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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:

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Trivia

Linda Blair said in an interview that after The Exorcist, she was unable to break free of the young girl as a victim role and so she attempted to revitalize her image. She wanted to show the world she was a grown woman capable of adult roles, which is why she posed for nude photos in the October 1982 issue of Oui magazine. Unfortunately, the photoshoot had an unintended consequence. Instead of big Hollywood pictures, Linda would go on to appear in exploitation and B-films like this one or small TV roles for most of her career. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Val: Far out, warden.
Warden Bacman: Don't call me warden, call me Fellini!
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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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References General Hospital (1963) See more »

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For WIP film addicts, Chained Heat can't be beat
18 June 1999 | by tokyoboySee all my reviews

No women-in-prison film to-date has been able to match the wit, sleaze, and outright gaudiness of this eye candy crowbar classic. Critics in general have dismissed it for years, never giving it the credit for which it deserves within the ranks of its own genre (a common mistake of film critics and dizzy fanboy movie buffs). Only recently have some film guides come around. For example, the recent edition of the Blockbuster Movie Guide rates the film as a modern classic for the genre. NOTE: In the Vestron Video release of Chained Heat those "boom mics" are visible because the film was not matted to its intended aspect ratio of 1:66. In the Japanese matted release (or letterboxed if you will), those boom mics are not visible.


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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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