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Black Mama White Mama (1973)

When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, ... See full summary »

Director:

Eddie Romero

Writers:

H.R. Christian (screenplay), Joe Viola (story) (as Joseph Viola) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pam Grier ... Lee Daniels
Margaret Markov ... Karen Brent
Sid Haig ... Ruben
Lynn Borden ... Matron Densmore
Zaldy Zshornack ... Ernesto (as Zaldy Zschornack)
Laurie Burton Laurie Burton ... Warden Logan
Eddie Garcia ... Capt. Cruz
Alona Alegre Alona Alegre ... Juana
Dindo Fernando Dindo Fernando ... Rocco (as Dondo Fernanco)
Vic Diaz ... Vic Cheng
Wendy Green ... Ronda
Lotis Key Lotis Key ... Jeanette (as Lotis M. Key)
Alfonso Carvajal Alfonso Carvajal ... Galindo
Bruno Punzalan Bruno Punzalan ... Truck Driver (as Bruno Punzalah)
Subas Herrero ... Luis (as Ricardo Herrero)
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Storyline

When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, still chained together, stumble, stab, and cat-fight their way across the wilderness, igniting a bloody shootout between gangsters and a group of revolutionaries. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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Nothing behind but prison bars. Nothing ahead but trouble. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Women in Chains See more »

Filming Locations:

Baras, Rizal, Philippines See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Several VW Country Buggies are seen in the film - these were manufactured by Volkswagen of Australia between 1968-72. Fewer than 2,000 were manufactured - these vehicles were imported into the Philippines and have been sought-after by classic vehicle collectors. See more »

Goofs

When the women are smoking weed on their first night in prison, a pink shirt appears and disappears on Pam Grier between shots. See more »

Quotes

Lupe: [the tracking dogs have been stolen] How are we gonna find them now?
Ruben: [shouting] Well, asshole, why don't you get down on all fours and we'll follow you!
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Alternate Versions

The film was heavily cut for its original UK theatrical release (as "Hot, Hard and Mean"). Video releases used the original "Black Mama, White Mama" title and were cut by 53 secs with edits to the rape of Brent and the torture scene. These cuts were fully waived for the 2003 MGM DVD. See more »


Soundtracks

Ambush
Written and Produced by Harry Betts
Performed by Harry Betts And His Orchestra
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great sexploitation film of the 70s
24 March 2004 | by bosscainSee all my reviews

If you like early 70's sexploitation films,woman in prison,cat fight,or are a fan of Pam Grier then this movie is worth a watch

good action,plenty of nude women,and cat fights,

although this movie is very bad acted and cheesey,

Its not boring and not sooooo dumb that you cant watch it. The action is smooth and not hard to follow with a major gun fight climax. overall 7 out of 10 ..


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