Penitentiary

(1979)

Overview

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 and to establish his dominance over the prison's toughest gang.

  1. Jamaa Fanaka

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White

    Sweet Pea

  2. Leon Isaac Kennedy

    Leon Isaac Kennedy

    Martel 'Too Sweet' Gordone

  3. Thommy Pollard

    Eugene T. Lawson

  4. Hazel Spears

    Linda (as Hazel Spear)

  5. Donovan Womack

    Jesse Amos

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 1, 1979
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

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