Penitentiary

Format: DVD 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - African American DVD Penitentiary
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - African American
 
Call Number  DVD Penitentiary
 
 
Summary
Martel Gordone is a hitch-hiker who gets into a fight with a pair of bikers over a prostitute. One of the bikers dies and Martel finds himself in prison with the moniker "Too Sweet" because of his love for candy bars. Soon he is a hardened but pragmatic inmate who joins the prison boxing team in an effort to secure an early parole. But standing in his path is Half Dead Johnson, a member of the prison's most violent gang. Half Dead's sadistic cruelty and Too Sweet's raw determination culminate in a brutal and shocking climax.
Additional Information
Subjects Prisons -- Drama.
Male prisoners -- Drama.
Prison gangs -- Drama.
Boxing -- Drama.
Boxers (Sports) -- Drama.
African Americans -- Drama.
Feature films.
Prison films.
Sports films.
Blaxploitation films.
Fiction films.
Publisher Santa Monica, CA :Distributed by Xenon Pictures,2006
Edition Special ed., Widescreen.
Other Titles Jamaa Fanaka's penitentiary
Contributors Fanaka, Jamaa, 1942-2012, screenwriter, director.
Jamaa Fanaka Productions (Firm), production company.
Xenon Pictures, publisher.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
At head of title: Jamma Fanaka's.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Special features: chapter selection; original trailer; commentary from legendary writer/director Jamaa Fanaka.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.
Description 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1597880795
9781597880794
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