This is a surprisingly good Women In Prison film apparently made in Brazil in 1984. The production values are higher than you might expect and the cinematography is surprisingly good, especially in the latter part of the movie. The festivities are helped out a lot by a lovely Brazilian beauty named Suzane Carvalho.
Suzane has a junkie brother who shoots and kills a drug pusher. She tells him to flee and she takes the rap for the murder, thinking that they'll give a woman a lesser sentence for the crime. She's thrown in the slammer with a bunch of hot-blooded Brazilian beauties that always seem to be naked. She's put in a cell with about 7 other women. One woman is the queen bee of the cell, and she's horny. So, the other women strip our innocent fish and then whip her with wet towels. Then our queen bee jumps on top of her to get a little forced intimacy.
Her injuries from the towel whipping are pretty bad, so she's sent to the infirmary. The lesbian "head matron" wants to know who did it to her, but she won't talk, so she and a guard take the fish to the showers and hose her down, trying to get her to talk. The force of the water rips her shirt open. But the fish doesn't talk and is sent back to the infirmary. Next, while still in the infirmary, three guys who were associates of the drug pusher who was killed sneak into the prison and attempt to hang her, putting a noose around her neck and hoisting her into midair. The lights are flipped on and the thugs scatter and our fish is saved from being hanged, but again, she has sustained quite a bit of injuries. Things aren't going well for this woman at all. The doctor in charge takes a special interest in the woman (who wouldn't?). He finds out that it was actually her brother who committed the murder and he tries to get the brother to confess so our fish, Angela, can be released before she's killed. But being a worthless junkie, he won't.
Meanwhile, after Angela has recuperated a bit, she is invited into the head matron's office. The head matron tells her that she can protect her if she would only show her some affection, and the matron puts the moves on her. At first Angela resists, but the next thing you know, they are in a surprisingly explicit lesbian love tryst, complete with full frontal nudity, French kissing, the works. Pretty hot stuff for these sorts of movies!
Meanwhile, Angela's brother commits suicide and leaves a note behind confessing to the murder of the drug pusher. The prison doctor and the local authorities immediately get a judge to sign papers to have Angela released from prison.
But before notification gets to the prison, it's exercise time in the prison yard and an inmate tries to stab Angela in the back, but the biggest meanest inmate, who happens to like Angela, prevents it. She then takes the knife and stabs the attacker. What happens next is something I haven't seen in a prison yard fight before. As the guards pile into the yard and tell the women to drop the knife, she beheads the attacker and flips her head toward a guard! Now there's an all out women's prison riot and Angela and a small group of women escape over a wall with guns they stole from guards that were wounded or killed in the riot. She doesn't know that she'd be released from prison if she just stuck around a bit.
Now we're full on into a jungle adventure. A huge group of guards and dogs are on their trails trying to catch up to them. The women can't get along too well, and have numerous catfights with each other. Some are attacked by killer snakes. Angela gets sick of all of the infighting and strikes out on her own. The guards catch up to the women, but the women fight them off.
Eventually, some local guys find the three women who have survived thus far, capture them, and tie them up. They are going to turn them over to the authorities for the reward money, but not before they try to rape the women. Fortunately for the women, Angela shows up with her gun and all of the would be rapists are killed by the women. One woman is killed in this mess, so there are three women left, including Angela, and they make their way out of the jungle and steal a truck. They're going to make it across the border. But there's a really big, mean guy sleeping in the back of the truck. He secretly lets the gas out of the gas tank, and when the trucks comes to a stop, he bashes in the front window of the truck with a big crowbar, but one of the women blows him away. To make a long story short, they make their way on foot to a church with children in it, and a huge number of guards surrounding the church. Again, the women are fighting, and one of them tries to kill Angela, but the doctor shows up and prevents it and kills the woman. Now there's two women left. The two women and the doctor make their way out a back entrance, but the guards open fire. The one woman gets to a car and then drives the car into the group of guards, hitting a truck, which causing a big explosion, which kills all of the guards. Our doctor and our lovely Angela are the only ones left standing and they are now free to go off and start a wonderful new life together.
In general, I like 70s exploitation action movies, and this is a good one. Never a dull moment. The dubbing is good. The women are generally good looking. There's gobs of nudity, including full frontal, lesbianism, including a surprisingly explicit scene with the lesbian head "matron", whippings, catfights on land, catfights in water, gun battles, a hosing down scene (provided by a tank that shoots water at the women during the big riot) a big riot, and of course, a beheading. Well, hell, what more do you want? Cirio H. Santiago, eat your heart out. I'll have to rate this movie a 4, because it's not only a good WIP movie, it's also a good action movie