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Penitentiary (1979)

R
99 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's boxing team in an effort to secure an early parole ...See moreA hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's boxing team in an effort to secure an early parole and to establish his dominance over the prison's toughest gang. Written by page8701 See less
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Producers
Alicia Dhanifu (co-producer) (as Alicia J. Dhanifu) | Jamaa Fanaka | Albert Shepard (co-producer)
Cinematographer
Editor
Betsy Blankett Milicevic (as Betsy Blankett)
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Release date
Dec 1979 (United States)

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67 cast members
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Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White
Sweet Pea Sweet Pea   See fewer
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Leon Isaac Kennedy
Martel 'Too Sweet' Gordone Martel 'Too Sweet' Gordone   See fewer
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Thomas M. Pollard
Eugene T. Lawson (as Thommy Pollard) Eugene T. Lawson (as Thommy Pollard)   See fewer
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Hazel Spears
Linda (as Hazel Spear) Linda (as Hazel Spear)   See fewer
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Donovan Womack
Jesse Amos Jesse Amos   See fewer
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Floyd 'Wildcat' Chatman
Hezzikia 'Seldom Seen' Jackson (as Floyd Chatman) Hezzikia 'Seldom Seen' Jackson (as Floyd Chatman)   See fewer
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Gloria Delaney
Peaches Peaches   See fewer
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Badja Djola
'Half Dead' Johnson 'Half Dead' Johnson   See fewer
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Chuck Mitchell
Lieutenant Arnsworth Lieutenant Arnsworth   See fewer
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Cepheus Jaxon
Poindexter Poindexter   See fewer
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Dwaine Fobbs
Lying Latney Winborn Lying Latney Winborn   See fewer
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Ernest Wilson
Cheese Cheese   See fewer
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Will Richardson
Magilla Gorilla Magilla Gorilla   See fewer
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Darrell Keith Harris
Nut #2 (as Darrell Harris) Nut #2 (as Darrell Harris)   See fewer
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Lonnie Kirtz
Nut #3 Nut #3   See fewer
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Ray Wolfe
'A' Block Night Guard 'A' Block Night Guard   See fewer
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Charles Young
Tough Tony Tough Tony   See fewer
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Cornelius Desha
'Tough Tony' Manager / Referee 'Tough Tony' Manager / Referee   See fewer
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Michael Melvin
Biker #1 Biker #1   See fewer
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Steve Eddy
Biker #2 Biker #2   See fewer
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Irene Stokes
Female Guard in Male Prison Female Guard in Male Prison   See fewer
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Bill Phillips Murry
'Rappin' Larry (as Bill Murry) 'Rappin' Larry (as Bill Murry)   See fewer
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Teri Hayden
Counter Lady (as Terri Hayden) Counter Lady (as Terri Hayden)   See fewer
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Carl Irwin
Sam Cunningham (as Carl Erwin) Sam Cunningham (as Carl Erwin)   See fewer
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Irving Parham
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Warren Bryant
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Lorrie Marlow
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Jamaa Fanaka
2nd Male in Restroom (as Walter Gordon) 2nd Male in Restroom (as Walter Gordon)   See fewer
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David Carter
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Hassan Abdul-Ali
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Marcus Gutierrez
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Zee Howard
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Gwynn Pineda
Female Guard #1 Female Guard #1   See fewer
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Ann Hutcherson
Female Guard #2 Female Guard #2   See fewer
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Cardella Di Milo
Female Guard #3 (as Cardella Demilo) Female Guard #3 (as Cardella Demilo)   See fewer
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Beverly Wallace
Female Guard #4 Female Guard #4   See fewer
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Onia Fenee
Female Guard #5 Female Guard #5   See fewer
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Deloris Figueroa
Female Guard #6 Female Guard #6   See fewer
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Zeola Gaye
Female Inmate #1 Female Inmate #1   See fewer
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Jackie Shaw
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Brenda Joy Griffin
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Reneé Armanlin
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Sarah Jaxon
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Barbara Torres
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Irene Terrell
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Lisa Visco
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Shelli Hughes
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Tony Rapisarda
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Tony Rapisarda
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Casey J. Littlejohn
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Edgardo Williams
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Tyrone S.B. Thompson
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Sam Olden
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Roderic Williams
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William Bey
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Shawn Davis
Male Inmate #9 Male Inmate #9   See fewer
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Johnny Jones
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Robert Wayne Cornelius
Male Inmate #11 Male Inmate #11   See fewer
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Quitman Gates
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Ian Foxx
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5.7 / 10 | 910 votes