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Savage Island (1985)

Women who have been captured and sold as slave labor to a South American emerald mine hatch a plan for revolution and revenge.


Ted Nicolaou (as Nicholas Beardsley)


Ted Nicolaou (as Nicholas Beardsley), Mischa Tomski
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Steffen ... Laredo (archive footage)
Ajita Wilson ... Marla (archive footage)
Cristina Lay Cristina Lay ... Muriel (archive footage) (as Cristina Lai)
Linda Blair ... Daly
Leon Askin ... Luker
Stelio Candelli Stelio Candelli ... Jordan (archive footage)
Luciano Rossi ... Cesare (archive footage)
Aldo Minandri Aldo Minandri ... Ruiz (as Aldo Minardi)
Cintia Lodetti Cintia Lodetti ... Lorna (archive footage)
Luciano Pigozzi ... Paco (archive footage)
Serafino Profumo ... Tomas (archive footage)
Penn Jillette ... Security Guard
Dirk Kancilia Dirk Kancilia ... Bodyguard
Franco Daddi Franco Daddi ... Prison Guard (archive footage)
Yael Forti Yael Forti ... Prison Guard (archive footage)


Women who have been captured and sold as slave labor to a South American emerald mine hatch a plan for revolution and revenge.

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Justice is another word for revenge! See more »


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The DVD release marketed this film as featuring the "first film appearance" Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller. Teller does not make an appearance. See more »


Ajita Wilson's hair changes length by several inches throughout the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

Additional footage starring 'Linda Blair' has been inserted in US release. Original European version, without Blair, is titled "Orinoco - Prison of Sex". See more »


Edited from Hotel Paradise (1980) See more »

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Amusing garbage.
15 August 2015 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

There's no getting around it: this one is trash of the most wretched, yet irresistible, variety. It takes two existing movies - "Orinoco: Prigioniere del Sesso" and "Femmine Infernali" (both 1980) - and tries to combine them into one "story". This story deals with scantily clad female prisoners in South America who are forced into being slave labour, and searching for emeralds. Some mercenaries come to their aid.

About 10 minutes of new framing material was shot featuring Linda Blair, who didn't want to deceive people into thinking she was the star, despite being prominently featured in the promotional materials. Linda plays Daly, out to seek revenge on dastardly businessman Luker (Leon Askin).

As you might imagine, this gets pretty incoherent, and after a while some viewers may just give up trying to make any sense of things and just go with the flow. The archive footage is plenty sleazy, and will very much satisfy the exploitation loving crowd. There is a lot of full frontal female nudity, and a fair bit of violence. Not only do people get shot, but they fall victim to snakes and leeches as well. The poor quality of the picture is certainly appropriate for this kind of material.

Linda and Leon are fun, as are a number of the foreign performers in the original movies. Among those you may recognize are Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson, and Luciano Pigozzi. Hell, there's even a cameo role for none other than Penn Jillette, as a not very competent security guard.

The violence, nudity, and frequent action scenes help to ensure that, while this may be dumb, it isn't boring.

Five out of 10.

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Release Date:

September 1985 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Georgetown, Guyana

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