Jailbird Rock (1988)

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A young dancer protecting her mother from her abusive stepfather is forced to shoot him. She is convicted and sent to prison. The inmates hatch an escape plan, part of which is to put on a musical show to cover the attempted breakout.


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22 March 2002 | kargman
Flashdance goes to prison.
This women in prison film, clearly sold to SOMEBODY as "Flashdance goes to prison" is a midlly entertaining noodel that takes itself way 'too seriously. It's got the full round of women in prison Usual Suspects, including the nude shower/delousing scene, the body cavity search scene, the knife fight scene, the attempted lesbian rape scene/fight scene, the corrupt prison guard, the evil lesbian bitch prisoner that runs it all, etc., lacking only the jailhouse riot to round out the cliche roster.

Considering how by the numbers the movie is, and how silly the conceit is (dance as rehabilitation for hardcore prisoners) you'd think they'd have had more fun with it, but the movie is played kinda straight, which is its downfall. Plus the acting is generally so bad that the voices all sound dubbed even though they're not.

It's not exploitive enough to be a good exploitation flick, and not enough of anything else to be any other kind of flick. If it's on cable, might be tuning in if you have something else to do in the meantime.

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Release Date:

14 July 1988



Country of Origin

Argentina, USA, Panama

Filming Locations

Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina

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