Penitentiary (1980)

Penitentiary
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 39mins.
Genres Action
Keywords prison
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Lynette Stansell Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Leon Isaac Kennedy Associate Producer n/a 171 3000009
Leon Isaac Kennedy Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Alicia Dhanifu Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Albert Shepard Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Lynette Stansell Associate Producer n/a 171 3000010
Irving Parham Associate Producer n/a 171 3000011
Sergio Mimms Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Wilma Arnold Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000004
Yance Hamlet Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Jovon Gillohm Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Jamaa Fanaka Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Beatrice Gordon Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Robert Gordon Sr. Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
William Bey Actor Male Inmate 1 1000059
Shawn Davis Actor Male Inmate 1 1000060
Dominic Gusto Actor Male Inmate 1 1000058
Roderick Williams Actor Male Inmate 1 1000057
Sam Olden Actor Male Inmate 1 1000056
Johnny Jones Actor Male Inmate 1 1000061
Robert Wayne Cornelius Actor Male Inmate 1 1000062
Jamaa Fanaka Producer n/a 3 3000001
Robert Edelen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
John Sherrod Director 2nd unit director 2 2000002
Jamaa Fanaka Director n/a 2 2000001
Quitman Gates Actor Male Inmate 1 1000063
Joseph A Gordon Location Coordinator n/a 120877 5000005
Carmen Sanford Location Coordinator n/a 120877 5000006
Charles Young Technical Advisor (boxing) 537 12000001
Debra "Ebony" Bradford Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Adel Mazen Art Director art direction 183 9000002
Beverly Green Etheredge Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Slim and Trim Band Song Performer ("Kissy Face") 120788 8000006
Deirdre Naughton Costumes n/a 120828 13000002
Gregory Lewis Makeup n/a 353 13000003
John Sherrod Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Herman Cole Other talent coordinator 120795 26000001
James E Nownes Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Hal Watkins Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000002
Ed White Sound sound recording 120816 14000001
Mark Gaillard Song Performer ("Kissy Face") 120788 8000005
Mark Gaillard Song n/a 120859 8000004
Stephen Posey Photography n/a 120835 6000003
James Babij Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000004
Ben Caldwell Photography stills 120835 6000002
Marty Ollstein Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Celine Marie Gordon Location Coordinator n/a 120877 5000007
Imelda Richard Billings Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000005
Betsy Blankett Editor n/a 172 7000001
Andre Douglas Music n/a 120781 8000003
William K Anderson Music n/a 120781 8000002
Frankie Gaye Music n/a 120781 8000001
Debra Chiate Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Tyrone S B Thompson Actor Male Inmate 1 1000055
Edgardo Williams Actor Male Inmate 1 1000054
Ray Wolfe Actor "A" Block Night Guard 1 1000018
Charles Young Actor n/a 1 1000019
Lonnie Kirtz Actor 3rd Nut 1 1000017
Darrell Harris Actor 2nd Nut 1 1000016
Tony Andrea Actor Moon 1 1000015
Ellsworth Harrell Actor Referee 1 1000020
Cornelius Desha Actor "Tough Tony"--Manager and Referee 1 1000021
Bill Murry Actor "Rappin" Larry 1 1000025
Terri Hayden Actor Counter Lady 1 1000026
Irene Stokes Actor Female Guard in Male Prison 1 1000024
Steve Eddy Actor 2nd Biker 1 1000023
Michael Melvin Actor 1st Biker 1 1000022
Elijah Mitchell Actor 1st Nut 1 1000014
Will Richardson Actor Magilla Gorilla 1 1000013
Floyd Chatman Actor Hezzikia "Seldom Seen" Jackson 1 1000005
Wilbur "Hi-Fi" White Actor Sweet Pea 1 1000006
Donovan Womack Actor Jesse Amos 1 1000004
Hazel Spears Actor Linda 1 1000003
Thommy Pollard Actor Eugene T Lawson 1 1000002
Gloria Delaney Actor Peaches 1 1000007
Badja Djola Actor "Half-Dead" Johnson 1 1000008
Ernest Wilson Actor n/a 1 1000012
Dwaine Fobbs Actor "Lying" Latney Winborn 1 1000011
Cepheus Jaxon Actor Poindexter 1 1000010
Chuck Mitchell Actor Lieutenant Arnsworth 1 1000009
Herman Cole Actor Cook 1 1000027
Carl Erwin Actor Sam Cunningham 1 1000028
Brenda Joy Griffin Actor Female Inmate 1 1000045
Renee Armanlin Actor Female Inmate 1 1000046
Jackie Shaw Actor Female Inmate 1 1000044
Zeola Gaye Actor Female Inmate 1 1000043
Deloris Figueroa Actor Female Guard 1 1000042
Sarah Jaxon Actor Female Inmate 1 1000047
Barbara Torres Actor Female Inmate 1 1000048
Tony Rapisarda Actor Male Inmate 1 1000052
Casey J Littlejohn Actor Male Inmate 1 1000053
Shelli Hughes Actor Female Inmate 1 1000051
Lisa Visco Actor Female Inmate 1 1000050
Irene Terrell Actor Female Inmate 1 1000049
Onia Fenee Actor Female Guard 1 1000041
Beverly Wallace Actor Female Guard 1 1000040
Joaquin Leal Actor Rubin 1 1000032
David Carter Actor Male Guard 1 1000033
Lorri Gay Actor 2nd Girl in Restroom 1 1000031
Warren Bryant Actor Gay Boxing Spectator 1 1000030
Irving Parham Actor "A" Block Day Guard 1 1000029
Hassan Abdul-Ali Actor Male Guard 1 1000034
Marcus Guttierrez Actor Male Guard 1 1000035
Cardella Demilo Actor Female Guard 1 1000039
Ann Hutcherson Actor Female Guard 1 1000038
Gwynn Pineda Actor Female Guard 1 1000037
Zee Howard Actor Female Lieutenant 1 1000036
Leon Isaac Kennedy Actor Martel "Too Sweet" Gordone 1 1000001
Synopsis
Too Sweet is picked up by a prostitute while he is hitchhiking through the desert in California. When they stop at a diner, the couple are harassed by a motorcycle gang and in the fight that results, one of the gang is killed. Too Sweet is wrongly accused of the murder, convicted and jailed. The prison inmates are ruled by Jesse, and Too Sweet shares a cell with one of Jesse's henchmen, the deranged Half Dead. Although Too Sweet hates violence, he has to fight to defend himself. In fact, Too Sweet is a good fighter and he is talked into competing in the prison boxing tournament. But he soon realizes that the contest is rigged when he learns that Half Dead is his opponent.