Vietnam War: A female prisoner, released from the Vietcong,
blows herself up when she meets an army official a short time after her
release. Quite obviously, she was brainwashed. Back at the prison camp
she was released from, Denise (Bernadette Williams) & Nguyet (Gina
Alajar) are brought in as new prisoners, with the usual woman's prison
shenanigans soon to follow.
But it also becomes clear the Vietcong wants
to train all the incarcerated women to be human bombs, & they are
threatenting to use them on US targets should the Americans fail to hand
a Vietnamese general over to them who opposes the communist govenment.
Denise of course soon thinks of escape, but it seems there is a stool
pidgeon among the female prisoners & instead of her freedom Denise
gets a healthy torture. That does not break her will, though, & she
soon plans another escape, involving a guard, Pram (Efren Reyes jr), who
has fallen in love with her, & the 2 really make it out of the camp.
Once having left the prison behind them, they do grow a little casual
about the escape though, getting accomodations for the night at the
nearest farmer's place - who of course betrays them to the prison's
commander. Pram is soon shot & Denise brought back to the camp yet
again, to be tortured yet again. But back in America, the government has
agreed to exchange the Vietnamese general - who, a noble man, has no
objections against it (!) - against the women, & for this
transaction the girls are put into a train towards freedom.
smell foul play though & make another escape attempt, only ending
up being gangraped - but they find out that Nguyet is & always was
the traitor, & they kill her, overpower the train's guards &
take over the train, which is soon being followed by Vietnamese tanks,
but thank god the girls are saved in the end by American helicopters
& the good general does not have to be exchanged after all.
of Vietnam-war- & Women in Prison-movie, with a godawful, muddled
script, no characters fleshed out at all, uniformly bad to indifferent
performances, & an incredibly silly dialogue, all makinbg this a
movie so bad it has to be seen to be believed ... no, actually, don't
see it, it's really not as good as I make it sound.