The Big Bird Cage (1972)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama

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Grier and Haig are thieving mercenaries who engineer a prison break from the outside.




  • Anitra Ford in The Big Bird Cage (1972)
  • Pam Grier and Sid Haig in The Big Bird Cage (1972)
  • Pam Grier in The Big Bird Cage (1972)
  • Vic Diaz in The Big Bird Cage (1972)
  • Pam Grier in The Big Bird Cage (1972)
  • Karen McKevic in The Big Bird Cage (1972)

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21 August 2006 | gridoon
| Disappointing "sequel"
First of all, I would like to say that I find Leonard Maltin's review of this film rather inaccurate. "Amusing SPOOF of prison films"? Calling "The Big Bird Cage" a spoof is like calling "Die Hard" a spoof of action films because it contains some wisecracks and comic-relief characters. That said, I found this film inferior to its predecessor in pretty much every aspect. It is more exploitative, the direction has no pace, the characters are not as strongly drawn and Roberta Collins is sorely missed (Candice Roman is a pretty blonde, but not as pretty as Roberta). Pam Grier's dominating presence (especially in the scene where she proclaims herself the leader of the prison camp) is not only the best, but one of the few things that this film has going for it. (**)

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Release Date:

21 June 1972



Country of Origin

Philippines, USA

Filming Locations

Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao, Philippines

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