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Red Heat (1985)

R | | Thriller | 28 May 1985 (USA)
An American woman visiting her fiancée in West Germany is caught up with a defecting spy and captured by those in the East. After brutal interrogation she is placed in a prison along with ... See full summary »

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Christine Carlson
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Hedda
William Ostrander ...
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Elisabeth Volkmann ...
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Kati Marothy ...
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Evelyn Engleder ...
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John Brett ...
Roger
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An American woman visiting her fiancée in West Germany is caught up with a defecting spy and captured by those in the East. After brutal interrogation she is placed in a prison along with sadistic guards and in-mates. As she tries to survive in a world of deprivation and rape, her fiancée fights his own bureaucracy in an attempt to find her. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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Caliente al rojo vivo  »

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'Linda Blair' broke her leg while filming. She had to complete the film, including chase scenes in the sewers of Vienna, wearing a cast. See more »

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The GDR used white license plates, not black ones. See more »

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Sofia: That's not shaving lotion. It smells like shit! And I don't like that smell. It offends me.
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Average women-in-prison exploiter
3 February 1999 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

An average women-in-prison exploiter, but for a change it is set in East Germany during the period of the cold war. Remarkable are a couple of casting choices: Elisabeth Volkmann, best known from numerous silly sex comedies and the TV sketch series "Klimbim" plays the tough warden, and the usually so vulnerable Sylvia Kristel plays the inmates' top bitch (in a red wig), the kind of role normally played by the likes of Pam Grier or Sybil Danning. Volkmann has enough acting range to pull it off, but Kristel is completely and utterly miscast.

Otherwise, this follows the genre rules extremely faithfully. We have all the compulsary ingredients: shower scenes, mistreatments by the staff, cat fights, revolts, escapes, etc. Virtually a remake of Chained Heat.


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