Prison of Secrets

Prison of Secrets

Fred Gerber (1997)

15 Certificate


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

Actor Stephanie Zimbalist
Actor Finola Hughes
Actor Gary Frank
Actor Rusty Schwimmer
Actor Dan Lauria
Director Fred Gerber
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and sex scenes.