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Doin' Time (1985)

R | | Comedy | 19 May 1985 (USA)
Duke Jarrett is sent to jail at the John Dillinger prison. However, the prison looks more like a zoo, more or less ruled by the prisoners themselves.

Director:

George Mendeluk

Writers:

Franelle Silver (story), Ron Zwang (story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Muhammad Ali ... Himself (special appearance)
Jeff Altman ... Duke Jarrett
Henry Bal Henry Bal ... Guard Kowinski
Gene Bell Gene Bell ... Vaudevillan
Big Yank Big Yank ... Bubba Feldstein
Simmy Bow Simmy Bow ... Snake Eyes
Drew Bundini Brown Drew Bundini Brown ... Himself (special appearance)
David Lee Bynum David Lee Bynum ... Prisoner
Colleen Camp ... Nancy Catlett
Max Carl Max Carl ... Vocalist
Melanie Chartoff ... Linda Libel
Robert Clotworthy ... Attorney
Dee Cooper ... Truck Driver
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Bernie Feldstein
Robert Czakel Robert Czakel ... Duke's Trainer
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Storyline

Duke Jarrett is sent to jail at the John Dillinger prison. However, the prison looks more like a zoo, more or less ruled by the prisoners themselves. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines:

The only prison in the world where you break out. Laughing. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big House See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The map on the wall in Mongo Mitchell's office is a Thomas Brothers map of Orange County, California. See more »

Quotes

Vocalist: [singing to the beat of Elvis' "All Shook Up"] Got a little letter from a sweetie pie. Told me that she loved me, I'm her favorite guy. Likes me cuz I'm evil and so screwed up. Uh huh, I'm all fucked up. Uh huh, oooh, oh yeah, I'm all fucked up. I was stealing cars at the age of ten. Took me off the street and put me in the pen. I don't think I could ever give it all up. Uh huh, I'm all fucked up. Uh huh, oooh, oh yeah, I'm all fucked up.
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Spoofs Patton (1970) See more »

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All Fucked Up
(uncredited)
Performed by Peter Wilcox
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Crazy funny movie
12 December 2010 | by Tony RomeSee all my reviews

This film was extremely underrated when it was first released back in the 1980's. This movie used to play on HBO many times. I can't believe no one reviewed this film on IMDb previously. Pat McCormick is hysterical as the warden of the jail, who is then replaced by Richard Mulligan. Richard Mulligan is hilarious as Mongo the warden. Jimmy Walker is also funny. The scene on the rock pile where Mike Mazurski tells John Vernon how much he likes him is a gem. The humor is silly low brow stuff, but in any case this film deserves a DVD release. I have it on VHS in an oversize Warner Bros clamshell box still. *** Worth a look.


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