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When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only... See more »

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Madea / Joe
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April
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Sandino
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Randy
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Jennifer
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Manny
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Byron
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Wilma
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Tanya
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Pastor Brian
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Man #1
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Miller
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Mr. Bradley
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Ms. Sullivan
Joseph Taylor ...
Announcer
Cheryl B. Pratt ...
911 Dispatcher
Judith Franklin ...
Rock Steady Background Singer
Jameaka Tubbs ...
Rock Steady Background Singer
Thomasina Walker ...
Rock Steady Background Singer
Jamilah Windham ...
Rock Steady Background Singer
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Mama Rose
Tanya R. Rodriguez ...
Waitress
Toni Redd ...
Background Singer
Shedrick Garrett ...
Madea Double
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carla Bailey ...
Teacher
Tim Brazeal ...
Business Man
Keith Allen Hayes ...
Store Patron
Roger Herrera ...
Homeless
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Man on the Street
Adrian Kali Turner ...
Byron (voice)
Eric Bendross ...
Congregation Member (uncredited)
Daniel Burnley ...
Man in Church (uncredited)
Michael Burton ...
Musician (Saxophone) (uncredited)
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Needy Person (uncredited)
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Couple on the street (uncredited)
Jon Gould ...
Church Patron (uncredited)
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Church Goer (uncredited)
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Block Party Patron (uncredited)
Steven Kennebrew-Turner ...
Church Patron - Behind April (uncredited)
Steven C. Knapp ...
Church Goer (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
B'nard Lewis ...
Bus Rider (uncredited)
Emmanuel Matasaru ...
Pizza Boy (uncredited)
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Needy Person (uncredited)
Jeremy Leighton Miller ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Jazz Club Girl (uncredited)
Kinyumba Mutakabbir ...
Male Dancer (uncredited)
M.V. Oliphant ...
Neighbor (uncredited)
John Fitzgerald Page ...
Congregation Member (uncredited)
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Club Patron (uncredited)
David Smith ...
Guy on Pay Phone (uncredited)
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Bar Patron at Wilma's Performance (uncredited)
Demetris Dennis Taylor ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tyler Perry

Written by

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Tyler Perry ... (screenplay)
 
Tyler Perry ... (play "Dear God, Are All Men Dogs?: I Can Do Bad All by Myself")

Produced by

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Roger M. Bobb ... co-producer
Reuben Cannon ... producer
Jerry P. Jacobs ... co-producer
Charisse Nesbit ... supervising producer
Michael Paseornek ... executive producer
Tyler Perry ... producer

Music by

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Aaron Zigman

Cinematography by

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Alexander Gruszynski

Film Editing by

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Maysie Hoy

Editorial Department

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Marisa Clayton ... project manager (modern videofilm)
Kimberly Ellis ... post-production assistant (as Kimberly Wilhoit)
Joi McMillon ... first assistant editor
Carl S.G. Moore ... digital intermediate producer
Justin Powell ... post-production assistant
Mark Sahagun ... digital intermediate editor
Jeff Smithwick ... digital film colorist
Ariana Young ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Alpha Tyler

Production Design by

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Ina Mayhew

Art Direction by

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Mayne Berke

Set Decoration by

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Lance Totten

Costume Design by

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Keith G. Lewis

Makeup Department

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Martin Astles ... makeup effects sculptor
Kyndra Beaudoin ... additional hair stylist
Andrea C. Brotherton ... additional hair stylist
Cynthia L. Chapman ... additional hair stylist (as Cynthia Chapman)
Char Coats-Crump ... additional makeup artist
Patrice Coleman ... makeup department head
Veronica Cox ... additional makeup artist
Vincent Gideon ... first additional hair stylist
Kevin Haney ... special makeup effects artist
Deaundra Harris-Metzger ... additional hair stylist
T.A. Henderson ... key hair stylist
Harvey Lowry ... director of operations: Drac Studios
Donna Martin ... additional makeup artist (as Donna K. Martin)
Theresa McCoy McDowell ... additional makeup artist (as Theresa McCoy)
Wanda Patterson ... additional makeup artist
Carol Rasheed ... key makeup artist
Scott H. Reeder ... additional hair stylist (as Scott Reeder)
Charles Gregory Ross ... department head hair
Mark James Ross ... special makeup effects artist: Atlanta life casting: Toby Sells Creature Make up FX Shop
Duane Saylor ... additional makeup artist
Toby Sells ... special makeup effects assistant
Denise Tunnell ... additional makeup artist
Dawn Turner ... additional hair stylist
Mi Young ... additional makeup artist

Production Management

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Sharon C. Dietz ... production supervisor
Jerry P. Jacobs ... unit production manager
Curtis A. Miller ... production director (Lions Gate Films)
Carl Pedregal ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Roger M. Bobb ... first assistant director
Robert Dickerson Jr. ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Christopher Amerson ... painter
Calvin Ashford ... assistant to production designer
Adam Brustein ... assistant art director
Sarah Carter ... set decoration production assistant
Karen A. Felix ... property master
Brenda Findley ... art department coordinator
Sunny Hahlen ... painter
Andy Krish ... assistant property master
Konrad Lewis ... set dresser
Walt Mikolwski ... construction coordinator
Adam Miller ... props
Monika van Schellenbeck ... buyer
Nichole Wleklinski ... props
Russ Dickerson ... general foreman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Joe Barnett ... re-recording mixer
Steve Bartkowicz ... re-recording engineer
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer
Kerry Carmean-Williams ... sound editor (as Kerry Ann Carmean)
Laurie Garner ... epk sound
Mike Howells ... adr recordist
Bobby Johanson ... adr mixer
Jonathan Jory ... adr mixer
Phil Lee ... sound recordist
Shirley Libby ... production sound mixer
Colt Logan ... boom operator
Jane McKeever ... sound effects editor
Christopher Mills ... epk sound
James Moriana ... foley artist
Paul Sorohan ... utility sound
David Stanke ... first assistant sound editor
Trevor Stott ... boom operator
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist
Brett Voss ... foley mixer
Mathew Waters ... re-recording mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist
Michael D. Wilhoit ... supervising sound editor
Alexander Lowe ... pro tools playback (uncredited)
John St. Denis ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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David Fletcher ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Cortney Haile ... visual effects executive
Spencer Hecox ... digital compositor
Brian Holter ... digital compositor
John Kearns ... digital restoration
Jeremy Meltzer ... digital compositor
Justin Pascal ... digital compositor
Jason Sanford ... visual effects producer
Wilson Tang ... digital restoration
Ashley J. Ward ... visual effects coordinator

Stunts

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Greg Wattkis ... stunts
Gerard G. Williams ... stunt coordinator (as Gus Williams) / stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Irie Bailey ... electrician
Brent Bazinski ... electrician
Kenneth Bolton ... grip
Quantrell D. Colbert ... still photographer
Jeff W. Curtis ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Joe D'Alessandro ... camera operator
Lee Donaldson ... best boy rigging grip
Ramon Engle ... additional camera operator
Dan Furst ... video assist operator
Mike L. Germaine ... best boy grip
Geoff Herbert ... dolly grip: "b" camera
Sherri Angela Leger ... film loader
Grg Magidow ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Greg Magidow)
Bob Mahoney ... still photographer
Sean McCardell ... rigging gaffer
Christopher Mills ... efp camera
Edward Nyankori ... dimmer board operator
Mike Pearce ... best boy rigging electric
Daniel Pederson ... electrician
Charles Praileau ... rigging grip
James Selph ... grip
David Shakibanasab ... lamp operator
Dean M. Simmon ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Louis Smith ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Henry Tirl ... camera operator: "b" camera / steadicam operator
Alex P. Willson ... rigging electrician
Sean Yaple ... second assistant camera: "b" camera

Casting Department

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Jill Andrade ... extras casting assistant
Heather Hylton Bivens ... extras casting director
Rhavynn Drummer ... casting assistant
Brittany N. Grooms ... extras casting assistant
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Queensylvia Akuchie ... costumer (as Sylvia Akuchie)
Sekinah Brown ... assistant costume designer
Sarah Downer ... additional set costumer
Daniel George ... set costumer
Rhonney Greene ... set costumer
Melanie Mascioli ... costumer
Gertrude Moore ... head tailor
Margaret Robbs ... costumer
Iliana Sanchez ... costumer

Location Management

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Karen Marie Mason ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Johnny Caruso ... music editor
George Doering ... musician
Jerry Hey ... orchestrator
Joel C. High ... music supervisor
Steve Juliani ... music preparation
Joseph Magee ... production music mixer
Bobbi Page ... choir contractor
Rebecca Rienks ... assistant music supervisor
Peter Rotter ... music contractor
Dennis S. Sands ... music scoring mixer
Steve Schwartzberg ... music engineer
Patrick Spain ... music assistant engineer
Michael Stern ... music recording engineer: music scoring mixer
Dara Wedler ... music assistant / soundtrack coordinator
Aaron Zigman ... conductor / orchestrator
Nick Fevola ... music preparation (uncredited)
Alexander Lowe ... music engineer (uncredited)
Bobbi Page ... vocal contractor: vocalist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Janet Perrotti ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Coleen Aiello ... first assistant accountant
Ozzie Areu ... president: Tyler Perry Studios
Will Areu ... senior vice president: production and operations
Gaytra Arnold ... accounting clerk
Carla Bailey ... stand-in
Colbert Bernard ... production assistant
Khalilah Birdsong ... executive assistant: Tyler Perry
Justin Bones ... set production assistant
Ami Cohen ... production department coordinator
Jeff Dash ... production accountant
Derron Delaney ... medic
Derrick Doose ... key set production assistant
Tsedy Gebeyehu ... production secretary
Lindsay Gores ... production staff
Valencia Y. Hawkins ... executive assistant: Mr. Perry (as Valencia Hawkins)
Conor Hayes ... second assistant accountant
Liam Hearne ... post production accountant
Bill Jacks ... manager of business and legal affairs
Kimberly Latrice Jones ... production secretary
Rae Lockett ... executive assistant: Mr. Cannon (as Reasheal 'Rae' Lockett)
Henderson Maddox ... production assistant
Laurent Marchand ... caterer
Whit Marschalk ... epk sound
Robert M. Melnik ... executive vice president of business affairs
Cheryl Miller ... production coordinator
Gary Ousdahl ... executive assistant: Mr. Perry / executive assistant: Tyler Perry
Emily Rice ... post production accountant
Torrey Russell ... executive production assistant: tyler perry
Klein Santana ... office production assistant
Jennifer Schoenherz ... executive assistant to president
Robert Severance ... police security
Cassius Allen Shuman ... business & legal affairs: Lionsgate
Donna Sloan ... executive vice president: production
Gene Michael Smith ... additional production assistant
Michael C. Smith ... police coordinator
Tasha Smith ... dialogue coach: Mr. Winans
Katherine Steets ... script supervisor
Omega M. Stewart ... office production assistant
Kristin Topps ... craft service assistant
Carole Wurst ... executive assistant to tyler perry
Dawn Halfkenny ... stand-in (uncredited)
Renee Lee Horton ... dancer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jerome Spence ... thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Randy, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Columbian immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Randy and the new possibilities of family, faith ... and even true love. Written by Lionsgate

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Taglines Hope is closer than you think. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself (United States)
  • Мои собственные ошибки (Russia)
Runtime
  • 113 min
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Box Office

Budget $13,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $23,446,785, 13 Sep 2009

Did You Know?

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Trivia Cheryl Pepsii Riley provided the vocals for Taraji P Henson's singing parts. See more »
Goofs When Mary J Blige begins singing the title song she has on a red dress but after the scene returns from a flashback/cutover from Taraji P Henson, Mary is wearing a black and white beaded dress. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hot Tub Time Machine/Chloe/How to Train Your Dragon (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Rock Steady See more »
Quotes Jennifer: My Grandma Rose used to tell us to pray about things like this.
Madea: Then that's what you ought to do, pray about it, talk to the Lord about it. He'll help you.
Jennifer: Yeah but she only told us to pray. She never told us how. Would you teach me?
Madea: Huh?
Jennifer: Please!
Madea: Show you how to pray?
Jennifer: Yeah.
Madea: Oh, Lord, child, I ain't talked to God since the last time I saw a cop in my rearview mirror. I guess I can try. You know the number?
Jennifer: The what?
Madea: The number. To call him. They say, "Jesus On the Mainline." I don't know the number. Okay, sit back. Bow your head. First, giving honor to God, to the head of my life.
[sings]
Madea: Father, I stretch my hand... to thee. Father God. God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God of Shadrach, Meshach and the billy goat, who was in the fiery furnace that they barbecued on the day of Pentecost when the Jewish people returned from the Sabbath day up on the mountaintop in Ethiopia. God of Mary J. Blige...
Jennifer: Madea, that doesn't sound right. That's not how Mama Rose used to do it.
Madea: You ain't feel it? You ain't feel the anointing?
Jennifer: No.
Madea: Alright. Well, look, I don't know nothing about praying. But all praying is is talking to God and having a conversation with him. And at the end, you say the name of Jesus. That's your stamp that will get it up there to him. You hear?
Jennifer: Okay.
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