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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.

Director:

Paul Nicholas (as Paul Nicolas)

Writers:

Aaron Butler (screenplay) (as Vincent Mongol), Paul Nicholas (screenplay) (as Paul Nicolas)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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What these women did to get into prison, is nothing compared to what they'll do to get out. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Concrete Jungle II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,252,682, 30 May 1983

Gross USA:

$6,149,983

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,149,983
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cable) | (Panik House DVD 2011)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

The boom microphone is visible multiple times during the movie. See more »

Quotes

Dutchess: [after drowning Boots in a fish tank] I sure hope they can get the smell out of those fish!
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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 »

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AN ABSOLUTE CLASSIC
18 April 2001 | by zeu69See all my reviews

Chained Heat is an absolute classic. I can watch it over and over agin and never get sick of it. Its a pure trash classic. It centres around Carol (Linda Blair) who is an innocent thrown into a sleazy prison run by two adversaries Bachman (John Vernon) and Taylor (Stella Stevens). Its a heavily corrupt prison with two main gangs one headed by Erica (Sybil Dannning) and one by Duchess (Lousia Moritz), and with drugs, fights, lesbianism and murder thrown into the mix u know u r in for a good movie. Honestly the acting is hopeless, but who cares? you are not watching this film like an oscar voter, enjoy it

By the way does anyone notice how Linda Blair is constantly being raped in films? (Born Innocent, Chained Heat, Savage Island, Savage Streets, Red Heat, Silent Assassins)just to name a few!


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