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Penitentiary III (1987)

A man is framed for murder and sent to prison. He is beaten and tortured, then forced to fight the prison's worst killer, a martial-arts fighting midget called Thud.

Director:

Jamaa Fanaka

Writer:

Jamaa Fanaka
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Isaac Kennedy ... Too Sweet
Anthony Geary ... Serenghetti
Steve Antin ... Roscoe
Ric Mancini Ric Mancini ... Warden
Marie Burrell Fanaka Marie Burrell Fanaka ... Chelsea Remington
Raymond Kessler Raymond Kessler ... Midnight Thud Jessup (as The Haiti Kid)
Rick Zumwalt ... Joshua
Magic Schwarz Magic Schwarz ... Hugo
Jim Bailey ... Cleopatra
Big Bull Bates Big Bull Bates ... Simp
Big Yank Big Yank ... Rock
Bert Williams Bert Williams ... Tim Shoah
Mark Kemble Mark Kemble ... Rufus
Jack Rader ... Fred
Madison Campudoni Madison Campudoni ... El Cid
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Storyline

A man is framed for murder and sent to prison. He is beaten and tortured, then forced to fight the prison's worst killer, a martial-arts fighting midget called Thud.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atsalines grothies 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,392,616
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Serenghetti: Use the shocker on him. I want humble. I want broken.
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Connections

Referenced in Riot on 42nd St. (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Bustin' Out
Performed by Rodney Franklin
Available on official soundtrack release, not heard in film
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GUTS!
1 July 2002 | by LongwhipSee all my reviews

The greatest prison boxing film featuring a black midget called The Midnight Thud ever? I think so and I think you will too after watching. If Rocky was trained by The Midnight Thud he woulda beat Clubber Lang the first time. Unfortunately Raymond Kessler who portrayed The Thud passed away earlier this year which means he won't return for the rumoured Penitentiary 4 to be directed by Woody Allen.


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