The Hot Box

Though co-scripted and produced by Jonathan Demme, a film so hampered by basic lack of skill that an interesting storyline becomes buried under a whole load of destructive ambiguities. Four American Peace Corps nurses are kidnapped by the Revolutionary Army of a Latin American republic to teach medical aid. Having tasted ill-treatment by Government forces, they become sufficiently convinced of the rightness of the cause to fight a bloody battle on the revolutionaries' side. Their 'enlightenment', though, remains a perfunctory foible of the plot.

Release details

Duration: 89 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joe Viola
Screenwriter: Joe Viola, Jonathan Demme
Cast: Andrea Cagan
Margaret Markov
Rickey Richardson
Laurie Rose
Carmen Argenziano
Charles Dierkop
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