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Prison of Secrets

Prison of Secrets

Fred Gerber (1997)



Our Score
A tasteful "chicks in chains" movie may seem somewhat anomalous, but this is it. Yes, it involves a young woman (Stephanie Zimbalist) who discovers the brutality of life behind bars, but it hasn't got the obligatory titillating shower scenes or riots in the prison yard. Instead, this is a formulaic yet honest account of the often harrowing conditions in American prisons. There are good performances from Zimbalist and Dan Lauria, and the direction from Fred Gerber is resolutely non-exploitative.


Fact-based drama about a new convict in a women's prison, who struggles to expose a corrupt system under which guards demand sexual favours from her fellow inmates. Stephanie Zimbalist, Finola Hughes and Gary Frank star.

Cast & Crew

Lynn Schaffer Stephanie Zimbalist
Sergeant Ed Crang Dan Lauria
Larry Schaffer Gary Frank
Angie Finola Hughes
Carla Rusty Schwimmer
Franny Kimberly Russell
Maria Tasia Valenza
TBC Paige Moss
TBC Joel Polis
TBC Dale Dickey
TBC Stephanie Sawyer
Director Fred Gerber
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Contains violence, swearing and sex scenes.


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