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American women prisoners in a foreign country. Sex and action.

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Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry de Leon)

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James H. Watkins (story), David Osterhout (story) (as David R. Osterhout) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Judith Brown ... Sandy (as Judy Brown)
Roberta Collins ... Stoke
Jennifer Gan Jennifer Gan ... Jeff
Pam Grier ... Alabama
Bernard Bonnin Bernard Bonnin ... Acosta (as Bernard Bodine)
Charlie Davao Charlie Davao ... Rudy (as Charles Davis)
Johnny Long Johnny Long
Holly Anders Holly Anders
Dwight Howard Dwight Howard
Roberta Swift Roberta Swift
Paul Sawyer Paul Sawyer
Jeffrey Taylor Jeffrey Taylor
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Storyline

Carol Jeffries (known as 'Jeff') is a naive American woman staying in the Phillipines. She is given ten years in prison after being set up by her drug-dealer boyfriend, Rudy. She endures the harsh conditions, sadistic head matron and attempts on her life, then convinces her cell-mates to try to escape with her through the jungle, in spite of the knowledge that ruthless trackers will be sent out after them. Written by feardeathbywater

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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1973 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bamboo Doll House See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The character Alabama in True Romance (1993) was named after Pam Grier's character in this film. In the original script, Clarence even mentions that the name sounds like a Pam Grier Character. See more »

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Jeff: What kind of hell did you crawl out of?
Alabama: It was called Harlem, baby. I learned to survive, never have pity. This game is called survival. Let's see how well you can play it. I was strung-out behind smack at ten and worked in the streets when I was twelve. You've got a long way to go.
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A deserving credit to the character "Teresa"
11 August 2001 | by emermagdSee all my reviews

Recently seen this film, and although I would rate this as a better than average "B" movie, the plot was good. I was compelled to sympathize with the prisoners and wanted desperately for the four main characters (women prisoners) to escape.

I would like to comment on an actress who portrayed Teresa in the film, played by Philippine actress Sofia Moran. I felt that she played the role wonderfully and was sympathetic to her character as a victim of the Warden (Pam Grier). I am surprised that she is not even 'Billed" in the opening credits as I felt that she is one of the main characters and provided us with a polished character portrayal compared to the other 3 main characters in "Women in Cages".

Overall I can state that this movie rates as one of the "better" films of this genre and "women in prison films" to date.


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