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Seen on: 08/13/2020

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Vendetta (1986)

Directed by Bruce Logan

Crime | Action | Thriller

Most recently watched by sleestakk, noahphex

Overview

A sexy stuntwoman gets herself thrown into prison to avenge the death of her sister.

Rated R | Length 89 minutes

Actors

Bruce Logan | Sandy Martin | Marshall R. Teague | Kin Shriner | Roberta Collins | Marta Kober | Greg Bradford | Karen Chase | Rosie Flores | Pleasant Gehman | Michelle Newkirk | Mark von Zech | Kerry O'Brian | Marsky Reins | Boom Boom Dixon | Holly Butler

Viewing Notes

Second genre flick I’ve seen this week featuring a woman going somewhere (a prison, in this case) to find out what happened to her sister (the other film was FIRECRACKER). This one is kinda a loose remake of that more popular (notorious?) women in prison film that has the same premise. I don’t know the name of it but I saw it decades ago on Cinemax or something.

Anyways, this movie is pretty dumb. There’s a prison gang that’s running drugs into the prison and getting the women hooked. But this prison which is a correctional facility just lets the prisoners do whatever willy nilly. It’s so weird. And it has one of my pet peeves: they all wear make-up and have their hair done up. There’s some spotty continuity and some lousy set design (they used a college for most of the prison interior scenes and it shows). It just doesn’t look like a prison and makes it all seem very strange. For example, the showers have a locker room but why? Well, because it was filmed at a college instead of a prison. 

Also the lead is a stunt woman in the movie and I’d like to think she’d be a little better at hand to hand fighting. The whole movie just feels sloppy and produced by people that really didn’t know how a prison or correctional facility operates. I give it a mild pass for at least keeping me interested (by noticing all the things a prison wouldn’t have) and for casting Roberta Collins, no stranger to women in prison flicks, as the head guard in what was her last film appearance. Oh the judge is the same dude that is the creepy grandpa in SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT! Recognized him right away.

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