Lust for Freedom (1987)
Genre: Drama | Thriller | Crime | W.I.P.
Country: USA | Directors: Eric Louzil
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 93mn
HDWebrip H264 Mkv – 1920×1080 – 23.976fps – 1.79gb

A former female cop is framed by corrupt police, acting in collusion with the local judge, and has to fight her way out of the pen, alone, against tough inmates, and the people in charge.

Special agent Gillian Kaites (decently played with considerable pluck by fetching blonde Melanie Coll) gets sent to a harsh distaff penitentiary on a trumped-up drug possession charge. While incarcerated in the joint Gillian discovers all kinds of bad stuff going down.

Boy, does this baby cover all the entertainingly low-grade schlock exploitation cinema bases: We’ve got ham-fisted (mis)direction by Eric Louzil (who also co-wrote the leave no cliché unaccounted for script with Craig Kusaba and Duke Howard), hit or miss acting from a decidedly variable cast, a cheesy rock soundtrack (the titular theme song is a dippy riot!), stop’n’go pacing, clumsily staged action set pieces, gloriously excessive violence, and an uproariously inept’n’abrupt climactic break-out.

Naturally, this honey also delivers all the staple scuzzy ingredients one would expect from a chicks-in-chains romp: A satisfying smattering of tasty female nudity, a ferocious catfight, a group shower scene, some steamy lesbianism courtesy of Michelle Bauer and porn starlet Crystal Breeze, and even a nefarious snuff porn movie ring tossed in for good nasty measure.

Moreover, the usual array of stock characters are a fun and colorful bunch: William J. Kulzer as amiable corrupt Sheriff Cole, Judi Trevor as ruthless head matron Ms. Pusker, Howard Knight as slimy good ol’ boy Warden Maxwell, Elizabeth Carlisle as feisty inmate Vicky, Dee Boohler as formidable felon Big Eddie, John Tallman as vicious Native American lackey Jud, and Elizabeth Carroll as vulnerable innocent Sharon. Ron Chapman’s rough cinematography provides a suitably grainy’n’gritty look. John Massori’s bouncy synthesizer score does the pulsating syncopated trick. A trashy hoot.


Lust for Freedom (1987)