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Chained Heat (1983)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 27 May 1983 (USA)
Young Carol Henderson ends up in prison where she must learn how to survive in an environment plagued by violence, murder, rape, racism, drugs and staff corruption and brutality.


Paul Nicholas (as Paul Nicolas)


Aaron Butler (screenplay) (as Vincent Mongol), Paul Nicholas (screenplay) (as Paul Nicolas)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Blair ... Carol Henderson
John Vernon ... Warden Bacman
Sybil Danning ... Ericka
Tamara Dobson ... Duchess
Stella Stevens ... Captain Taylor
Henry Silva ... Lester
Sharon Hughes Sharon Hughes ... Val
Kendal Kaldwell Kendal Kaldwell ... Boots
Robert Miano ... Stone
Dee Biederbeck Dee Biederbeck ... Bobbi
Greta Blackburn ... Lulu
Nita Talbot ... Kaufman
Louisa Moritz ... Bubbles
Jennifer Ashley Jennifer Ashley ... Grinder
Jody Medford Jody Medford ... Blue Eyes


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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2000 women, stripped of all they had, except the will to survive. See more »


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USA | West Germany



Release Date:

27 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Concrete Jungle II See more »


Box Office


$1,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,252,682, 30 May 1983

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


(cable) | (Panik House DVD 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Tamara Dobson's last role in a theatrical feature. See more »


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Warden Bacman: [to Debbie] Why can't you snort it like the rest of us?
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Alternate Versions

The 1986 and 1990 UK video versions were cut by 1 min 38 secs by the BBFC to remove the rape before the fight on the roof and to heavily edit fight scenes including groin kicks, face slaps and a woman's head being hit against a window. Some fight cuts were restored in the 1998 MIA video release though most of the original BBFC edits were retained. The 2006 Anchor Bay DVD had been heavily pre-edited and was missing the BBFC cuts along with some other edits. See more »


Followed by Dark Confessions (1998) See more »

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3 August 2001 | by MovieMan-112See all my reviews

Compared to CAGED HEAT and other womens' prison films, CHAINED HEAT is the ultimate classic of the genre! It's got gruesome violence, a lot of humor, and lots and lots of female NUDITY! Also equipped with a decent story.

Linda Blair is ok in the starring role but the 3 best characters got to be:

1.)John Vernon's prison warden who has a jacuzzi in his office that's never without a sexy inmate. He also tapes his sex-capades with a video camera. GOD I WISH I HAD HIS JOB!

2.) Stella Stevens' prison guard, Taylor, is a real tough bitch who scares new inmates (Blair) and brutalizes the rest with her cruel orders and unorthodox decisions. She also has an erotic side to her when she tries to satisfy her strong sexual urges by deeply falling for one of the warden's buddies who is only using her for his own personal gain. He is, in fact, already serious with the next character who is the best thing in this entire movie...SEX GODDESS SYBIL DANNING!

3.) Sybil Danning's inmate, Ericka, is a georgous and tough woman who runs the entire prison. She makes unwanted passes at Linda Blair, especially in the BIG SHOWER SCENE where beautiful Sybil caresses Blair's shoulder's with warm water and soap. GOD I WISH I WAS LINDA BLAIR AT THAT MOMENT! Sybil has all the power in this movie. She chooses who she wants and desires and who she rejects and harms including one male guard who's crazy about her. Imagine being so close to her at work everyday and not being able to even approach her. TORTURE!

See this movie and you'll very entertained..you'll get some laughs, some gore, a few catfights, and an increase in libido. Enjoy!

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