silva ... Lester
Sharon Hughes ... Val
Kendal Kaldwell ... Boots

Robert Miano ... Stone
Dee Biederbeck ... Bobbi
Greta Blackburn ... Lulu

Nita Talbot ... Kaufman

Louisa Moritz ... Bubbles
Jennifer Ashley ... Grinder
Jody Medford ... Blue Eyes
Mae E. Campbell ... Trina (as Mae Campbell)
Monique Gabrielle ... Debbie

Edy Williams ... Paula
Marcia Karr ... Twinks

Carole White ... Spider (as Carol White)
Susan Mechsner ... Gunderson

Michael Callan ... Martin
Jonna Lee ... Susie
Nicola Dantine ... Williamson
Diana Rose ... Dr. Pascal
Christina Cardan ... Miss King
Leila Chrystie ... Chena
Aaron Butler ... Willy
Lorraine Blanc ... Doper
Martha Gallub ... Miller
Ann Dane ... Harriet
Glory Fioramonti ... PCP Girl (as Gloria Fioramonti)

Irwin Keyes ... Lorenzo
Kelly Lawrence ... Carmel (as Kelly Lawrance)
Patrice Washburn ... Trooper
Jeff Goodman ... Guard
Charlie Messenger ... Guard
Nicole Geus ... Cellmate
Annie Davidson ... Cellmate
Claudia Lowe ... Cellmate
Sharon Hoffman ... Cellmate
Donna Rizzitello ... Cellmate
Chrissie Quinn ... Cellmate

Kate Vernon ... Cellmate (as Katherine Vernon)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Milton Branton ... John (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Nicholas  (as Paul Nicolas)
Writing credits
Aaron Butler (screenplay) (as Vincent Mongol) &
Paul Nicholas (screenplay) (as Paul Nicolas)

Produced by
Jack Cummins .... associate producer
Billy Fine .... producer
Lou Paciocco .... executive producer
Mark L. Rosen .... co-producer
Gerhard Scheurich .... associate producer
Monica Teuber .... producer
Ernst R. von Theumer .... executive producer (as Ernst von Theumer)
Original Music by
Joseph Conlan 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Anthony DiMarco  (as Nino Di Marco)
Casting by
Tedra Gabriel 
Art Direction by
Bob Ziembicki 
Makeup Department
Medusah .... hair stylist (as Anne Aulenta-Spira)
Medusah .... makeup artist (as Anne Aulenta-Spira)
Patti Reichle .... assistant hair stylist (as Patty Reichel)
Patti Reichle .... assistant makeup artist (as Patty Reichel)
Gigi Williams .... hair stylist
Gigi Williams .... makeup artist
Production Management
Maxwell Meltzer .... production executive
Mark Tarnawsky .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy King .... first assistant director
Debbie Pinthus .... second assistant director
Bob Williams .... third assistant director
Art Department
Douglas McDonald .... property master (as Doug McDonald)
Steve Olson .... assistant props
Cricket Rowland .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Anna R. Delanzo .... sound mixer (as Anna De Lanzo)
Robert Jansen .... assistant sound editor
T.A. Moore Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tom Moore)
Jack M. Nietzsche Jr. .... boom operator (as Jack Nietzsche Jr.)
Richard Raderman .... supervising sound editor
Allan Schultz .... sound editor (as Alan Schultz)
Garry Ulmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Howard S. Wollman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Howard Wollman)
Special Effects by
Douglas J. White .... special effects (as Doug White)
Norman Blankenship .... stunt player
BJ Davis .... stunt coordinator
BJ Davis .... stunt player
Sue Fish .... stunt player (as Susan Fish)
Aaron Norris .... stunt player
Sherry Peterson .... stunt player
Don Pike .... stunt player
Gary Pike .... stunt player
Lee Pulford .... stunt player
Eddie Braun .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Bilson .... second assistant camera (as Dan Bilson)
M.J. Elliott .... still photographer
Kevin Galbraith .... electrician
Greg Gardiner .... gaffer
Scott Guthrie .... best boy electric
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... best boy grip (as Dwight Lavers)
Ron McCausland .... key grip
Woody Perkins .... grip
David Schmier .... first assistant camera
Barry Seybert .... grip
Casting Department
Charlie Messenger .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susie DeSanto .... wardrobe (as Susie De Santo)
Elizabeth C. Grudzinski-Seal .... assistant wardrobe (as Liz'Beth Gower)
Jacqueline Kennaway .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Warren Chadwick .... assistant editor
David Ornstein .... apprentice editor
Marge Sokolow .... negative cutter
Music Department
Joseph Conlan .... music performer
Joseph Conlan .... synthesizer programmer
Sherry Klein .... music engineer
Stephen Metz .... music consultant
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor (as Dino Moriana)
Bob Reno .... music consultant
Peter Manning Robinson .... soundtrack engineer (as Pete M. Robinson)
Peter Manning Robinson .... synthesizer programmer (as Pete M. Robinson)
Transportation Department
Mike Clark .... driver
Norman Kaptan .... driver (as Norm Kaptan)
Fal Loa .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Kimberly Bellman .... craft service (as Kim Bellman)
Aaron Butler .... creative consultant
Lisa C. Cook .... production coordinator (as Lisa Cook)
Kirk Corwin .... production assistant
Tedra Gabriel .... assistant to director
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor (as Lyn McKissick)
Christopher Medak .... production assistant (as Chris Medak)
Bob Myers .... production assistant
Jeff Pastor .... production assistant
Adam Perlmutter .... production assistant
Mike Sabsowitz .... caterer: Chow Biz Catering
Barry Seybert .... production assistant
Derna Wylde .... researcher (as Derna Wilde)

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Additional Details

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Argentina:99 min | USA:95 min | USA:88 min (cable version) | USA:98 min (Panik House DVD 2011)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Tamara Dobson's last role in a theatrical feature.See more »
Boom mic visible: The boom microphone is visible multiple times during the movie.See more »
Dutchess:[after drowning Boots in a fish tank] I sure hope they can get the smell out of those fish!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Scream Queen Hot Tub Party (1991) (V)See more »


What are the differences between the R-Rated DVD/Cable TV-Version and the R-Rated VHS Version?
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
For WIP film addicts, Chained Heat can't be beat, 18 June 1999
Author: Cameron Scholes from tokyo, Japan

No women-in-prison film to-date has been able to match the wit, sleaze, and outright gaudiness of this eye candy crowbar classic. Critics in general have dismissed it for years, never giving it the credit for which it deserves within the ranks of its own genre (a common mistake of film critics and dizzy fanboy movie buffs). Only recently have some film guides come around. For example, the recent edition of the Blockbuster Movie Guide rates the film as a modern classic for the genre. NOTE: In the Vestron Video release of Chained Heat those "boom mics" are visible because the film was not matted to its intended aspect ratio of 1:66. In the Japanese matted release (or letterboxed if you will), those boom mics are not visible.

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