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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 20 February 2009 (USA)
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Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

Director:

Tyler Perry

Writers:

Tyler Perry (based on the stage play by), Tyler Perry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Madea / Joe / Brian
Derek Luke ... Joshua Hardaway
Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Candace Washington
David Mann ... Brown
Tamela J. Mann ... Cora (as Tamela Mann)
RonReaco Lee ... Chuck
Ion Overman ... Linda
Vanessa Ferlito ... Donna
Viola Davis ... Ellen
Sofía Vergara ... T.T.
Robin Coleman ... Big Sal
Bobbi Baker Bobbi Baker ... Tanya
Aisha Hinds ... Fran
Benjamín Benítez ... Arthur
Karan Kendrick ... Guard Watson
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Storyline

Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, drug content, some violence and sexual situations | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,030,947, 22 February 2009

Gross USA:

$90,508,336

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,508,336
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Madea's absurdly-uninhibited confrontation with Miss Smug 'n' Shallow over the parking spot is somewhat reminiscent of the infamous parking-space brawl started by Mohammad Atta shortly before the 9/11 WTC attacks. See more »

Goofs

During the initial shenanigans between Madea and Miss Smug 'n' Shallow, the forklift is being used by the workmen. When Miss Smug 'n' Shallow steals the parking-spot and waltzes into the store, though, the forklift is shown in its folded-down position and is obviously not being used, and then just moments later when Madea first spots it, the forklift is again partially raised, and the men are working around it. See more »

Quotes

Joe: Your mama is a Po-Po hoe!
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Connections

Followed by I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Yardcore
Written by Norman Howell, Horace Payne and Benoit Tshiwala
Performed by Born Jamericans
Published by Mudslide Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl
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Tyler Perry is NOT a comic "genius"...
12 April 2009 | by thomas1652See all my reviews

"Madea Goes to Jail" stands out in most of the movies I've seen, for one reason only: It was one of the two movies I've ever walked out on in the theater.

I admit it, I only laughed a couple times...but for the most part ,the humor consisted of nothing but shallow, harshly stereotypical and unclassy "jokes". Tyler Perry's portrayal of African-Americans is almost insulting. Not only that, but Madea was only shown for less than half of it! The only thing saving this from a 1 is Keisha Knight Pulliam's performance. She was the ONLY interesting thing about this crap fest. I look forward to more from her, but please, Tyler Perry, no more.


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