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Chained Heat (1983)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 27 May 1983 (USA)
Linda Blair plays Carol, a young woman who must serve 18 months in prison after killing a man (by accident). The prison turns out to be brimming with decadence, corruption and sleaze, where... See full summary »

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(as Paul Nicolas)

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(screenplay) (as Vincent Mongol), (screenplay) (as Paul Nicolas)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carol Henderson
... Warden Bacman
... Ericka
... Duchess
... Captain Taylor
... Lester
Sharon Hughes ... Val
Kendal Kaldwell ... Boots
... Stone
Dee Biederbeck ... Bobbi
... Lulu
... Kaufman
... Bubbles
Jennifer Ashley ... Grinder
Jody Medford ... Blue Eyes
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Linda Blair plays Carol, a young woman who must serve 18 months in prison after killing a man (by accident). The prison turns out to be brimming with decadence, corruption and sleaze, where the other female inmates are sadistic crack-selling lesbian rapists and the guards and warden are no better. Racial tensions are high as the inmates is divided into two factions, blacks and whites, who must either join together against the management or kill each other trying. A sleazy blend of sexploitation and blaxploitation make this movie a real winner. Written by Jonathan Dakss <dakss@columbia.edu>

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White hot desire melts cold prison steel! See more »


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Release Date:

27 May 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cadenas calientes  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,252,682, 30 May 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,149,583
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(cable) | (Panik House DVD 2011)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Ashley did her own hair for her role as Grinder. See more »

Goofs

The boom microphone is visible multiple times during the movie. See more »

Quotes

Captain Taylor: [while giving Ericka a beating] Slimey pig-shit!
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Proof that exploitation flicks rock!
7 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Dubbed by a source as "The Citizen Kane of Prison films", Chained Heat starts off as corny, but soon escalates into a thrill ride full of prison guards as sadistic as the warden and signs off with one hell of a conclusion.

I could give describe the movie from head to toe though it's better that you only have the plot of the movie before seeing it, otherwise the thrill factor will fly out the window.

One thing though, is that certain movies don't capture you instantly and "Chained Heat" is no exception. But don't you just miss the days where movies built up or got nowhere then turned out to be the best thing since sliced bread? I do...


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