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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

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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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Action | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1975 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Caged Females 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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Trivia

The escape scene in the orchard garden was filmed in one day. See more »

Quotes

Supt. McQueen: Don't you realize sex is what put you behind bars in the first place? Stealing to dress better for a man. Fornicating from the back of the pockets of women using pimps. Killing to eliminate a sexual rival. Give me contrition! Let's have redemption! Repentance! Repentance! A worm's death to society!
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Edited into Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

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Rough, dirty, great!
3 March 2002 | by DJ InfernoSee all my reviews

Unbelievable that a director like Jonathan Demme, responsible for clean and sober Hollywood stuff à la "Silence of the Lambs" or "Philadelphia", started his career in the sleazy world of the B-movies..! But next to his colleagues Brian de Palma and Martin Scorcese producer legend Roger Corman gave him the right kickstart! The film itself has all ingredients a good B-movie´s got to have, because "Caged Heat" is dirty, suspense-packed and happily far beyond the political correctness of Demme´s later films! Nudity, soft sex, violence... there´s nothing left out a decent exploitation movie should contain! Two appearances are absolutely shiny: the one comes from Erica Gavin, the unforgotten boob queen in Russ Meyer´s hilarious sleaze classic "Supervixen"! However, the even greater performance is given by the grand dame of horrors, Barbara Steele! Her part as a paralysed and prudish prison director is the main attraction in this rough WIP-flick! Director Jonathan Demme should have made more films like "Caged Heat"! Unfortunately Oscars became more important to him than honest movies...


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