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Reform School Girls (1986)

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Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.

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Tom DeSimone

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Carol ... Jenny
Wendy O. Williams ... Charlie Chambliss
Pat Ast ... Edna
Sybil Danning ... Warden Sutter
Charlotte McGinnis Charlotte McGinnis ... Dr. Norton
Sherri Stoner Sherri Stoner ... Lisa
Denise Gordy ... Claudie
Laurie Schwartz Laurie Schwartz ... Nicky
Tiffany Helm ... Andrea 'Fish' Eldridge
Darcy DeMoss ... Karen 'Knox' Charmin
Andrea Darnell Andrea Darnell ... Paula
Robin Watkins Robin Watkins ... Kelly
Winifred Freedman Winifred Freedman ... Terri
James Staszkiel James Staszkiel ... Truck Driver
Fred D. Scott ... Judge Carter
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Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Look forward to a world without windows, without the possibility of escape, and without hope. A claustrophobic world bursting at the seams with pent-up aggression and caged terror! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agria thilyka See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,510,433
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Also from 1986, Linda Carol was the female lead and love interest in Future Hunters. The male lead was Robert Patrick in his first role. See more »

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When Lisa fell off the tower to her death, her screaming continued even after her head hit the side of the tower, which should have knocked her out at bare minimum. See more »

Quotes

Paula: I liked the way you took on Charlie today. Ain't many fish that would fuck with Chuck.
Jenny: I didn't know who I was messing with. Seems like Charlie and Edna have an understanding.
Paula: Yeah. Charlie's under and Edna's standing.
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Soundtracks

It's My Life
Written by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley
Sung by Wendy O. Williams
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Irresistible stuff.
10 February 2012 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

"Reform School Girls" is a deliciously exaggerated entry in the Women In Prison genre. It's all very campy material that the majority of the actors, to their credit, actually play quite straight. The winks start with the fact that its writer / director Tom DeSimone, had previously made another classic, "The Concrete Jungle". Here, DeSimone, cast, and crew clearly have a ball with the trashy 'n' flashy story. Linda Carol plays Jenny, a newcomer to a reform school named Pridemore Juvenile Facility, who mixes it up with both the overbearing head matron Edna (corpulent, big haired Pat Ast, who's an absolute riot) and swaggering top dog convict Charlie (punk rocker Wendy O. Williams, perfectly suited to the role). Also among the main cast is the B movie goddess Sybil Danning, adding to the in- joke tone of the movie seeing that she plays the ruthless warden here and had already played a convict in the earlier "Chained Heat". Ast, Williams, and Danning are a superb trio and make this fun to watch. Carol, by comparison, by playing a more or less decent person (although tough enough to try standing up to the antagonists), comes off as less entertaining. Ast delights in the over the top nature of Edna, setting a stuffed animal on fire and stomping the life out of a real one. DeSimone delivers enough shower scenes / nudity / sex, melodrama, and violence to keep fans content. The sometimes hilarious script features some choice and quotable dialogue. The soundtrack is absolutely kick ass, with Williams singing such ditties as the anthemic "It's My Life" and the title track. The supporting cast aren't slouches, either; Charlotte McGinnis is the concerned Dr. Norton, Sherri Stoner the young innocent Lisa, Denise Gordy the sassy Claudia, Laurie Schwartz the spunky Nicky, and two "Friday the 13th" franchise alumni, Tiffany Helm ("A New Beginning") and Darcy DeMoss ("Jason Lives") play Charlie's flunkies. The movie progresses agreeably through various sordid episodes before coming to a rousing conclusion. In any event, one element you have to appreciate about this sort of thing is the hotness factor of the inmates. It's not exactly boring at any moment, either. There are certainly no complaints from this viewer. Eight out of 10.


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