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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big House See more »

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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 Jailhouse Rock (1957) See more »

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All Fucked Up
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Performed by Peter Wilcox
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An absolutely terrible comedy!
5 February 2017 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

"Doin' Time" was handled by the same production outfit that in the previous year gave us "Police Academy". Obviously, the idea was to spoof prison movies in the same way that "Police Academy" spoofed police movies. However, the movie in comparison makes the "Police Academy" sequels look like comedy classics. The movie is a real mess; there's barely any plot, and the shoddy editing shows no clear direction and gives the impression that the filmmakers were making things up as they went along. But the biggest problem is with the humor. The closest the movie gets to generating a laugh is with the Elvis impersonator who sings in front of the prison's parole board, though in the end even that gag fails as much as the other attempts at humor. The other gags in the movie are even more lame as well as unimaginatively conceived and executed. To sum up, this movie is a really cheap and amateurish effort by all involved; even the close- captions for the movie are unprofessionally done! Only for those who want to see John Vernon do a near nude scene.


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