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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 20 February 2009 (USA)
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Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

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Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, drug content, some violence and sexual situations | See all certifications »

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$41,030,947 (USA) (20 February 2009)

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$90,485,233 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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Real cops and S.W.A.T members were used for the "Arrest Scene". Also cars and tanks were real. See more »

Goofs

When Candacem confronts Joshua on the steps of the courthouse the strap on Candace's bag is is located above and below the top button of her shirt between shots. See more »

Quotes

Madea: I'm Madea! Ma to the damn D-E-A!
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Written by Norman Howell, Horace Payne and Benoit Tshiwala
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What a funny movie...
16 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

I'll keep this short and sweet. It's not Avatar, and it wasn't over produced! It's funny and has a great plot. Here is some advice, get a sense of humor. Not every movie has to be 10/10 to be good. Giving a movie like this anything less than a "5/10!" Is absurd! Quit getting mad just because this movie promotes religion and happiness. Go watch a really Hollywood movie and hop on their bandwagon! This is a real movie, from real people, from real life! These characters take me back to my childhood. Hard times and hard struggles and how in the end, God works things out! I bet half of you people reviewing this movie just hate the religious message! That's all!


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