Charlie's Angels: Season 1, Episode 4

Angels in Chains (20 Oct. 1976)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Munroe (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)
Sheriff Clint
Anthony James ...
Karl Stern
Christina Hart ...
Linda Oliver
Neva Patterson ...
Warden Sorenson
Brooke Tucker ...
Christine Hunter (as Lauren Tewis)
Deputy Dan Winston
James Brodhead ...
Harold (as James E. Brodhead)
Robert P. Lieb ...


The Angels are hired by a young woman to find out what happened to her sister who was an inmate at a women's prison. They decide to go undercover at the prison to find out what happened to her and they eventually find out that the local sheriff who runs the prison has been forcing the inmates into prostitution. Written by Brian Washington <>

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20 October 1976 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Kim Basinger, who guest starred in this episode, had originally been in the running to become an "Angel" but never was picked. See more »


Warden Sorenson: I'm told you made a remarkable recovery. Stomach cramps?
Jill Munroe: Oh no, it was an allergy. I'm allergic to working in potato fields.
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Referenced in Charlie's Angels (2000) See more »

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Utter trash but fun
19 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A once notorious episode from the hit TV show "Charlie's Angels". The angels (Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and Farrah Fawcett) allow themselves to become prisoners in a ridiculously sadistic prison. There are strip searches, delousing, a lesbian guard, beatings, killings...the works. Sounds harrowing but it's impossible to take seriously. I actually laughed out loud when one of the angels sneers at the guard, "When was the last time you were sprayed?" In 1976 this was considered over the top and way too strong for TV. They got away with it because this show played at 10:00. Also the ratings for this episode went through the roof. Today you can see it complete and unedited during the afternoon on TV! Worth seeing once---for laughs.

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