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Black Mama, White Mama

Theatrical release poster.
Directed by Eddie Romero
Produced by John Ashley
Eddie Romero
Written by H.R. Christian
Jonathan Demme
Starring Pam Grier
Margaret Markov
Music by Harry Betts
Distributed by American International Pictures
Release date(s) January 19, 1972
Running time 87 minutes
Language English

Black Mama, White Mama is a 1972 women in prison film with elements of blaxploitation, starring Pam Grier and Margaret Markov, and directed by Eddie Romero.

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The action opens in the South Seas. Lee Daniels (Pam Grier) is the girlfriend of the island's biggest pimp and drug dealer, and she just ran off with $40,000.00USD of his money. Karen Brent (Margaret Markov) is a leading member of the local anarchist group. Lee and Karen are two of the newest inmates at an all-woman's penitentiary.

It's not too long before the Warden ships the pair off to another facility - where they are stopped in route by a group of Karen's fellow revolutionaries who are keen to free her. During the big gun battle, things go horribly wrong - the federals find reinforcements, the revolutionaries run, and Lee and Karen flee chained together. So begins their flight across the island. Each girl wants to go different directions - with Karen wanting to overthrow the government and Lee wanting to leave the island with her money - but they can't unlock their chains. Eventually, the two put aside their differences long enough to save their skins. Meanwhile, hunting the pair is Sid Haig as a displaced cowboy.

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