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Penitentiary II (1982)

R | | Drama | 2 April 1982 (USA)
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An ex-con, on parole and trying to straighten his life out, decides to resume his boxing career when one of his prison enemies escapes and kills his girlfriend.

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Jamaa Fanaka

Writer:

Jamaa Fanaka
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Isaac Kennedy ... Too Sweet Gordone
Glynn Turman ... Charles Johnson
Ernie Hudson ... Half Dead
Mr. T ... Mr. T
Peggy Blow ... Ellen Johnson
Sephton Moody Sephton Moody ... Charles Johnson Jr.
Donovan Womack ... Jesse 'The Bull' Amos
Malik Carter Malik Carter ... Seldom Seems
Stan Kamber Stan Kamber ... Sam Cunningham
Cepheus Jaxon Cepheus Jaxon ... Do Dirty
Marvin Jones Marvin Jones ... Simp
Ebony Wright ... Sugar
Eugenia Wright Eugenia Wright ... Clarisse
Renn Woods ... Nikki (as Ren Woods)
Lyrica Garrett Lyrica Garrett ... Evelyn (as Marci Thomas)
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An ex-con, on parole and trying to straighten his life out, decides to resume his boxing career when one of his prison enemies escapes and kills his girlfriend.

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Taglines:

He's Too Fast, Two Fisted ... "Too Sweet"!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agonas epiviosis See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$662,896, 4 April 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,178,542
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jamaa Fanaka's parents both were heavy investors in this film. See more »

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Half Dead: Sucka! SUCKA!
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Drab sequel
9 August 2013 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I didn't think too much of the first "Penitentiary" movie, finding it a cheap and slow exercise. Though it must have made quite a bit of money, because a few years later this sequel came out. And it manages to be worse than the original in almost every way you can think of. The script is a mess - it has a meandering quality, as if director/screenwriter Jamaa Fanaka was making things up as he was going along. And it never makes any of the characters real enough to be believable. The only good things about the movie were that the production values were a step up from the original, and there is a (un?)intentionally funny "Star Wars" reference. If you must see one movie from this series, I recommend you skip forward and watch part 3, which is pure (and entertaining) insanity done with slickness.


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