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7 March 1986 (USA) See more »
Raw violence and hot rage explode
A young woman is falsely convicted of a bank robbery and sent to a maximum-security prison run by a corrupt warden, where she is forced to suffer various indignities. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Shari Shattuck ... Michelle

Angel Tompkins ... Diane
Lucinda Crosby ... Rhonda
Stacey Shaffer ... Amy
Christina Whitaker ... Rita
Nick Benedict ... Smiley
John Terlesky ... Willy
Faith Minton ... Sheila
Aude Charles ... Brenda

Angela Elayne Gibbs ... Vonna (as Angela Gibbs)

Carole White ... Trouble (as Carole Ita White)

Lisa London ... Abbey

Leslie Scarborough ... Peaches (as Leslie Huntly)
Valerie McIntosh ... Ruby

Larry Gelman ... Doc
Suzy London ... Martha (as Susie London)

Flo Lawrence ... Mother (as Flo Gerrish)
James Ingersoll ... Father
Seth Kaufman ... Randy

William Bassett ... Jordan
Nora Niesen ... Bigfoot
Jennifer Anne Thomas ... Mock
Chris Anders ... Miller
Al Jones ... Bartender

Sheila MacRae ... Bank Teller (as Sheila Stephenson)
Bob Saurman ... Motorcycle Cop

Rick Avery ... Security Officer

Christopher Doyle ... Police Officer
Gretchen Davis ... Prison Guard
Beryl Jones ... Prison Guard
Michael Kerr ... Prison Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Kelly ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
Joseph Long ... Cop at Bank Robbery (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Nicholas 
Writing credits
Paul Nicholas (written by)

Produced by
Chris Anders .... associate producer
Samuel Benedict .... producer
Chris D. Nebe .... producer
Yoram Globus .... executive producer (uncredited)
Menahem Golan .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Christopher L. Stone  (as Chris Stone)
Cinematography by
Hal Trussell (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Warren Chadwick 
Anthony DiMarco  (as Nino DiMarco)
Casting by
Perry Bullington 
Art Direction by
Alex Hajdu 
Set Decoration by
Marlene Hajdu  (as Marlene McCormick)
Makeup Department
Lilly Benyair-Gart .... key makeup artist (as Lily Benyair)
Christine Boyer .... key hair stylist (as Christine Boyar)
Gábor Kernyaiszky .... makeup artist (as Gabor Kernyaiszky)
Joni Sommers .... hair stylist
Production Management
Daniel Schneider .... unit production manager
Jeffrey Silver .... executive in charge of production
Michael R. Sloan .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bea Ellen Cameron .... assistant director intern
Karen Gaviola .... second assistant director (as Karen Z. Gaviola)
Bradley M. Gross .... first assistant director (as Bradley Gross)
Art Department
Paul Duran .... carpenter
Brad Einhorn .... property assistant
Chris Hopkins .... set construction coordinator
Ray Hughes .... carpenter
Don Martin .... assistant art director
John Miller .... lead set dresser
Laszlo Pal .... set dresser
Stephen Andrew Schwartz .... property master (as Stephen Schwartz)
Camille Tyler .... carpenter
Richard C. Welch .... carpenter (as Richard Welch)
Laurie Wolfe .... art department assistant
Harry Wright .... carpenter
Ewa Wójciak .... assistant art director (as Ewa Wojciak)
Sound Department
Jim Borgardt .... adr editor (as Jim Bogardt)
Joseph D. Citarella .... re-recording mixer (as Joe Citarella)
Robert Dreebin .... additional boom operator
Glenn Gebhard .... sound effects supervisor
Charles Grenzbach .... sound re-recording mixer (as Charles Bud Grenzback)
Seth Krugliak .... sound effects editor
Steve Mann .... foley editor
Amir Mashayekhi .... additional boom operator (as Mashayekhi Amir)
Frank McKelvey .... dialogue editor (as Frank McKelevey)
Michael Reilly .... boom operator
Mortesa Rezvani .... sound mixer (as Morteza Rezvani)
George S. Richardson .... assistant sound effects editor
Richard Stachelek .... sound effects editor
David Taylor .... assistant sound effects editor
Tony Wakefield .... assistant sound effects editor
Ray West .... sound re-recording mixer
Stanley B. Gill .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Simone Boisseree .... stunt player (as Simone Boisserée)
Clay Boss .... stunt player
Geoff Brewer .... stunt player (as Geof Brewer)
Bea Ellen Cameron .... stunt player
Jadie David .... stunt player
Eurlyne Epper .... stunt player
Jeannie Epper .... stunt player
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt player (as Jon Epstein)
Debbie Evans .... stunt player
Al Jones .... stunt coordinator
Sheryl Sue Jones .... stunt player (as Sheryl Jones)
Aaron Norris .... stunt player
Cornelius O'Neill .... stunt player
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunt player (as Debbie Lynn Ross)
Sharon Schaffer .... stunt player
Kym Washington .... stunt player
Gary Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh Bleibtreu .... additional camera assistant
Anthony Caldwell .... electrician (as Anthony Quinn Caldwell)
John Carney .... best boy electric
Andreas Crawford .... best boy grip
Thomas Crawford .... grip
Rory Flynn .... still photographer
Anthony Gaudioz .... second camera operator
Mark Hadland .... grip
George A. Hock .... grip (as George Hock)
Kent Hughes .... second assistant camera
Peter Kalisch .... first assistant camera
Robert Keslow .... additional camera assistant
Richard Mall .... dolly grip
Richard Mall .... key grip
Patrick Reddish .... gaffer
Brian Robertshaw .... electrician
Mark A. Shelton .... electrician (as Mark Shelton)
Jesse Tango .... electrician (as Jess Tango Jr.)
Casting Department
Janet Cunningham .... extras casting
Bryan Utman .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shelley Komarov .... wardrobe supervisor (as Shelly Komarov)
Marcie Olivi .... wardrobe assistant
Beverly Val-Brown .... wardrobe assistant (as Beverly Val Brown)
Editorial Department
Chris Jackson .... assistant editor
Angelo Russo .... color timer
Anne-Marie Vitello .... negative cutter
Ron Vitello .... negative cutter
Transportation Department
Edward Flotard .... driver captain
Joel Renfro .... transportation coordinator
Daniel Rothstein .... driver
Craig Scott .... driver
Danny L. Swanson .... driver (as Danny Swanson)
Chip H. White .... driver (as Chip White)
Other crew
Wenden K. Baldwin .... title designer
Carl Bressler .... production secretary
Michael Broidy .... publicity coordinator
Bea Ellen Cameron .... key production assistant (as B.C. Cameron)
Polly Chung .... production coordinator
Lynnda Donelson .... nurse
Jan Evans .... script supervisor
Andy Given .... location manager (as Andrew Given)
Ian Greenstein .... production assistant
Michael Kerr .... assistant: Mr. Nicholas
Lyn Matsuda Norton .... script supervisor (as Lyn Matsuda)
Brian McMillan .... animal handler
Sharon Morov .... production coordinator
Tina Rizzo .... craft service
Andrew Stein .... production assistant
Dan Todd .... production assistant
Jonathan Wolf .... production accountant (as Jonathan D. Wolf)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Cage" - USA (alternative title)
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97 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:R (censored) | Australia:(Banned) (original rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Ontario) (cut) | France:-16 | Norway:18 | UK:18 (cut) | USA:R | West Germany:Not Rated (cut)

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Typical babes-behind-bars entertainment., 15 December 2013
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

Writer / director Paul Nicholas, who'd previously done the Linda Blair classic "Chained Heat", returns to the Women In Prison genre for this diverting bag of cinematic trash. Although it doesn't offer anything that W.I.P. fans haven't seen before, it still goes through its paces adequately, offering gore, atmosphere and titillation in respectable doses. The supporting cast is largely nondescript, but there are a few performers that stand out, which I'll get to in a moment. The movie does have a fair bit of set-up; the main character doesn't get to the prison until 16 minutes of screen time have gone by. But once she's there, there's plenty of sordid melodrama to keep an exploitation fanatic amused.

Lovely Shari Shattuck of 'The Young and the Restless' fame stars as Michelle, whose bank is held up by her no-count husband Willy (John Terlesky, "Chopping Mall"), who's met a ferocious femme fatale named Rita (Christina Whitaker) who has put him up to it. The robbery goes awry, and after all is said and done Rita falsely claims in court that Michelle was a willing participant, which gets Michelle sent to the slam for three years.

You get what you pay for with "The Naked Cage". Lesbian encounters? Check. Shower scenes? Check. Repulsive male characters such as rapist guard Smiley (Nick Benedict)? Check. And of course there's the usual corrupt warden (B movie veteran Angel Tompkins, "The Teacher") who's always got something going on. The ladies in this thing are enjoyable to watch; Shattuck is appealing as the "good girl" heroine who definitely takes her lumps before this is over. Faith Minton has an undeniable presence as butch top con Sheila. Buffs will note the presence of Carole Ita White ('Laverne & Shirley'), who'd already appeared in "Hellhole", "Chained Heat", and "The Concrete Jungle". Larry Gelman ('The Bob Newhart Show', 'The Odd Couple', "Chatterbox") has a cameo as the prison doctor. But it's the intense Whitaker who dominates things with a campy portrayal of a vindictive and vicious character.

All in all, if you're a devotee of this genre, you may not be blown away by "The Naked Cage" but you should have a pretty good time.

Seven out of 10.

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