Penitentiary Poster

Release Date: October 13th, 1995

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Hitchhiker Martel "Too Sweet" Gordone (Leon Isaac Kennedy) gets a lift from prostitute Linda (Hazel Spears) in her van and travels with her to meet her clients. After a fight breaks out with the men, Gordone is knocked unconscious and awakens to find he has been wrongly charged with murder. As a way to protect himself in prison, Gordone starts fighting other inmates. This leads him to discover an underground boxing tournament, with the top prize being a prison release.

Cast: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Thommy Pollard, Hazel Spears, Badja Djola, Gloria Delaney, Chuck Mitchell

Director: Jamaa Fanaka

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Jamaa Fanaka Production

Keywords: Rousing, Gritty, 1970s, Underdog, Friend, Escape, Prison