Ten Violent Women


1h 35m 1982
Ten Violent Women

Brief Synopsis

Women miners get fed up with their line of work and turn to a life of crime.

Film Details

Also Known As
10 Violent Women
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Crime
Release Date
1982

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

A group of female miners who are tired of their grueling line of work turn to a life of crime. But after they successfully rob a jewelry store, they are arrested for buying cocaine and are sent to prison.

Film Details

Also Known As
10 Violent Women
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Crime
Release Date
1982

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Articles

Ten Violent Women


The eleventh feature film from American exploitation maverick Ted V. Mikels (The Astro-Zombies [1968], The Corpse Grinders [1971], Blood Orgy of the She-Devils [1972]) was his first to receive an R rating, for violence and profanity. Mikels made the grimy crime comedy-drama for only $145,000, having saved money by shooting on existing locations (among them a disused Los Angeles prison) and by having composer Nicholas Carras reuse existing music cues. The committed polygamist, whose headquarters was a Glendale, California castle, also cut corners by casting his "Castle wives" as eight of the 10 Violent Women (1982). Adapting a women-in-prison script by James Gordon White, Mikels bookended the story with a jewelry heist and a prison escape to lend the film as close to a classic three act structure as any of his projects could claim. Highlights include the heroines' rough treatment of a slimy jewel fence played by Mikels himself, whom the women thrash over a deal gone wrong - Mikels would later rework the setpiece for Female Slaves' Revenge (1998), in which he again played a heavy laid low by the fairer sex. Though Mikels and his investors were ripped off by unscrupulous distributors and never saw a dime in profit, 10 Violent Women "stands out as one of the most eccentric of the female rough-trade films" (Bill Landis, Sleazoid Express) and remains quintessential exploitation cinema at its most eager to rile.

By Richard Harland Smith
Ten Violent Women

Ten Violent Women

The eleventh feature film from American exploitation maverick Ted V. Mikels (The Astro-Zombies [1968], The Corpse Grinders [1971], Blood Orgy of the She-Devils [1972]) was his first to receive an R rating, for violence and profanity. Mikels made the grimy crime comedy-drama for only $145,000, having saved money by shooting on existing locations (among them a disused Los Angeles prison) and by having composer Nicholas Carras reuse existing music cues. The committed polygamist, whose headquarters was a Glendale, California castle, also cut corners by casting his "Castle wives" as eight of the 10 Violent Women (1982). Adapting a women-in-prison script by James Gordon White, Mikels bookended the story with a jewelry heist and a prison escape to lend the film as close to a classic three act structure as any of his projects could claim. Highlights include the heroines' rough treatment of a slimy jewel fence played by Mikels himself, whom the women thrash over a deal gone wrong - Mikels would later rework the setpiece for Female Slaves' Revenge (1998), in which he again played a heavy laid low by the fairer sex. Though Mikels and his investors were ripped off by unscrupulous distributors and never saw a dime in profit, 10 Violent Women "stands out as one of the most eccentric of the female rough-trade films" (Bill Landis, Sleazoid Express) and remains quintessential exploitation cinema at its most eager to rile. By Richard Harland Smith

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Released in United States 1978

Released in United States 1978