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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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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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Last "unknown" appearance by Sofía Vergara before the premiere of her mega-hit TV series Modern Family (2009) and then she becoming a superstar. See more »

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While the exact charges against Madea are not specified at the start of the movie, when she is in court all charges are dismissed due to the police not reading her "Miranda". The sole time Miranda is applicable under U.S. case law is when there is custodial interrogation by the police (questioning where the suspect is not free to leave). Any crimes the police witness they do not need to interrogate the suspect. The violation of fleeing the police is shown and battery on an officer is inferred. Miranda would not need to be read for either of these offenses to be proved, and a lack of it being read would have no bearing on the validity of the charges. If the police violate a suspect's rights by custodial interrogation without the Miranda warning, the sole penalty for the violation is the suppression of any statements made by the suspect. See more »

Quotes

Madea: [about how sweet T.T. is] What're you in here for, stealing flowers? What'd you do, steal candy from the girl scouts?
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Performed by Cham Pain
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A great way to mix drama and comedy
20 July 2009 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

Nobody has to expect for the movie to be better than the play. This one wasn't better than the play, but it was still great. Two stories in one, make this movie a hit. A man tries to help a prostitute go through the right path, meanwhile Madea makes her crazy moves that land her in jail. The movie was most drama, due to the long story of Candy. But when you see Madea, all you can expect is a good laughter that will leave you breathless. I expected more Madea, and I found the movie a little short, but the reason is because we get accustomed to the plays which last longer. But Tyler Perry does another masterpiece that is a must see for the whole family.


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