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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.

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Keshia Knight Pulliam and Sherri Shepherd both also starred in the 2005 film Beauty Shop. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning some newspaper articles are shown. One headline says: Student Expelled. If you read the text besides the photograph in the article it spells Shcool instead of school. See more »

Quotes

Candace Washington: What you gonna do? Beat me with your Bible every five minutes like my Grandma did?
Tanya: First of all I don't know your Grandma, and second of all I don't carry a Bible, it's at home on my mantel.
Donna: Don't need to carry it when you know every word of it.
Tanya: You should know it.
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Connections

Followed by Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Goin' Down
Written by Grant Mohrman and Shannon Riley
Performed by Pre-Fight Hype
Published by Method House Music (ASCAP) and Position Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of DMG/Position Music
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Possibly the most touching film ever made about a black guy in a fatsuit.
9 March 2009 | by ungy357See all my reviews

Tyler Perry has really outdone himself this time, making the deep artistic statement "I'm black, and I have a fatsuit." Sure, this statement has been made before by Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, and others, but Perry adds a certain panache to the blackness and the fat suit that makes this more than just a movie about a black guy in a fat suit: it is THE movie about a black guy in a fat suit.

There may be other movies out there which you are tempted to see: "Slumdog Millionaire" may have won several acadmey awards, but where's the black guy in the fatsuit? How is that a movie? Tyler Perry continues to push the boundaries of artistic excellence with drag AND a fat suit, and we can only hope some day he decides to throw bad accents and white face into the mix.


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