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Caged Heat (1974)

In a women's prison, a group of inmates band together to combat the repressive and abusive policies of the warden.

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Jonathan Demme

Writer:

Jonathan Demme
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juanita Brown ... Maggie
Roberta Collins ... Belle Tyson
Erica Gavin Erica Gavin ... Jacqueline Wilson
Ella Reid Ella Reid ... Pandora
Cheryl Smith ... Lavelle (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Warren Miller Warren Miller ... Dr. Randolph
Barbara Steele ... Supt. McQueen
Crystin Sinclaire ... Crazy Alice (as Lynda Gold)
Mickey Fox ... Bernice
Toby Carr Rafelson Toby Carr Rafelson ... Pinter (as Tobi Carr Refelson)
Ann Stockdale Ann Stockdale ... Bonnie
Irene Stokes Irene Stokes ... Hazel
Cynthia Songé ... Rosemary (as Cynthia Songey)
Carmen Argenziano ... Undercover Wrestler
John Aprea ... Dream Man
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Storyline

A girl is caught in a drug bust and sent to the hoosegow. The iron-handed superintendent takes exception to a skit performed by the girls and takes punitive steps, aided by the sadistic doctor who is doing illegal electroshock experiments and raping drugged prisoners. After a while the prisoners put away their petty differences and plan the Big Prison Escape. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Women's prison U.S.A. - Rape Riot and Revenge! White Hot Desires melting cold prison steel!

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1975 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Caged Heat! See more »

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Budget:

$180,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Barbara Steele kept herself separate from the rest of the cast in order to stay in character. See more »

Quotes

Supt. McQueen: That show of yours last night was positively disgusting. Given the chance to express yourselves you went straight to the gutter. Even for criminals you're just a particularly poor reflection on womanhood.
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Women-in-prison lite

As the director of such films as The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, and Rachel Getting Married, director Jonathan Demme has garnered a basket-load of nominations, and a few awards including an Oscar. Everyone has to start somewhere, and this is his directorial debut.

The film features Barbara Steele, the star of the Italian horror masterpiece, Black Sunday, as the prison superintendent. The rest of the cast were either novices, or veterans of B movie films like Vixen or Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

Not the most exciting dialog, but plenty of boobage, and one really crazy doctor.


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