Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
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Angels in Chains 

The agency is hired by Christine Hunter, who is trying to locate her sister, Elizabeth Hunter, they each other's only family. What Christine knows is that Elizabeth was arrested in Pine ... See full summary »


Phil Bondelli


Ivan Goff (created by), Ben Roberts (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Jackson ... Sabrina Duncan
Farrah Fawcett ... Jill Munroe (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)
Jaclyn Smith ... Kelly Garrett
David Doyle ... John Bosley
David Huddleston ... Sheriff Clint
Anthony James ... Karl Stern
Christina Hart ... Billie
Mary Woronov ... Maxine
Kim Basinger ... Linda Oliver
Neva Patterson ... Warden Sorenson
Brooke Tucker Brooke Tucker ... Fran
Lauren Tewes ... Christine Hunter (as Lauren Tewis)
Brian Cutler ... Deputy Dan Winston
James Brodhead James Brodhead ... Harold (as James E. Brodhead)
Robert P. Lieb Robert P. Lieb ... Doctor


The agency is hired by Christine Hunter, who is trying to locate her sister, Elizabeth Hunter, they each other's only family. What Christine knows is that Elizabeth was arrested in Pine Parish, Louisiana on trumped up drug possession charges as she was backpacking though the area, and sentenced to one year incarceration at the Pine Parish Prison Farm for Women. Christine had never been able to see Elizabeth in prison, the prison officials always giving one excuse or another. What Christine has subsequently been told is that Elizabeth has since been paroled. However, Christine is certain that if Elizabeth had indeed been released, she would have been in contact. With only Pine Parish Deputy Sheriff Dan Winston helping them in being a contact - he who admits he has been kept on the outside of any of the prison's affairs - the Angels may be in for a difficult case as they have to get inside the prison as inmates themselves. Once inside, they have to gain the confidence of the other ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

20 October 1976 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The exterior of the prison-run "bordello" that the Angels are taken to is the Walton homestead from The Waltons (1971) See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


Maxine: You have half an hour to get ready, girls.
Kelly Garrett: Ready for what?
Maxine: You're going to a party. And believe me, it's an invitation you can't refuse.
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References Laverne & Shirley (1976) See more »

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Cheesy, trashy fun!
28 December 2006 | by AlonzoQuijanaSee all my reviews

Deliciously cheesy 1970s T&A television! Was shrieking with laughter during the gratuitous strip search / shower scene and the delousing spray treatment by prison guard "Maxine." And all the southern prison clichés were hauled out: corrupt southern sheriff, the leering, inbred-looking deputy, the Dukes of Hazard - like car chase, the work farm and the hints of cell block lesbianism. Better still, the production values: the cheap interior sets, and the California exteriors (the episode was set in fictitious Pine Parish, Louisiana, but the browned hills and dust betray the S. California back lot.) And then the cocktail dresses for the cat house. Great fun! A must see classic of 1970s television.

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