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Diary of a Mad Black Woman ()


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A couple's seemingly solid marriage begins to crumble when the wife discovers that her husband intends to divorce her.

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Helen
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Charles
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Madea / Brian / Joe
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Orlando
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Brenda
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Debrah
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Myrtle
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Reverend Carter
Carol Mitchell-Leon ...
Mildred
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BJ
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Christina
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Tiffany
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Jamison (as Gary Sturgis)
Bart Hansard ...
Guard
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Chandra
Sho Dixon ...
Child
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Cora (as Tamela Mann)
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D.A
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Doctor
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Foreman
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Judge
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Judge
Mablean Ephriam ...
Judge Ephriam (as Judge Mablean Ephriam)
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Juror
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Kalvin
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Max
Richard Reed ...
Bailiff
Joe Washington ...
Reporter
Kate Donadio ...
Secretary
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Woman (as Crystal Porter)
Ryan Gentles ...
Bartender
Ronnie Garrett ...
Band Member
Marcus Williams ...
Band Member #2
Earl Fleming ...
Band Member #3
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Man Proposing
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Himself / Madea Photo-Double (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
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Man in Bar (uncredited)
Laurie Gardner ...
Nurse (uncredited)
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Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
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Pastor (uncredited)
John Fitzgerald Page ...
Dr. Frank Doyle (uncredited)
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Singer at Banquet (uncredited)
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Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
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Court gallery / Jamison supporter (uncredited)
Angel Terron ...
Hooker (uncredited)
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Church Parishioner (uncredited)
Craig Thaxton ...
Church Van Driver (uncredited)
Shane Thaxton ...
Church Parishioner (uncredited)
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Lawyer / Ball Room Dancer (uncredited)
Joe Walsh ...
Steel Worker (uncredited)
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Lawyer at Banquet (uncredited)

Directed by

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Darren Grant

Written by

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Tyler Perry ... (play)
 
Tyler Perry ... (written by)

Produced by

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Reuben Cannon ... producer
John Dellaverson ... executive producer
Joseph P. Genier ... line producer
Michael Paseornek ... executive producer
Tyler Perry ... executive producer / producer
Mike Upton ... co-producer

Music by

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Elvin Ross

Cinematography by

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David Claessen

Film Editing by

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Terilyn A. Shropshire

Editorial Department

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Ursula Camack ... post-production assistant
Coral D'Alessandro ... post-production assistant
Christi Franck ... post-production assistant
Dale E. Grahn ... color timer
Kenneth Marsten ... first assistant editor (as Kenny Marsten)
Mark W. McCoy ... post-production coordinator (as Mark McCoy)

Casting By

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Shay Griffin
Kim Williams

Production Design by

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Ina Mayhew

Set Decoration by

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Joseph Litsch

Costume Design by

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Keith G. Lewis

Makeup Department

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Matiki Anoff ... makeup department head
Cynthia L. Chapman ... key hair stylist
Patrice Coleman ... key makeup artist
Daisy Curbeon ... wig maker: hair / wigmaker: Ms. Elise
Bill Johnson ... prosthetics makeup (as Bill 'Splat' Johnson)
Taylor Knight ... hair department head
Monty Schuth ... wig maker
Rameses Shepherd ... barber: Mr. Perry
Linda Thompson ... hair stylist (as Linda Clark-Thompson)
Denise Tunnell ... makeup artist
Brent Conley ... special makeup effects assistant (uncredited)

Production Management

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Harold Emery ... unit production manager
Rosemary Lara ... production manager: Lions Gate Films
Molly M. Mayeux ... unit production manager
Carl Pedregal ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Roger M. Bobb ... first assistant director
Angi Bones ... second second assistant director (as Angelique Bones)
Roger Lee ... second assistant director
Ron Timmons ... first assistant director: second unit
Keith Ward ... second unit director

Art Department

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Cheryl Adams ... set dressing buyer
Taylor Bennett ... scenic gang boss
George Brenick ... art sculptor
Christopher Didiot ... set dresser
Chris Hunter ... storyboard artist
Kathleen Kasinger ... property master
Johnny Land ... painter
Alba Leone ... lead person
Alisa Lumbreras ... charge scenic artist
Jeremy McGuire ... art department coordinator
Robert Tate Nichols ... set dresser
Lauren Soldwisch ... set painter
Roland Spence ... set dresser (as Roland Heart)
Lance Totten ... set dresser
Greg Waddle ... additional buyer
Benier Koranache ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jeremy Balko ... foley mixer
Steve Bracey ... sound mixer
Dhyana Carlton-Tims ... assistant dialogue editor
Alan Freedman ... adr mixer
Jim Hawkins ... sound recordist
Douglas L. Hill ... boom operator (as Doug Hill)
Scott Hinkley ... post-production sound recordist
Dean Hovey ... sound effects editor
Spencer Johnson ... foley editor
Cody King ... assistant sound editor
Colt Logan ... sound utility
Jim MacMorran ... additional adr recordist
Andrew Morgado ... assistant sound editor
Jay Nierenberg ... supervising sound editor
Todd Niesen ... dialogue editor
Stuart Provine ... sound effects editor
Vic Radulich ... dialogue editor
Shelley Roden ... foley artist
Jonathan Wales ... re-recording mixer
Bernard Weiser ... sound editor

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Ryan Beadle ... digital I/O
Mark Dornfeld ... visual effects supervisor
R.J. Harbour ... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes ... digital compositor / digital coordinator
Lori C. Miller ... digital compositor
Mitch Paulson ... digital preview colorist
L. Elizabeth Powers ... digital art director (as Laurie Powers)
Amani Williams ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Ernest Peterson ... stunt double
Derrick Simmons ... stunt double: Steve Harris
Michele Thompson ... stunt double
Gerard G. Williams ... stunt coordinator (as Gus Williams)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chris Antignane ... electrician
Pete Bowman ... grip
J. Christopher Campbell ... grip (as Chris Campbell)
Stephen Crocker ... assistant camera: second unit
Alfeo Dixon ... still photographer
David Ellis ... best boy rigging electrician
Jos'h Hancher ... assistant camera
Chris Lumpkin ... electrician
David McLean ... gaffer
Mark Miller ... electrician
James H. Pair III ... dolly grip: "a" camera (as James Tripp Pair III)
Jesse Wayne Parker ... key grip
Malcolm A. Purnell ... second assistant camera
Michael Robertson ... best boy electric
Mike Robertson ... best boy electric
Jacob Ross ... grip
Ted Sapp ... grip
Chad Schroeder ... electrician
David J. Thompson ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Trey Twitty ... film loader
Mike Tyson ... electrician
Tom Bradley ... grip (uncredited)
Randy Tharpe ... electrician (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Gary Hebert ... animator

Casting Department

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Xavion Lay ... extras casting assistant
Kelly Marshall ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Layne Brightwell ... key set costumer
Sekinah Brown ... costumer
Zandra Harding ... wardrobe shopper
Meta Issa ... costumer (as Meta Moise)
Gertrude Moore ... head tailor
Carol Sadler ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Alfeo Dixon ... location scout
Tony Holley ... location assistant
Mike Riley ... location manager
Ryan Schaetzle ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Lloyd Barry ... orchestrator
Yvette Deveraux ... musician (Solo Violinist)
Yvette Devereaux ... conductor
John Forbes ... composer: additional music
Philip W. Gough ... musician
Brad Haehnel ... music mixer
Camara Kambon ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Mike Robinson ... driver: grip truck
Oranz Walker ... driver
Sharon Williams ... driver

Other crew

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Bree Bailey ... assistant: Mr. Paseornek
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances
Jackie Bazan ... publicist
Edwanna Blanding ... production secretary (as Edwanna Tabb)
Erika Bryant ... assistant: Mr. Perry
A. Lynne Chaney ... accounting clerk (as Lynne Chaney)
Bonnie Chaney ... production accountant
Derrick Doose ... key set production assistant
Ava DuVernay ... talent consultant
Amanda Shamis Flannery ... business affairs coordinator (as Amanda Shamis)
Lisa Gooding ... legal supervisor
Pamela B. Green ... producer: main title sequence
Michael J. Harker ... completion bond company representative
Gary Hebert ... title designer
Jalyn Henton ... assistant production office coordinator
Gail Hunter ... script supervisor
Abbey Lessanu ... assistant: Mr. Cannon
Paul Lowe ... set medic
Ricardo Lozier ... craft service (as Ricardo Rico Lozier)
Daniel MacArthur ... production coordinator: Lions Gate Films
Norman P. Martin ... craft service assistant
Shandra L. McDonald ... assistant: Mr. Cannon (as Shandra McDonald)
Robert M. Melnik ... executive vice president of business affairs
Curtis A. Miller ... director of production: Lions Gate Films
Khanya Mkhize ... adr loop group
Michael E. Morales ... production legal counsel
Tim Palen ... EVP of Theatrical Marketing: Lionsgate
Senia Phillips ... animal trainer: "Rags the Dog"
David Albert Pierce ... additional legal services
Emily Rice ... post-production accountant
Rebecca Rienks ... assistant: Joel C. High
Tara A. Senior ... additional legal services
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances
Jackie Short ... first assistant auditor
Bo Shurling ... unit publicist
Donna Sloan ... senior vice president of production: Lions Gate Films
Michael C. Smith ... police coordinator
Rozanne Stark ... set teacher
Katie Taylor ... production assistant
Mark S. Temple ... production legal
Jeremy Thomas ... production assistant
Ron Timmons ... set production assistant
Cynthia Todd ... unit publicist
Katie Willard Troebs ... production coordinator
Jarik Van Sluijs ... creative director: main titles
Deidre Walker ... assistant: Mr. Grant
Regina Williams ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Helen McCarter has everything a woman wants: a nice house and rich husband. However after her husband Charles throws her out of the house after admitting to an affair a distraught Helen turns to her mother, grandmother Madea and cousin Brian who take her in and turn back to God. Helen learns for the first time in her life to stand up on her two feet and is ready to remove herself from her relationship with Charles and move on with Orlando. But when her husband is almost killed by a vengeful client, Helen wonders if she has the heart to forgive him despite everything. Written by teyee_eng2388-1

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Taglines Time heals the heart. Faith heals the rest. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman: The Movie (United States)
  • Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman (United States)
  • Madea, grand-mère justicière (France)
  • Affaire de femmes (France)
  • Das verrückte Tagebuch (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $21,905,089, 27 Feb 2005
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $50,652,203

Did You Know?

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Trivia The house in which Charles' character resides is the actual home of producer Tyler Perry. See more »
Goofs Helen throws water in Orlando's face, his shirt is wet just a little. In the next scene Orlando is using a rag to dry off and his shirt is completely wet. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of 'Diary' (2005). See more »
Soundtracks I Wanna Swing See more »
Quotes Helen: [upon seeing Orlando staring at her] What?
Orlando: I'm just sittin' here, tryin' to think of a way to say this to you.
[pauses]
Orlando: I'm in love with you.
Helen: How do you know that?
Orlando: I don't know how to explain it to you.
Helen: Try.
Orlando: Helen, if I'm away from you for more than an hour, I can't stop thinking about you. I carry you in my spirit. I pray for you more than I pray for myself. I've got it so bad for you I'd... I'd go to the grocery store and buy your feminine products, I swear I would.
[Helen and Orlando laugh]
Orlando: And see? And that... that... That smile. Helen, when you smile like that, my world... It's all right.
[pauses]
Orlando: I am in love with you.
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