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Five Loose Women (1974)

Five inmates break out of a remote minimum security prison for women. Four are hardened convicts, the fifth was wrongfully convicted. As the authorities chase them down, the cons terrorize or kill anyone who gets in their way.

Director:

Stephen C. Apostolof (as A.C. Stephen)

Writers:

Stephen C. Apostolof (original screenplay) (as A.C. Stephen), Edward D. Wood Jr. (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jabie Abercrombe ... Paula
Rene Bond ... Toni (as Renee Bond)
Tallie Cochrane ... Kat (as Talie Cochrane)
Donna Young ... Sheila (as Dona Desmond)
Margie Lanier ... Dee
Harvey Shain Harvey Shain ... Cadillac Driver (as Forman Shain)
Nicolle Riddell Nicolle Riddell ... Phil's Wife (as Nicole Riddell)
Douglas Frey Douglas Frey ... Presser (as Douglas Fray)
Sunny Boyd Sunny Boyd ... Tears
Gary Schneider Gary Schneider ... Bat
Maria Arnold Maria Arnold ... Carrie
Armando Federico Armando Federico ... Biker with Mustache
Janet Newell Janet Newell ... Calico
Con Covert ... Sunshine
Edward D. Wood Jr. ... Robbery Witness #2 / Sheriff / Pop (as Edw. D. Wood Jr.)
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Five inmates break out of a women's prison. Four of them are hardened convicts, but one is a girl who was convicted for a crime she didn't commit. As the authorities chase them down, the cons terrorize or kill anyone who gets in their way. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Their Virgin Skin Violated in a Hell-Hole of Lost Souls! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1974 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Loose Women See more »

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Runtime:

(R-rated) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Edward D. Wood Jr. is simply listed in the credits as Pop, although he has multiple roles in the film. He also plays the sheriff and his voice can be heard as one of the witnesses outside of the liquor store. See more »

Quotes

Toni: There's only two things worthwhile for a girl - men and money!
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Featured in The Erotic World of A.C. Stephen (1999) See more »

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Superb no-budget exploitation
25 February 2011 | by sean4554See all my reviews

No one will mistake "Fugitive Girls" (the most common title for this film) for great cinema. The ultra-low budget, editing errors and continuity blunders alone guarantee that. But taken for what it is - a 1974 exploitation quickie, a drive-in nudie flick about female criminals - this movie really works. With the legendary Edward D. Wood Jr. contributing one of his finest screenplays and also acting in two different roles, the film won't disappear. "Fugitive Girls" is good entertainment!

The acting ranges from passable to good, the dialogue ranges from classic Woodian nonsense to decent, the music often works very well, and technically...well, this aspect doesn't usually manage to impress. Director Stephen Apostolof deserves credit, certainly, for the superb pacing and for bringing out the best in actresses Tallie Cochrane, the '70's adult superstar Rene Bond (now supposedly deceased) and the strangely overlooked but genuinely charismatic Margie Lanier.

Rarely do these no-budget grindhouse flicks deliver like this one does, and not because of overt sex or violence; "Fugitive Girls" succeeds on it's own quirky charm and likability. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying this is a *good* movie, but a great one for it's genre. Despite all of this, "Fugitive Girls" rarely receives extended mention in Ed Wood discussions, probably because it's such an oddity. It isn't family friendly like, say, "Plan 9 From Outer Space", doesn't feature any of his most famous players from his earlier period (like Criswell in "Orgy Of The Dead"), and this film barely qualifies as softcore, much less hardcore (such as "Necromania"). You get the idea.

"Fugitive Girls" is top-shelf exploitation and recommended viewing for Wood cultists, Rene Bond fans, B-cinema specialists and grindhouse followers alike.

(10 stars for genre excellence, not general brilliance)


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