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Writers:
Stephen C. Apostolof (original screenplay) and
Edward D. Wood Jr. (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 September 1974 (Belgium) See more »
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Tagline:
Their Virgin Skin Violated in a Hell-Hole of Lost Souls! See more »
Plot:
Five inmates break out of a women's prison. Four of them are hardened convicts, but one is a girl who was convicted for a crime she didn't commit... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Superb no-budget exploitation See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jabie Abercrombe ... Paula
Rene Bond ... Toni (as Renee Bond)
Tallie Cochrane ... Kat (as Talie Cochrane)
Donna Young ... Sheila (as Dona Desmond)
Margie Lanier ... Dee
Forman Shane ... Cadillac Driver (as Forman Shain)
Nicolle Riddell ... Phil's Wife (as Nicole Riddell)
Douglas Frey ... Presser (as Douglas Fray)
Eve Orlon ... Tears (as Sunny Boyd)
Gary Schneider ... Bat
Maria Arnold ... Carrie
Armando Federico ... Biker with Moustache
Janet Newell ... Calico

Con Covert ... Sunshine

Edward D. Wood Jr. ... Pop (as Edw. D. Wood Jr.)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Pepe ... Dee's Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen C. Apostolof  (as A.C. Stephen)
 
Writing credits
Stephen C. Apostolof (original screenplay) (as A.C. Stephen) and
Edward D. Wood Jr. (original screenplay)

Produced by
Stephen C. Apostolof .... producer (as A.C. Stephen)
S.B. Cooper .... associate producer
 
Film Editing by
Luigi Rogatoni  (as Louigi Rogatoni)
 
Makeup Department
Gerald Soucie .... makeup artist (as Gerald Sucie)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward D. Wood Jr. .... assistant director (as Dick Trent)
 
Art Department
Bud Costello .... props (as Budd Costello)
 
Sound Department
Dick Damon .... soundman
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Birchall .... camera operator
Guy Nicholas .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Marlene Buckalew .... script supervisor
Karl Lewis Miller .... animal trainer (as Karl Miller)
Jerry Morrey .... karate supervisor
 
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Also Known As:
"5 Loose Women" - USA (reissue title)
"Fugitive Girls" - USA (alternative title)
"Hot on the Trail" - USA (video title)
"Women's Penitentiary VIII" - USA (video title)
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90 min | UK:70 min
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Trivia:
Edward D. Wood Jr. is simply listed in the credits as Pop, although he has multiple roles in the film. He also plays the sheriff and his voice can be heard as one of the witnesses outside of the liquor store.See more »
Quotes:
Toni:There's only two things worthwhile for a girl - men and money!See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Sleazemania Strikes Back (1985) (V)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Superb no-budget exploitation, 25 February 2011
Author: sean4554 from Pennsylvania, United States

No one will mistake "Fugitive Girls" (the most common title for this film) for great cinema. The ultra-low budget, editing errors and continuity blunders alone guarantee that. But taken for what it is - a 1974 exploitation quickie, a drive-in nudie flick about female criminals - this movie really works. With the legendary Edward D. Wood Jr. contributing one of his finest screenplays and also acting in two different roles, the film won't disappear. "Fugitive Girls" is good entertainment!

The acting ranges from passable to good, the dialogue ranges from classic Woodian nonsense to decent, the music often works very well, and technically...well, this aspect doesn't usually manage to impress. Director Stephen Apostolof deserves credit, certainly, for the superb pacing and for bringing out the best in actresses Tallie Cochrane, the '70's adult superstar Rene Bond (now supposedly deceased) and the strangely overlooked but genuinely charismatic Margie Lanier.

Rarely do these no-budget grindhouse flicks deliver like this one does, and not because of overt sex or violence; "Fugitive Girls" succeeds on it's own quirky charm and likability. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying this is a *good* movie, but a great one for it's genre. Despite all of this, "Fugitive Girls" rarely receives extended mention in Ed Wood discussions, probably because it's such an oddity. It isn't family friendly like, say, "Plan 9 From Outer Space", doesn't feature any of his most famous players from his earlier period (like Criswell in "Orgy Of The Dead"), and this film barely qualifies as softcore, much less hardcore (such as "Necromania"). You get the idea.

"Fugitive Girls" is top-shelf exploitation and recommended viewing for Wood cultists, Rene Bond fans, B-cinema specialists and grindhouse followers alike.

(10 stars for genre excellence, not general brilliance)

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