Penitentiary

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"There's only one way out, and 100 fools stand in the way!"
  • R
  • 1979
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 5.7  (913)

In this prime example of the "blaxploitation" film genre, a young man is wrongly imprisoned for murder and finds a new calling as a boxer behind bars. The film is directed Jamaa Fanaka and led to two sequels in the 1980s.

Penitentiary
Penitentiary
Penitentiary

Trailer - 2 min 18 sec

Description
In this prime example of the "blaxploitation" film genre, a young man is wrongly imprisoned for murder and finds a new calling as a boxer behind bars. The film is directed Jamaa Fanaka and led to two sequels in the 1980s.

Penitentiary is a 1979 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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  • Release Date
    1979
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 39 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (913)