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Scrubbers (1982)

R | | Drama | 1 February 1984 (USA)
Two girls escape from an open borstal for two very different reasons; Annetta to attempt to visit her baby daughter, who is being raised in a convent; and Carol, who hopes to be recaptured ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda York ...
Carol Howden
Chrissie Cotterill ...
Annetta Brady
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Kathleen
Kate Ingram ...
Eddie
Mandi Symonds ...
Mac (as Amanda Symonds)
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Glennis
Debby Bishop ...
Doreen (as Debbie Bishop)
Eva Mottley ...
Pam
Imogen Bain ...
Sandy
Honey Bane ...
Molly
Camille Davis ...
Sharon
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Gwen (as Rachael Weaver)
Dawn Archibald ...
Mary
Faith Tingle ...
Hilary
Lilian Rostkowska ...
Phyllis
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Two girls escape from an open borstal for two very different reasons; Annetta to attempt to visit her baby daughter, who is being raised in a convent; and Carol, who hopes to be recaptured and sent to a closed borstal where she knows her girlfriend Doreen is being held. Carol's plan works, although she is devastated to find that not only has Doreen found herself a new girlfriend inside (who both taunt and tease Carol), when Annetta is arrested at the convent and sent to the same closed borstal, she assumes it was Carol who "grassed" her up and proceeds to plan her revenge. Carol finds protection in the form of inmate Eddie, while Annetta's constant bullying attempts keep her in solitary confinement; however, Carol's world is turned upside-down when Eddie is released from bortsal and her protection is gone... Written by Rhino <rh1n0@blueyonder.co.uk>

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IT'S A CRIME WHAT PRISON CAN DO TO A GIRL!

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Aonde Nasce um Crime  »

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The name on the sign the women inmates put up during the riot said "Hellhole Bitches". See more »

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Mac: [Mac's final song] A Borstal girl came home one day / To find her love had gone away / She asked him why he went astray / He turned to her, and he did say / "Once, you could have been my wife / If you had led a decent life / But you preferred a life of crime / So, back in side, and do your time."
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Referenced in The Gil Mayo Mysteries: Episode #1.8 (2006) See more »

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Sadly, not an exploitation flick.
4 September 2015 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

I saw this expecting the typical WIP exploitation. Unfortunately it is a story told with a bleak reality and stark setting. I also hate to say this, but the girl whose child is in a convent , is so obnoxious that all we wish for is to have ill fall upon her. Yes she is also included in the worst slow motion sequence ever filmed. It looks like the girls were moving slow while filming at normal speed to get the action right then it was going to be sped up to look a vicious beating in real time. Someone forgot yo speed up the sequence and it looks like my kids playing super heroes in the back yard moving in super slo-mo. Actually my kids have better " mad skills". Yet I digress, on with the positive... This is a pretty good movie with solid performances with a few interesting story lines. The most exploitive part is that all the girls are attractive and obviously haggled up for their roles. I gave this a 7 because it was earnest and interesting...it is not " Prison a go go, or reform school girls, but if you want to watch women's OZ, then this is your flick.


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