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Madea Goes to Jail -- When Madea's (Perry) trouble-making antics land her behind bars, among the cast of characters she meets is Candy (Pulliam), a prostitute whose life is off-track and in need of the type of tough love that only Madea can provide.
Madea Goes to Jail -- Clip: Diner
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Madea Goes to Jail -- Clip: Intervention
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Tyler Perry (writer)
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Release Date:
20 February 2009 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Perfect mixture of comedy and melodrama See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Tyler Perry ... Madea / Joe / Brian

Derek Luke ... Joshua Hardaway

Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Candace Washington

David Mann ... Brown

Tamela J. Mann ... Cora (as Tamela Mann)

RonReaco Lee ... Chuck

Ion Overman ... Linda

Vanessa Ferlito ... Donna

Viola Davis ... Ellen

Sofía Vergara ... T.T.

Robin Coleman ... Big Sal
Bobbi Baker ... Tanya

Aisha Hinds ... Fran

Benjamín Benítez ... Arthur

Karan Kendrick ... Guard Watson
Njema Williams ... Officer
Richard Malcolm Reed ... Bailiff
Greg Mathis ... Judge Mathis (as Judge Mathis)
Eric Williams ... Guard (as Eric V. Williams)

Elizabeth Diane Wells ... Lady (as Elizabeth Wells Berkes)
Mablean Ephriam ... Judge Mablean (as Judge Mablean Ephraim)

Phil McGraw ... Dr. Phil (as Dr. Phil McGraw)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Whoopi
Tom Joyner ... Tom Joyner

Al Sharpton ... Al Sharpton (as Rev. Al Sharpton)
Michael Baisden ... Michael Baisden

Steve Harvey ... Steve Harvey
Wanda Smith ... Wanda
Sybil Wilkes ... Sybil Wilkes
Shirley Strawberry ... Shirley Strawberry

J. Anthony Brown ... J. Anthony Brown

Joy Behar ... Joy Behar

Sherri Shepherd ... Sherri Shepherd

Elisabeth Hasselbeck ... Elisabeth Hasselbeck

James Sutton ... Public Defender #1
Theroun Patterson ... Public Defender #2
Frank Ski ... Frank Ski
Georgia Me ... Female Prisoner (as Tamika 'Georgia Me' Harper)
Rob Glidden ... John

Constantine Varazo ... Man

Jackson Walker ... Mr. Brackman

Kevin Wayne ... Officer #2
Leon Lamar ... Old Man (as Leon LaMar)
Allen Earls ... Pastor
Valeria Taylor ... Prostitute #1
Sheryland Neal ... Prostitute #2

Tony Harris ... TV Reporter

Mark Wilson ... Bailiff #2

Annie Cook ... Reporter #1
Trey Greene ... Reporter #2
Nathan Standridge ... Guard #2
Robert Summe ... Police Officer

Ciera Payton ... Undercover Detective
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Angelo ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Badar ... Protester (uncredited)
Kenneth Bowen ... Kmart Attendee (uncredited)
Frances Cobb ... Courtroom Observer (uncredited)
Lem Collins ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Andre Davis ... Protester (uncredited)
Anthony J. Davis ... District Attorney (uncredited)
Angel Glaspie ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Cheryl Harris ... Wedding Patron (uncredited)
Barry Hopkins ... Courthouse Visitor (uncredited)
Rodney L. James ... Kmart Shopper (uncredited)
Eli Jones ... Correctional Officer (uncredited)

Lynn McArthur ... Female Prisoner (uncredited)
Deanna Marie Morris ... Shopper (uncredited)

Dominick Racano ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Olivia D. Robinson ... D.A. (uncredited)

Errol Sadler ... Sheriff (uncredited)

Greg Savage ... Correctional Officer (uncredited)
Al G. Sillah ... Shopper (uncredited)
Gail Silva ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Brian Spencer ... Wedding Attendee (uncredited)
Andy G. Strauss ... Donna's Customer (uncredited)
Michael Telfair ... Extra (uncredited)

Vanelle ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Joe Walsh ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Tyler Perry 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tyler Perry  writer

Produced by
Roger M. Bobb .... co-producer
Reuben Cannon .... producer
Joseph P. Genier .... co-producer
Karen Gorodetzky .... line producer
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer
Tyler Perry .... producer
 
Original Music by
Aaron Zigman 
 
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Maysie Hoy 
 
Casting by
Kimberly Hardin  (as Kim Hardin)
 
Art Direction by
Mark Erbaugh 
Roswell Hamrick 
 
Set Decoration by
Lance Totten 
 
Costume Design by
Keith G. Lewis 
 
Makeup Department
Lay'Na Anderson .... additional makeup artist
Maurice Beaman .... hair stylist
Andrea C. Brotherton .... hair stylist
Patrice Coleman .... key makeup artist
Yvonne Eagle .... makeup artist: Mr. Perry (as Yvonne L. Eagle)
Anita Gibson .... department head makeup
T.A. Henderson .... key hair stylist
Bill Johnson .... special makeup effects artist (as Bill 'Splat' Johnson)
Alleen J. Linley .... hair stylist
Wanda Patterson .... makeup artist
Charles Gregory Ross .... department head hair stylist
Toby Sells .... special makeup effects artist: Lone Wolf FX (as Toby A. Sells)
Julia Steinberg .... assistant hair stylist
Dawn Turner .... hair stylist
Victoria Wood .... wig maker
Dionne Wynn .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mark W. McCoy .... post production manager (as Mark McCoy)
Curtis A. Miller .... production director: Lions Gate Films
Carl Pedregal .... post-production supervisor
Donna Sloan .... executive in charge of production: Lions Gate Films
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger M. Bobb .... first assistant director
Angelique Bones .... second assistant director
Rhonda Guthrie .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Calvin Ashford .... assistant to production designer
James Brothers .... property master
Adam Brustein .... graphic artist
Cristina Lucia Cesari .... buyer
Karen A. Felix .... assistant property master
Daniel B. Foster .... leadman
Hsanni Henry .... assistant to production designer
Fred Holloway .... construction toolman
Mark Keever .... set dresser
Ellen L. Kerr .... buyer
Rich Koll .... gang boss
David H. Nash .... gang boss
Windi Robinson .... carpenter
Joey Sisson .... set dresser
Andy G. Strauss .... picture car coordinator
James Vasilovic .... set dresser
Jay Womer .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Laura Harris Atkinson .... dialogue editor
Steve Bartkowicz .... sound re-recording engineer
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Brian Didsbury .... sound utility
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Glynna Grimala .... sfx editor
Phil Lee .... sound recordist
Colt Logan .... boom operator
Jane McKeever .... sound effects editor
Christopher Mills .... sound recordist: reshoot
Margit Pfeiffer .... dialogue editor
Drew Ponder .... boom operator
David Stanke .... first assistant sound editor
Gary Summers .... re-recording mixer
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor
Roy Machado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
John St. Denis .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Matt Neel .... special effects technician
Lisa Reynolds .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Jamie Baxter .... digital artist
Trinh Baxter .... digital artist
Marc Dobiecki .... motion control
Cortney Haile .... visual effects executive
Spencer Hecox .... visual effects artist
Brian Holter .... visual effects artist
Jason Jensen .... visual effects artist
John Kearns .... digital restoration
Jeremy Meltzer .... digital compositor
Mindy Minkow .... titles coordinator
Erin L. Nelson .... digital restoration
Justin Pascal .... digital compositor
Jason Sanford .... visual effects producer
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Mike Uguccioni .... visual effects supervisor
Ashley J. Ward .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Kym Washington .... stunt double
Gus Williams .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Antignane .... best boy electric
Chris Birdsong .... electrician
Pete Bowman .... best boy grip
Quantrell D. Colbert .... still photographer
Stephen Crocker .... first assistant camera: second unit
Alfeo Dixon .... still photographer
Marc Dobiecki .... camera operator: second unit
William Frazier .... electrician
James Biggame Gallimore .... video assist
Jos'h Hancher .... camera: "a" camera
Jos'h Hancher .... second assistant camera
Tony Jenzano .... video assist
Sherri Angela Leger .... film loader
Bobb Lovett .... electrician
Levi Loy .... rigging key grip
Parris Mayhew .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jim McKinney .... camera operator: second unit
Greg Morse .... video playback
Kevin Murphy .... gaffer
Craig Nix .... super technocrane operator
Connor O'Malley .... lighting technician
David Parker .... rigging electrician
Mike Pearce .... set electrician
Robert Robinson .... first assistant camera
Dean M. Simmon .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Steve Sudge .... best boy rigging electric
Cris Toebben .... grip
Troy Toebben .... electrician: base camp
Trey Twitty .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Porter Versfelt III .... epk camera operator
Anthony Zibelli .... libra head technician
Steve Zigler .... rigging gaffer
 
Casting Department
Michelle Adams .... casting associate
Heather Hylton Bivens .... extras casting director
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
John Pleasant .... extras casting assistant
Alpha Tyler .... casting: Atlanta
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvia Akuchie .... set costumer
Shilla Benning .... costumer
Chantel L. Brown .... wardrobe intern
Sekinah Brown .... assistant costume designer
Shayne Allen Duhon .... set costumer
Rhonney Greene .... set costumer
Jeannette Guillermo .... key costumer
Gertrude Moore .... head tailor
Carol Sadler .... costume supervisor
Barbara Vazquez .... costumer: Mr. Perry
 
Editorial Department
Kimberly Ellis .... post-production assistant (as Kimberly Wilhoit)
Melissa Gearhart .... assistant editor
Diane LeDesma .... colorist: dailies
Carl S.G. Moore .... digital intermediate producer
Matt Russell .... post-production assistant
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor
Jeff Smithwick .... digital film colorist
Dan Williams .... post-production assistant
Ariana Young .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Johnny Caruso .... music editor
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Jerry Hey .... orchestrator
Dan Higgins .... orchestrator
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
The Hollywood Studio Symphony .... music performed by
Steve Juliani .... music preparation (as Steven Juliani)
Mateo Laboriel .... electronic music programmer
Rebecca Rienks .... assistant music supervisor
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Dennis S. Sands .... music recordist (as Dennis Sands)
D.L. Smith .... music technical consultant
Michael Stern .... music mixer
Michael Stern .... music recordist
Aaron Zigman .... conductor
Aaron Zigman .... orchestrator
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Jesse Voccia .... electronic music programmer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Janet Perrotti .... driver
Patricia Sammons .... driver
Randy Southerland .... driver: props truck
 
Other crew
Dana Abercrombie .... stand-in
Ozzie Areu .... president: Tyler Perry Studios
Gaytra Arnold .... office production assistant
Norman Bielowicz .... unit location manager
Justin Bones .... set production assistant
Ami Cohen .... production department coordinator
Lisa C. Collins .... payroll accountant
Christopher Conkling .... production accountant
Derrick Doose .... key set production assistant
Rhavynn Drummer .... assistant: Mr. Cannon
Deborah Evans .... production supervisor
Shantell Fancher .... production secretary
Amanda Shamis Flannery .... clearance supervisor (as Amanda Shamis)
Tsedy Gebeyehu .... production assistant
Robert Hatch .... stand-in
Valencia Y. Hawkins .... executive assistant: Mr. Perry and Mr. Areu
Liam Hearne .... post-production accountant
Atiya Henry .... executive assistant: Mr. Cannon (as Atiya M. Henry)
David K. Henry .... microscope cinematography advisor
David K. Henry .... production financing
Elliot Holmes .... key location pa
Gail Hunter .... script supervisor
Bill Jacks .... manager of business and legal affairs
Jina Jones .... assistant: Mr. Sacchi
Kim Ju .... second assistant accountant
Paul Lowe .... set medic
Karen Marie Mason .... assistant location manager
Robert M. Melnik .... executive vice president of business affairs
Cheryl Miller .... production coordinator
Ricky Miller .... assistant: Ms. Sloan
Christopher Mills .... epk sound
Sommer Oliver .... assistant: Mr. Genier
Gary Ousdahl .... executive assistant to Tyler Perry
Synderella Peng .... title designer
Shanika L. Peterson .... accounting clerk
George Pierre .... production assistant
Alena Quaye .... assistant: Ms. Mayhew
Lindsey Ramey .... assistant: Mr. Paseornek
Torrey Russell .... executive production assistant: tyler perry
Cassius Allen Shuman .... business & legal affairs
Courtney A.G. Smith .... executive assistant: Mr. Bobb
Michael Telfair .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jeremy Thomas .... production assistant
Kristin Topps .... production assistant
Jason Underwood .... location assistant
Laura von Herrmann .... additional craft service assistant
Garson Yu .... title designer and supervisor
De'Angelo Wright .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Lola Adellan .... special thanks
The Black Eyed Peas .... special thanks
Mary J. Blige .... special thanks
Craig Damon .... special thanks
Snoop Dogg .... special thanks
Louis Katz .... special thanks (as Louis Katz, M.D.)
Ray Lavender .... special thanks
Joe N. Lester .... special thanks (as Joe N. Lester, DDS)
J. Michael Marlett .... special thanks
Michael T. Marlett .... special thanks
William H.D. Marlett .... special thanks (as Willie H.D. Marlett)
Teyana Taylor .... special thanks
Craig Teasdale .... special thanks (as Dr. Craig Teasdale)
Donna Wilhoit .... special thanks
Will.i.am .... special thanks (as Will.I.Am)
Peter Yoon .... special thanks (as Dr. Peter Yoon)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, drug content, some violence and sexual situations
Runtime:
103 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Singapore:NC-16 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #44944)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Last "unknown" appearance by Sofía Vergara before the premiere of her mega-hit TV series "Modern Family" (2009) and her becoming a superstar.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
T.T.:[pulls out a box of brownies] TADA! Brownies for my brownie! I made them myself.
Madea:Yeah, what do you mean "brownies for my brownie"? You trying to call me black or somethin'?
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Movie Connections:
References Super Fly (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
What Would You SaySee more »

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Perfect mixture of comedy and melodrama, 16 July 2009
Author: amywest16 from White House, TN

I loved this movie. I have watched several other movies of Tyler Perry, and they have all been great comedy. This one was a little different with a little bit different twist, and for one of the many (hopefully), I got the meaning of the movie. Granted, it was hilarious to the point that I was laughing out loud. However, the melodrama was happy medium. This movie is just like real life if you look at it from that prospective. Laugh should be and for some really is a lot of funniness, but the reality is that "Life" happens and you will have much more melodrama than you will laughter. For Tyler Perry and this movie, he just simply swapped it around and involved more laughter than melodrama. The unlikelihood that you will learn a true lesson about life in this movie; you must really be intuned into the movie in order to get it. I took away from the movie this: "Life will be a mixture of both laughter and pain. However just like the movie said, you only have one life and it is only up to us individually how we spend it. As far as Forgiveness, it takes a strong person to forgive themselves for their own faults and mistakes and to start fresh in life no matter their age or gender. The laughter helps you remember the happy moments in your own life, and the melodrama helps you remember that the melodrama, although not easy to deal with, is necessary to learn anything out of what happens in our lives by the choices whether simply or huge that we individually make." For the record, I am not a professional writer. I am a single Mother of three who has seen the good and more so the bad in Life and choose not to let the bad rule my life. How about you?

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