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19 May 1985 (USA) See more »
The only prison in the world where you break out. Laughing. See more »
Duke Jarrett is sent to jail at the John Dillinger prison. However, the prison looks more like a zoo, more or less ruled by the prisoners themselves. See more » | Add synopsis »
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85 comedy misfire See more (4 total) »


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Muhammad Ali ... Himself (special appearance)

Jeff Altman ... Duke Jarrett
Henry Bal ... Guard Kowinski
Gene Bell ... Vaudevillan
Big Yank ... Bubba Feldstein
Simmy Bow ... Snake Eyes
Drew Bundini Brown ... Himself (special appearance)
David Lee Bynum ... Prisoner

Colleen Camp ... Nancy Catlett
Max Carl ... Vocalist

Melanie Chartoff ... Linda Libel

Robert Clotworthy ... Attorney

Dee Cooper ... Truck Driver

Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Bernie Feldstein
Robert Czakel ... Duke's Trainer
Eugene S. David Jr. ... Prisoner
Dora Denney ... Martha

Melinda O. Fee ... Denise
Gayle Fox ... Bambi
Irma García ... Maid

Stuart Gillard ... Sen. Hodgkins

Graham Jarvis ... Prescott
Dulcie Jordan ... Female Inspector

Judy Landers ... The Bride
Lex Landi ... Krat Producer
Lee Robert Laningham ... Prisoner
Julius LeFlore ... Murray
Frank Lugo ... Guard Garcia

Mike Mazurki ... Bruno
Pat McCormick ... Fallis
Travis McKenna ... Slob
Charlie Messenger ... Referee

Richard Mulligan ... Mongo Mitchell

Kitten Natividad ... Tassie

Joe Nipote ... Angelo Chrispini (as Joseph Nipote)

Ron Palillo ... Pappion

John Reilly ... Governor
Don Richey ... William Gibbons
Dennis Robertson ... Father O'Brien

Rhonda Shear ... Adrianne

Dona Speir ... Card Holder (as Dona L. Speir)
Paul Stader ... Old Man

Duke Stroud ... George
Jaynie Sustar ... Monique

Eddie Velez ... Wetback

John Vernon ... Big Mac

Jimmie Walker ... Shaker (as Jimmy Walker)
James Welch ... Billy Cox
Pete Willcox ... Melvin

Nicholas Worth ... Animal

Dey Young ... Vicki Norris
Joel Zurlo ... Unit Manager
Ron Zwang ... Arthur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jimmy Williams ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Directed by
George Mendeluk 
Writing credits
Franelle Silver (story) &
Ron Zwang (story) &
George Mendeluk (story) and
Dee Caruso (story) &
Peter Wilson (story)

Franelle Silver (screenplay) &
Ron Zwang (screenplay) and
Dee Caruso (screenplay)

Produced by
Leonard C. Kroll .... executive producer
Bruce Mallen .... producer
Carol Mallen .... executive producer
George Mendeluk .... producer
Ken Sheppard .... executive producer
Original Music by
Charles Fox 
Cinematography by
Ronald Víctor García  (as Ronald V. García)
Film Editing by
Stanford C. Allen 
Hubert de La Bouillerie  (as Hubert C. de la Bouillerie)
Casting by
Jerold Franks  (as Jerry Franks)
Al Onorato 
Production Design by
Jack McAdam 
Set Decoration by
Linda Allen 
Costume Design by
Arlene Zamiara 
Makeup Department
Cynthia Cruz .... key makeup artist
Kathy W. Estocin .... makeup artist
Victoria Mendeluk .... hair stylist
Kenny Myers .... special makeup
Production Management
Michael Bennett .... production manager
Leonard C. Kroll .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy Froelich .... second assistant director (as Nancy Forelich)
David M. Robertson .... first assistant director
David M. Robertson .... second unit director
Marlon Staggs .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jim Kenney .... set dresser
Joe McGinnis .... leadperson
Sue L. McGinnis .... set dresser
C.P. 'Cass' Quitan .... property master
Sound Department
William Hooper .... sound editor
William Kerwin .... sound
Don Summer .... sound mixer (as Donald B. Summer)
Special Effects by
Bob McCarthy .... special effects
Erik Cord .... stunt coordinator
Rawn Hutchinson .... stunt driver
Brian J. Williams .... stunt double: Richard Mulligan
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Alan Greene .... second assistant camera
Joseph Mealey .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Anne Couk .... assistant editor
Christopher Kroll .... assistant editor
Linda Renaud .... assistant editor
Music Department
Lou Gordon .... music editor
Other crew
Mark Dumas .... animal handler (as Mark Weiner)
Michael J. Linden .... script supervisor
Quico Rovira-Beleta .... Castilian Spanish translation & adaptation
Nike Zachmanoglou .... script supervisor
Nancy Frazen .... thanks for contribution
Stanley Frazen .... thanks for contribution

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81 min
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
85 comedy misfire, 5 December 2012
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

In 85, we had Night Patrol, Moving Violations, and this. All I can say is thank god we have Jeff Altman, the film's only saving grace. Altman is a door to door salesman, caught in the wrong house in the wrong bed with the wrong woman who screams rape. This hot middle aged philly at first lures Altman to the bedroom, so you can probably imagine, just how angry he feels when he ends up in the clink, amongst some well known faces, like John Vernon and JJ from good times, amidst other comedy stars of this 8O's type. The philly gets her just desserts later in a funny scene. You'll get the pun when you see it. In this insane prison, run by an evil warden, Mulligan, it actually turns out to be a real fun environment, where eggs are cooked on electric chairs, rock bands perform and the prisoners have their own t.v. station. Jeff Altman adds his own funny parts too, his full body inspection farting scene is good. But Doin' Time is a pretty weak comedy, and runs third place to the other comedies. A lot of intentional funny moments fall flat on their face. I like the prison band, the lead singer singing I'm all f..ked up instead of shook up, raised a few laughs, where there's a far and a few between. Also Judy Landers flashing her two prized assets in front of Mulligan, in his office, getting him so hot, he has to make a few runs to the bathroom is another funny scene. But this film is just a weak effort. I watched this film a few times, in most cases, never really getting to the end of it, which I found a hard process. Take my advice. See the other two films mentioned above, before seeing this one. You may have a difference of opinion, but I would be talking about a very small majority here. May'be we should have the film's director do some time, in a non fun environment.

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