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Chain Gang Women (1971)

A murderer escapes from a chain gang, forces his co-inmate to go along, and aggressively rapes the latter's girlfriend. The desperate duo next invades the home of an older farmer and his teenage wife.

Director:

Lee Frost

Writers:

Lee Frost (screenplay and original story), Wes Bishop (screenplay and original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Stearns Michael Stearns ... Weed
Robert Lott Robert Lott ... Harris
Barbara Mills Barbara Mills ... Wife
Linda York Linda York ... Ann
Ralph Campbell Ralph Campbell ... Farmer
Wes Bishop Wes Bishop ... Coleman
William B. Martin William B. Martin ... Willy
Bruce Kimball Bruce Kimball ... Fat Sam (as Bruce Kemp)
Phil Hoover Phil Hoover ... Gentry
Chuck Wells Chuck Wells ... Jones
Duke Wilmoth Duke Wilmoth ... Prisoner
Edward Schryver Edward Schryver ... Larson (as 'Red' Schryver)
Colin Male ... Prisoner
Henry Fusco Henry Fusco ... Prisoner
Jim Stemme Jim Stemme ... Prisoner
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Storyline

A murderer escapes from a chain gang, forces his co-inmate to go along, and aggressively rapes the latter's girlfriend. The desperate duo next invades the home of an older farmer and his teenage wife.

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Taglines:

Chained like animals... treated like trash. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Barbara Mills' voice was dubbed by another actress. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Plague (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Just About Time
Written by Ross Olmstead
Sung by Ross Olmstead
IFA Publishing-Angeltown Music Company, Publishers, BMI
Music Performed by Don Lee and the Georgia State Farm Boys
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Chain Gang what now?
2 May 2018 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Theoretically speaking, nothing should be simpler and more straightforward than (s)exploitation movies from the 1970s! The title should pretty much summarize the entire plot and furthermore there should only be a lot of sleaze, violence, naked women and filthy male pigs. Show the movie poster of "Chain Gang Women" to 100 neutral persons, and at least 99 of them will estimate that it's a by-the-numbers "Women in Prison" (WIP) grindhouse/exploitation effort. But this is where Lee Frost and Wes Bishop fooled us all! "Chain Gang Woman" is NOT a 'women in prison' flick. Heck, it's not even a regular prison thriller but a sort of dreadfully boring prison musical! The seemingly never-ending first half of the film exists of nothing but footage of male prisoners working in the middle of Georgia nowhere to the sound of dire country music songs. Eventually there's an outbreak, but don't start hoping for any action or rancid sleaze just yet. There are only 2 (TWO!) women in this dumb movie and sadly they confirm all the ghastly rape fantasy cliches. None of the male protagonists has any macho charisma, neither of the females has any sex-appeal and the entire film is boring, boring, boring... There are literally hundreds of worthwhile 70s exploitation classics out there, and numerous of them actually feature the stuff that you expected to see in "Chain Gang Women", so please don't waste your precious time on this dreck.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1972 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chain See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$41,367
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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