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Terminal Island (1973)

It's every man and woman for himself on an island where convicted murderers are dumped, rather than kept in prison.

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Stephanie Rothman

Writers:

James Barnett (as Jim Barnett), Charles S. Swartz | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Marshall ... A.J. Thomas
Phyllis Davis ... Joy Lang
Ena Hartman Ena Hartman ... Carmen Simms
Marta Kristen ... Lee Phillips
Barbara Leigh ... Bunny Campbell
Randy Boone ... Easy
Sean Kenney ... Bobby
Tom Selleck ... Dr. Norman Milford
Roger E. Mosley ... Monk
Geoffrey Deuel Geoffrey Deuel ... Chino
Ford Clay Ford Clay ... Cornell
Jo Morrow ... Newswoman
Clyde Ventura Clyde Ventura ... Dylan
Frank Christi Frank Christi ... Roy Teale
James Whitworth ... Vander
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In the wake of a Supreme Court decision to outlaw the death penalty, California passes an initiative that designates San Bruno island as a dumping spot for first-degree murder convicts, free to do what they like except leave. The main camp of convicts is controlled by the tyrannical Bobby, who rules with an iron hand, and the women are used as sex slaves. A.J. and a group of more free-minded murderers have escaped and gone into hiding. When A.J. and his men liberate the women from Bobby's custody, tensions mount to an all-out confrontation for control of the island. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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f rated | island | convict | camp | prison | See All (95) »

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Where we dump our human garbage. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Djeveløya See more »

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Production Co:

Dimension Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in an alternate future. See more »

Goofs

A corpse lying drowned in water has a perfectly dry head and beard when it is pulled out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Sleaze (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Too Damn Bad
Written by Jerry Styner (uncredited)
Sung by Jeff Thomas
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party movie!
2 January 2008 | by jonathan-577See all my reviews

After the Supreme Court outlaws the death penalty, California circumvents the ruling by sending murderers to a secluded island, where they are declared 'legally dead' and expected to kill each other off. Four intrepid ladies spend some miserable time in the hierarchical sexist work camp on one side of the island, then run off to join the liberated comrades on the other side. There's some pretty big statements waiting to happen in there, and they come through loud 'n' brassy, but they are made in the firm confines of a rockin' 70s drive-in action movie. This is a co-ed prison flick on a cheaper set, with a great bunch of weirdo characters floating around and future Magnum P. I. cast members sweetening the pot. Smart and well made too.


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