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28 December 1989 (Mexico) See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Angélica Chain ... Jessica / Angélica
Hugo Stiglitz ... Marcelo
Pedro Infante Jr. ... Fulvio, the Warden (as Pedro Infante)

Lina Santos ... Martha, Marcelo's Lover
Jeannette Mass ... Inmate (as Janette Mass)
Jacaranda Alfaro ... Inmate
Claudio Báez
César Bono
Roberto Ballesteros ... Daniel, Chief of the Guards
Ana Luisa Peluffo ... Inmate
Roberto Palazuelos
Lorena Herrera ... Inmate
Michelle Mayer ... Inmate
Alicia Camps ... Inmate
Oralia Olvera ... Inmate
Agustín González
Clarissa Ahuet
Tito Guillén
Ivonne Cussy
Héctor Reynoso
Mário del Río
Antonio Zubiaga (as Antonio Subiaga)
Antonio Tostado

Directed by
Gilberto Martínez Solares 
Writing credits
Gilberto Martínez Solares (idea) &
Adolfo Martínez Solares (idea)

Gilberto Martínez Solares (story) &
Adolfo Martínez Solares (story)

Gilberto Martínez Solares (screenplay) &
Adolfo Martínez Solares (screenplay) &
Juan Manuel Soler Palavicini (screenplay) (as Juan Manuel Soler)

Produced by
Armando Castillón .... executive producer
Adolfo Martínez Solares .... executive producer
Adolfo Martínez Solares .... producer
Gilberto Martínez Solares .... producer
Santos Soberon .... producer (as Santos Soberón Salgueiro)
Alejandro Soberón Kuri .... producer
Original Music by
Ernesto Cortázar 
Cinematography by
Armando Castillón 
Film Editing by
José Juan Munguía  (as José J. Munguía)
Production Design by
Diana Rodríguez Martínez 
Set Decoration by
Diana Rodríguez Martínez 
Makeup Department
Graciela González .... makeup artist
María de los Ángeles Rico .... hair stylist
Production Management
Juan Guzmán Murillo .... unit manager
Agustín Gómez .... production manager (as Agustín Gómez Trenado)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José Amezquita .... assistant director
Art Department
Fernando Coria .... assistant props
Roberto García .... property master
Sound Department
Joel de la Rosa .... boom operator
Jesús Hernández .... sound recordist
Roberto Martínez .... sound operator
Special Effects by
Arturo Godínez .... special effects coordinator
Bernabé Palma .... action coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Armando Castillón .... camera operator
Martin Garcia .... assistant electrician (as Martín García)
Arturo Ulises García .... assistant grip
Francisco García .... grip
Miguel A. García .... assistant electrician
Inocencio Jimenez .... assistant camera (as Inocencio Jiménez)
José Luis Lemus .... camera operator
Bernardo Mota .... chief electrician
Alejandro Velázquez .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francisco Aguilar Pelegrino .... wardrobe master (as Francisco Aguilar)
Editorial Department
Pedro Gómez .... assistant editor
Other crew
Armando García .... accountant (as Armando García Mendoza)
Juan Guzmán .... chief of staff
Martha Martínez Estrada .... accountant
Armando Martínez .... medic
Miguel Ángel Montiel .... production assistant
Fortino Neria .... production assistant (as Fortino Neria Sánchez)
Leopoldo Sánchez .... staff
Javier Vera .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Curiously compelling rubbish, 24 March 2006
Author: woodsie-4 from Cuernavaca, Mexico

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I can think of nothing to recommend this movie, apart from the fact that for some reason I watched it all the way through. The plot is pure soap opera - identical twins are orphaned, grow up separately and live contrasting lives - one lives an honest, hardworking life with her honest hardworking husband, a diamond struggling hard to reform a corrupt prison. The other is a prostitute and chancer, turning tricks on clients, running insurance scams, golddigging her way through wealthy husbands and living an amoral life. The film follows their two lives in parallel, jumping between the two plot lines that cross infrequently and tenuously, until finally limping towards a frankly rubbish ending.

Thinking hard, one of the best aspects of the film are the hairstyles. Truly frightening 80's monstrosities, they were clearly built by architects rather than hairstylists, and are a flashback to the decade that taste forgot. The hairspray employed in this film must have been responsible for half the ozone hole alone, let alone most of the budget. Which is a shame, as if they'd spent it on scriptwriters who can write, actors who can act, a director who can direct etc you might have got a half decent film. Even the music is frightening, odd synth stabs blasting in at the wrong moment, screechy wails robbing the film of any atmosphere or coherence.

For fans of 80's fashion, towering hairstyles, distorted synth, high camp and irredeemably awful cinema. And mass catfights. It does have a great mass catfight, I'll concede that.

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