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Against Their Will (1994)

Behind prison walls, corruption, sex and power make criminals out of the guards and heroes out of the guarded. For more than a decade, the lawless guards inside a maximum security women's ... See full summary »

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Karen Arthur

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Linda Bergman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Light ... Alice Needham
Stacy Keach ... Jack Devlin
Chelcie Ross ... Warden Henley
Tonya Pinkins ... Sondra
Michael Woods ... Capt. Tandy
Giuliana Santini Giuliana Santini ... Carrie
Tom Butler
Aidan Devine
Eugene Lipinski
Ross Petty Ross Petty
Frank Moore
Theresa Tova ... Captain Cooney
Barbara Eve Harris ... Captain Williamson
Kay Lenz ... Lisa Jamison
Christina Collins Christina Collins ... Mackie
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Behind prison walls, corruption, sex and power make criminals out of the guards and heroes out of the guarded. For more than a decade, the lawless guards inside a maximum security women's prison have reigned with impunity - rape, sex for money and illegal favors have become the norm until one woman decides to battle the system. Leading a group of inmates on a risky life-or-death struggle for justice, a ten year silence is finally broken, exposing the twisted truth to the world and enabling the prisoners the freedom to live without fear. Written by Anonymous

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Welcome to the prison where women are raped, beaten, abused and violated and the only pardon is death.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1994 (USA) See more »

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Against Their Will See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Judith's best since she won my heart on Who's the Boss
1 April 2004 | by erik-225See all my reviews

When this movie first began, I was a little teary-eyed to see Judith on the screen again. I thought that she looked particularly emaciated -- but I digress. The passion with which she played her character, Alice Needham, touched me in a way that I have not been touched since her breathtaking performance aside Tony Danza in "Who's the Boss".

The story of "Women in Prison" that this movie tells is at once compelling and painful; the struggles that these poor women face on a daily basis strike deep into the core of the plight of the incarcerated. I was horrified to learn of their forced sexual exploitations and immensely satisfied that Judith Light (Alice Needham) was able to destroy the needless corruption which sprang from the loins of the prison guards.

As an aside -- Is Judith a natural redhead? Because if not, KUDOS to her hairdresser. I was totally convinced.

6/10


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