Nightmare in Badham County
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|Nightmare in Badham County|
|Directed by||John Llewellyn Moxey|
|Written by||Jo Heims|
|Release date||November 5, 1976|
|Running time||100 min|
Nightmare in Badham County (1976) is an ABC TV women-in-prison movie, starring Chuck Connors, Deborah Raffin and Lynne Moody and directed by John Llewellyn Moxey. The film was so popular in China that it was released in cinemas and Raffin became the first Western actress to make a promotional tour of the country, after which she became an unofficial ambassador helping China make deals with Hollywood.
Two girls, Cathy Phillips (Deborah Raffin) and Diane Emery (Lynne Moody) get engine car trouble in a small town. When they spurn the sheriff Slim Danen's (Chuck Connors) advances, they are thrown in prison on false accusations, where they endure atrocities at the hands of the administrators and prison guards. All hope seems very lost unless the girls find a way to escape.
While driving, Cathy and Diane's car get a flat tire, forcing them to get it replaced; however, they get into a confrontation with prison sheriff Slim Danen and are arrested after refusing to give in to him. The two are taken to a local women's farm labor prison, where they learn from an inmate named Sara that the prisoners' lives there are completely and exceedingly harsh; they are not only treated like labored slaves, but also exposed to cruel and sexual torture and mistreatment daily.
They soon realize that the only way to set themselves and all the other prisoners free is to escape undetected and unharmed.
|Chuck Connors||Sheriff Slim Danen|
|Deborah Raffin||Cathy Phillips|
|Robert Reed||Supt. Dancer|
|Lynne Moody||Diane Emery|
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