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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... A.J. Thomas
... Joy Lang
Ena Hartman ... Carmen Simms
... Lee Phillips
... Bunny Campbell
... Easy
... Bobby
... Dr. Norman Milford
... Monk
Geoffrey Deuel ... Chino
Ford Clay ... Cornell
... Newswoman
Clyde Ventura ... Dylan
Frank Christi ... Roy Teale
... 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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Men and Women Condemned to Devil's Island, U.S.A....Where Living is Worse Than Dying! See more »

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The film has the same premise as later films Escape from New York (1981), No Escape (1994) and Escape from L.A. (1996). See more »

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

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Referenced in The Big Sleaze (2010) See more »

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It's Too Damn Bad
Written by Jerry Styner (uncredited)
Sung by Jeff Thomas
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Tropical island replaces death row? Sign me up!
22 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Minor drive-in classic concerns the replacement of capitol punishment with exile to a guarded island. Men and women alike must fend for themselves in this rugged terrain(which looks like paradise to me).

TERMINAL ISLAND takes full advantage of it's many opportunities to present titties and sexual situations. If, for some strange reason, that doesn't manage to hold your attention, there's equal portions of violent action for good measure...it's a more professionally appointed example of it's type, and should manage to please many folks outside the trash-cinemaphile radius.

A sleazy, cheesy champion of drive-in splendor. 6/10.


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