The Big Bird Cage

Synopsis: Terry, a social-climbing young woman accidentally gets caught up in the activities of two revolutionaries, Blossom and Django, and finds herself in a concentration camp for women. In the center of the camp is a towering wooden machine ("The Big Bird Cage") in which the women risk their lives processing sugar as the evil warden looks on. The prisoners are subjected to sadistic cruelty from the guards and fellow prisoners, and all attempts at escape are dealt with...permanently. Terry's only hope for escape lies in Blossom and her revolutionary allies.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Jack Hill
Production: New Line Cinema
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min


[Soft tribal music]

[Indistinct singing]

my kicks, my shoes

my stomps

I'm here for lying

I know you're jiving

I understand

I understand it

walk pretty for the people

I try to get all you can

walk pretty for the people

if you want your man

yeah, yeah, yeah

oh, walk on, on

doo, doo, doo,

doo, doo, doo, doo, doo

doo, doo, doo

doo, doo, doo,

doo, doo, doo, doo, doo

doo, doo, doo

So that's eddy's wife.

She's not at all

like you described her to me.

I try to get all you can

all you can

You know who that is?

That American actress who

almost got the prime minister

Into a pistol duel over her.

if you want your man

That's the wrong chord!

[Plays chord]

No, it's right.

I'll show you the right chord,

damn it.

Give me that!

[Loud crash]

[C*cks gun]

All right, everybody.

Stack 'em up.

[Cocking guns]

That's right, folks.

This here's a stickup,

and that's a natural fact.

All right, come on. Come on.

Give it all up.

Come on. Come on.

You steal from the rich,

you can keep it.

That's my motto.

The watch, the ring,

wallets, everything, take 'em.

[Indistinct screaming]

Hey, are these people for real

or what?



This ain't a nice place

for a girl like you.

Come on.

No, leave her along.



Come on, boys.


All right, everybody,

down on the floor.

Get down on the floor!



[Dramatic music]

Hey, guys, come back!

Hey, taxi.

[Tires squealing]


What do want me for?

I'm goin' rape you.

What the hell

do you think I want?

Oh, baloney.

I don't believe it.

Besides, you can't rape me.

I like sex.

Ho-ho, all right.

Okay, you're a hostage.

How do you like that?

I love it.


Oh, baby,

you really got some class, man.

Somebody's gonna pay

a lot of pesos

To get you back in a family.

[Tires squealing]

Where are you going, to your

bandit's hideaway or something?


What the hell you mean, bandit?

I ain't no bandit.

I'm a revolutionary.

[Horn honking]

[Tires screeching]

Christ, I know who you are.

You're that crazy chick

that's been shacking up

With half the government.

Now, wait a minute.


I can't get a dime for you.

Man, they'd pay me

to get rid of ya.

You ain't nothing'

but plain purple...

[Siren wailing]


[Sirens wailing]

Maybe this is where me and you

goin' to part company.

[Sirens wailing]

Tell 'em I went the other way,

will you?

[Sirens wailing]

[Water splashing]

[Dramatic music]

We've captured

the female accomplice.

What do you think

you're bloody doing, you idiot?

Shut up.

You're under arrest.

You put us in

a difficult position, Ms. rich.

Of course,

You understand that this is only

an informal summary proceeding.

We have to make

some temporary arrangements.

These things

take time to arrange.

I demand to contact

the American council.

Of course.

You may write a letter.

However, your behavior here

Has already embarrassed

your government.

I wouldn't expect

a very enthusiastic response

If I were you.

I want a lawyer.

I've already told you.

This is your lawyer, Ms. rich.

Believe me, Ms. rich,

I have your own interest

at heart.

As your lawyer,

I advice you that it's best

to let matters quiet down a bit.

Yes, it will take time.

These things always take time.

[Soft tropical music]

Hey, you two, get out.

This way, this way.

[Rooster crowing]

[Dog yelps]

Okay, girls, line up there.

Hurry up.

Hurry up.

You, out.

There will be no

special favors for anyone.

The main rules here

are no fighting

And no fornication

with anyone of any kind ever.


I want you to see something.

[Whistle blows]

[Dogs barking]

[Dogs snarling]

You see.

They know who you are,

And they will always

be able to find you,

No matter how fast

or how far you may run.

[Water rushing]

[Crunching leaves]

[Birds chirping]

[Water rushing]


Django is coming!

It's django.

Where have you been?


I said, where have you been?


I've been through the goddamn

forest, you dumb shithead.


Baby, oh, baby.

Blossom, honey.

You philandering,

fornicating bastard!

You went off with

that skinny honky for two days

And gonna come back here

and call me honey?

Now, wait a minute, blossom,


I told you

I was gonna cut it off

If you tried

to pull that sh*t on me.

Skinhead cockroach.


Come on.

Come on, jive ass.

Lousy, no-good...

Your ass is mine, woman.


[Water splashes]

[Pig grunts]

I'm sorry, baby,

But I figured

you needed to cool off.


[Water splashes]


[Rooster crowing]




Django, baby.



What a man, that django.

What a woman, that blossom.

If only we have more like her.

What a revolution

we could have then.

Yeah, yeah.

What an army we could raise

if we only have a lot of women.

Hey, that's a good idea.

Let's steal some.


We're men.

Let's steal some women

for the revolution.

How many

do you think we should have?

100, 200.


Great, man.


Now, from where?


Where are we going to find

200 women we can steal, uh?


There must be some place.

[Water running]

Don't play coy with me, Lucy.

You don't have anything

I'd be interested in anyway.

Hi, there, rocco.

You big stud, what's up?

Nothing's up for you,

bull Jones.

Solve your own problems.

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Jack Hill

Jack Hill (born January 28, 1933) is an American film director in the exploitation film genre. Several of Hill's later films have been characterized as feminist works. more…

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