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Writers (WGA):
Tyler Perry (screenplay)
Tyler Perry (play)
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Release Date:
11 September 2009 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tyler Perry ... Madea / Joe

Taraji P. Henson ... April

Adam Rodriguez ... Sandino

Brian White ... Randy

Hope Olaide Wilson ... Jennifer

Kwesi Boakye ... Manny
Frederick Siglar ... Byron

Gladys Knight ... Wilma

Mary J. Blige ... Tanya
Marvin Winans ... Pastor Brian

Eric Mendenhall ... Man #1

David Paulus ... Miller

Randall Taylor ... Mr. Bradley
Tess Malis Kincaid ... Ms. Sullivan
Joseph Taylor ... Announcer
Cheryl B. Pratt ... 911 Dispatcher
Judith Franklin ... Rock Steady Background Singer
Jameaka Tubbs ... Rock Steady Background Singer
Thomasina Walker ... Rock Steady Background Singer
Jamilah Windham ... Rock Steady Background Singer
Greta Glenn ... Mama Rose
Tanya R. Rodriguez ... Waitress
Toni Redd ... Background Singer
Shedrick Garrett ... Madea Double
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carla Bailey ... Teacher
Tim Brazeal ... Business Man

Keith Allen Hayes ... Store Patron
Roger Herrera ... Homeless
Shawn Knowles ... Man on the Street

Adrian Kali Turner ... Byron (voice)
Daniel Burnley ... Man in Church (uncredited)
Michael Burton ... Musician (Saxophone) (uncredited)
Will Finch ... Needy Person (uncredited)
Jon Gould ... Church Patron (uncredited)
Marki Henderson ... Block Party Patron (uncredited)
Steven Kennebrew-Turner ... Church Patron - Behind April (uncredited)

Alphonse A. Lambert Jr. ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
B'nard Lewis ... Bus Rider (uncredited)
Emmanuel Matasaru ... Pizza Boy (uncredited)

Lynn McArthur ... Needy Person (uncredited)
Jeremy Leighton Miller ... Extra (uncredited)

Jade Moser ... Jazz Club Girl (uncredited)

Kinyumba Mutakabbir ... Male Dancer (uncredited)
M.V. Oliphant ... Neighbor (uncredited)
John Fitzgerald Page ... Congregation Member (uncredited)

Spencer Ralston ... Block Party Patron (uncredited)
David Smith ... Guy on Pay Phone (uncredited)

Jawad Talpur ... Bar Patron at Wilma's Performance (uncredited)
Demetris Dennis Taylor ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jean Witty ... Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Tyler Perry 
Writing credits
Tyler Perry (screenplay)

Tyler Perry (play "Dear God, Are All Men Dogs?: I Can Do Bad All by Myself")

Produced by
Roger M. Bobb .... co-producer
Reuben Cannon .... producer
Jerry P. Jacobs .... co-producer
Charisse Nesbit .... supervising producer
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer
Tyler Perry .... producer
Original Music by
Aaron Zigman 
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski 
Film Editing by
Maysie Hoy 
Casting by
Alpha Tyler 
Production Design by
Ina Mayhew 
Art Direction by
Mayne Berke 
Set Decoration by
Lance Totten 
Costume Design by
Keith G. Lewis 
Makeup Department
Martin Astles .... makeup effects sculptor
Kyndra Beaudoin .... additional hair stylist
Andrea C. Brotherton .... additional hair stylist
Cynthia L. Chapman .... additional hair stylist (as Cynthia Chapman)
Char Coats-Crump .... additional makeup artist
Patrice Coleman .... makeup department head
Veronica Cox .... additional makeup artist
Vincent Gideon .... first additional hair stylist
Kevin Haney .... special makeup effects artist
Deaundra Harris-Metzger .... additional hair stylist
T.A. Henderson .... key hair stylist
Harvey Lowry .... director of operations: Drac Studios
Donna Martin .... additional makeup artist (as Donna K. Martin)
Theresa McCoy McDowell .... additional makeup artist (as Theresa McCoy)
Wanda Patterson .... additional makeup artist
Carol Rasheed .... key makeup artist
Scott H. Reeder .... additional hair stylist (as Scott Reeder)
Charles Gregory Ross .... department head hair
Mark James Ross .... special makeup effects artist: Atlanta life casting: Toby Sells Creature Make up FX Shop
Duane Saylor .... additional makeup artist
Toby Sells .... special makeup effects assistant
Denise Tunnell .... additional makeup artist
Dawn Turner .... additional hair stylist
Mi Young .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Sharon C. Dietz .... production supervisor
Jerry P. Jacobs .... unit production manager
Curtis A. Miller .... production director (Lions Gate Films)
Carl Pedregal .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger M. Bobb .... first assistant director
Robert Dickerson Jr. .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Christopher Amerson .... painter
Calvin Ashford .... assistant to production designer
Adam Brustein .... assistant art director
Sarah Carter .... set decoration production assistant
Karen A. Felix .... property master
Brenda Findley .... art department coordinator
Sunny Hahlen .... painter
Andy Krish .... assistant property master
Konrad Lewis .... set dresser
Walt Mikolwski .... construction coordinator
Adam Miller .... props
Monika van Schellenbeck .... buyer
Nichole Wleklinski .... props
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Bartkowicz .... re-recording engineer
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Kerry Ann Carmean .... sound editor
Laurie Garner .... epk sound
Mike Howells .... adr recordist
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Jonathan Jory .... adr mixer
Phil Lee .... sound recordist
Shirley Libby .... production sound mixer
Colt Logan .... boom operator
Jane McKeever .... sound effects editor
Christopher Mills .... epk sound
James Moriana .... foley artist
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
Paul Sorohan .... utility sound
David Stanke .... first assistant sound editor
Trevor Stott .... boom operator
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Brett Voss .... foley mixer
Mathew Waters .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor
John St. Denis .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Cortney Haile .... visual effects executive
Spencer Hecox .... digital compositor
Brian Holter .... digital compositor
John Kearns .... digital restoration
Jeremy Meltzer .... digital compositor
Justin Pascal .... digital compositor
Jason Sanford .... visual effects producer
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Ashley J. Ward .... visual effects coordinator
Greg Wattkis .... stunts
Gerard G. Williams .... stunt coordinator
Gus Williams .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Irie Bailey .... electrician
Brent Bazinski .... electrician
Kenneth Bolton .... grip
Quantrell D. Colbert .... still photographer
Jeff W. Curtis .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Joe D'Alessandro .... camera operator
Lee Donaldson .... best boy rigging grip
Ramon Engle .... additional camera operator
Dan Furst .... video assist operator
Mike L. Germaine .... best boy grip
Geoff Herbert .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Sherri Angela Leger .... film loader
Grg Magidow .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Greg Magidow)
Bob Mahoney .... still photographer
Sean McCardell .... rigging gaffer
Christopher Mills .... efp camera
Edward Nyankori .... dimmer board operator
Mike Pearce .... best boy rigging electric
Daniel Pederson .... electrician
Charles Praileau .... rigging grip
James Selph .... grip
David Shakibanasab .... lamp operator
Dean M. Simmon .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Louis Smith .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Henry Tirl .... camera operator: "b" camera
Henry Tirl .... steadicam operator
Alex Willson .... rigging electrician
Sean Yaple .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Casting Department
Jill Andrade .... extras casting assistant
Heather Hylton Bivens .... extras casting director
Rhavynn Drummer .... casting assistant
Brittany N. Grooms .... extras casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvia Akuchie .... costumer
Sekinah Brown .... assistant costume designer
Sarah Downer .... additional set costumer
Daniel George .... set costumer
Rhonney Greene .... set costumer
Melanie Mascioli .... costumer
Gertrude Moore .... head tailor
Margaret Robbs .... costumer
Iliana Sanchez .... costumer
Editorial Department
Marisa Clayton .... project manager (modern videofilm )
Kimberly Ellis .... post-production assistant (as Kimberly Wilhoit)
Joi McMillon .... first assistant editor
Carl S.G. Moore .... digital intermediate producer
Justin Powell .... post-production assistant
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor
Jeff Smithwick .... digital film colorist
Ariana Young .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Johnny Caruso .... music editor
George Doering .... musician
Jerry Hey .... orchestrator
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
Steve Juliani .... music preparation
Joseph Magee .... production music mixer
Bobbi Page .... choir contractor
Rebecca Rienks .... assistant music supervisor
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
Steve Schwartzberg .... music engineer
Patrick Spain .... music assistant engineer
Michael Stern .... music recording engineer: music scoring mixer
Dara Wedler .... music assistant
Dara Wedler .... soundtrack coordinator
Aaron Zigman .... conductor
Aaron Zigman .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Janet Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Coleen Aiello .... first assistant accountant
Ozzie Areu .... president: Tyler Perry Studios
Will Areu .... senior vice president: production and operations
Gaytra Arnold .... accounting clerk
Carla Bailey .... stand-in
Colbert Bernard .... production assistant
Khalilah Birdsong .... executive assistant: Tyler Perry
Justin Bones .... set production assistant
Ami Cohen .... production department coordinator
Jeff Dash .... production accountant
Derron Delaney .... medic
Derrick Doose .... key set production assistant
Tsedy Gebeyehu .... production secretary
Lindsay Gores .... production staff
Valencia Y. Hawkins .... executive assistant: Mr. Perry (as Valencia Hawkins)
Conor Hayes .... second assistant accountant
Liam Hearne .... post production accountant
Bill Jacks .... manager of business and legal affairs
Kimberly Latrice Jones .... production secretary
Rae Lockett .... executive assistant: Mr. Cannon (as Reasheal 'Rae' Lockett)
Henderson Maddox .... production assistant
Laurent Marchand .... caterer
Whit Marschalk .... epk sound
Karen Marie Mason .... assistant location manager
Robert M. Melnik .... executive vice president of business affairs
Cheryl Miller .... production coordinator
Gary Ousdahl .... executive assistant: Mr. Perry
Gary Ousdahl .... executive assistant: Tyler Perry
Emily Rice .... post production accountant
Torrey Russell .... executive production assistant: tyler perry
Klein Santana .... office production assistant
Jennifer Schoenherz .... executive assistant to president
Robert Severance .... police security
Cassius Allen Shuman .... business & legal affairs: Lionsgate
Donna Sloan .... executive vice president: production
Gene Michael Smith .... additional production assistant
Michael C. Smith .... police coordinator
Tasha Smith .... dialogue coach: Mr. Winans
Omega M. Stewart .... office production assistant
Kristin Topps .... craft service assistant
Carole Wurst .... executive assistant to tyler perry
Dawn Halfkenny .... stand-in (uncredited)
Renee Horton .... dancer (uncredited)
Jerome Spence .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself" - USA (complete title)
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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving a sexual assault on a minor, violence, drug references and smoking
USA:113 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45358)
Filming Locations:

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Madea:You know who you remind me of right now? You remind me of Peter. You know who Peter was? Peter was one of the twelve disciplines. And they were out on a boat near an isle in the Greek Atlantic Ocean. And when they was on this boat, a storm rose up and the twelve disciplines...
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Honestly movie..., 22 April 2011
Author: criscreations3 from Athens

Nice movie, nice feelings, honestly movie. The only reason I give 10 stars is because there is an injustice with all these reviewers that gave a low score for the movie. This is not fair. I would give 7 stars for a movie of this type, if there wasn't the unfair game of some people with their low scores. This (under 3) score just can't be true. These American neighbourhood type movies are my favorites and most of times they are not good. But If I think of all movies of this type that I have seen till today, I can surely say that this is a human movie, with feelings as I said, with some everyday human situations and problems that many people have, and all these are shown from this movie with both a drama and comedy way, but with respect to anyone who has problems in this life. The actors played very nice and for a movie of this type, they do their best. For sure they are good actors too, but I think they feeled their roles and thats why they played nice. I hope you all see this movie. But first "See yourselves in the mirror" as Madea says to the girl. See yourselves, think who you are think of peoples around you and their problems and then give your score here. It will be surely a bigger score then. Thank you that you read my review and hope not to offend anyone. I hope the best to Mr Tyler Perry. I wish I could make a movie like this or participate in the creation of a movie like this, but I live in Greece where cinema is very difficult for a simple young film director, with a state that never cares for young people with dreams. So, I see movies like this in order to become happier in my life...I suggest you to do the same...

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