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The Hot Box (1972)

Hot action and lust in the steamy tropical jungle, as heroines break out of a women's prison and start a local revolution.

Director:

Joe Viola

Writers:

Jonathan Demme (script), Joe Viola (script)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmen Argenziano ... Flavio - the Guerrilla
Andrea Cagan Andrea Cagan ... Bunny Kincaid
Margaret Markov ... Lynn Forrest
Rickey Richardson Rickey Richardson ... Ellie St. George
Laurie Rose ... Sue Pennwright
Zaldy Zshornack ... Ronaldo
Jose Romulo Jose Romulo ... Crao
Rocco Montalban Rocco Montalban ... Carragiero
Charles Dierkop ... Journalist Garcia / Major Dubay
Gina Laforteza Gina Laforteza ... Florida
Ruben Ramos Ruben Ramos ... Mimmo
Ruben Rustia Ruben Rustia
Carmen Barredo Carmen Barredo ... Tomasa (as Carmen Baredo)
Roy Alvarez ... Leyo
Pmp Commandos Pmp Commandos ... (as PMP Commandos)
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Storyline

Hot action and lust in the steamy tropical jungle, as heroines break out of a women's prison and start a local revolution. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Their guns are hot and their bodies are hard! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

R
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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell Cats See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Made under the title "Prescription Revolution." See more »

Connections

Featured in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

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Continues the Jungle Sleaze tradition!
8 October 2003 | by El-StumpoSee all my reviews

Hellcats (aka The Hot Box, 1972) continues the jungle sleaze tradition, co-written by the future director of Silence Of The Lambs, Jonathan Demme. Director Joe Viola and Demme had already worked for Corman on the low-budget biker flick Angels Hard As They Come. They now headed to the Philippines to film the story of four deliberately vacant nurses (including its token black actress) kidnapped by the 'Peoples Army', a ragtag bundle of greasy drunks and lechers, and forced to spend most of their incarceration topless. Despite their hysterical over-acting, they slowly become politicized gun-toting radicals, once they are shown parallels between the corrupt local government and the Nixon administration. It's a real pre-Watergate oddity, doling out its heartwarming liberal sentiments while blatantly exploiting its female flesh.


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