STUCK! is director Steve Balderson’s homage to film noir women-in-prison films. Faithfully re-producing the genre with a modern, tongue-in-cheek twist, expect all the hallmarks of a classic prison movie complete with a wrongly accused heroine, hard boiled dames, diabolical alliances, forbidden love, cat-fighting cuties, a sadistic warden, and corrupt prison guards.
STUCK! stars Karen Black, Susan Traylor, Jane Wiedlin, Mink Stole, Stacy Cunningham, Starina Johnson and Pleasant Gehman. It’s the story of Daisy, an innocent young woman framed for killing her mother. Condemned by the press and the public, Daisy is found guilty of murder and sentenced to die by hanging. This jazzy, finger-snapping, broads-behind-bars film is a throwback to another era, with terse Tennessee Williams-style verbal sparring, non-stop action and enough bad-girl jailhouse hi-jinks to make the audience lose the distinction between good and evil.
Steve Balderson has made a masterpiece!! He has taken campy prison girl movies and twisted it with noir-like elements. A tragic heroine who is falsely accused of murder. The one pointing the finger is none other than the infamous Karen Black!
Karen Black-the best kept secret of Hollywood. You couldn’t get a better actress to play a role. All the other actresses are amazing as well–Susan Traylor, Mink Stole, Jane Wiedlin, Starina Johnson, Stacy Cunningham, Pleasant Gehman–each of these women did a fantastic job.
So here is the story…
Poor little Daisy lives the life–and when I say life I mean she is trapped taking care of her sick mother. But Daisy doesn’t mind. She loves her mother–but does she love her mother too much that death is the only answer. Well when Daisy returns home with the groceries she ends up getting into a struggle with her mother over a gun, where a neighbor begins to watch the struggle. That’s when it all changes for Daisy.
She goes to trial and ends up in prison with four other women already on death row. Each of them tormented by one female guard they call “Amazon”. Through out the movie Daisy tries to prove her innocence, but they don’t believe her and the only person who may know the truth is struggling herself on whether of not she should admit to being wrong.
And that brings us to the end…Does the neighbor fess up about possibly being wrong about what she saw that faithful day, so Daisy could go home and live her life? You should watch the movie to find out.
What I think about this movie…I loved it!! I give if five stars. This movie talks about cages–Daisy lived in a cage her whole life. The cage was a house where she took care of her mother and then the prison where she waited for life. It’s amazing how well it was all portrayed. Also how each character had their own tragic life.
Princess- she killed her own child, which broke her mentally. She’s now MeMe’s child.
MeMe-she is the black widow. She couldn’t stop killing because it just became habit.
Esther- Is in for tax evasion and killing feds.
Dutch- a prostitute who killed a cop.
Daisy-the main character, who is accused of killing her mother.
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