Saturday, August 05, 2006

"Time Served" review

Time Served (1999)

Directed by Glen Pitre
Writing credits Michael Melon Paul Pompian

Catherine Oxenberg.... Sarah McKinney
Jeff Fahey.... Patrick Berlington
Louise Fletcher.... Warden Mildred Reinecke
Bo Hopkins.... Mr. D

I bought this video for three bucks. Oxenberg takes the rap for the murder of her abusive husband. She ends up in a women's prison. Thankfully, this prison has a progressive work release program. If she would just agree to dance topless at a local bar, she may shave some time off. After a little abuse, she decides stripping is not such a bad idea. Eventually she takes the bus over to the nudie bar. The rest of the flick has a lot of strip club scenes as Oxenberg fights for her freedom. Yes, it's two movies in one. "Time Served" can't decide if it wants to be a women's prison flick or a stripper movie. In the end, the stripper movie prevails. Since all they really wanted was to show some naked breasts, keeping the action in the strip club made the most sense. While "Time Served" sounds like an exploitation fan's dream come true, the filmmaker's hearts really weren't into the abusive, violent side of the women's prison genre. But, as we all know, any movie with strip club scenes must be good on some level. Overall, it was a decent B-flick. It's worth a look.

SCORE: 2.5 out of 4 stripping prisoners

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