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Penitentiary III (1987)

A man is framed for murder and sent to prison. He is beaten and tortured, then forced to fight the prison's worst killer, a martial-arts fighting midget called Thud.

Director:

Jamaa Fanaka

Writer:

Jamaa Fanaka
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Isaac Kennedy ... Too Sweet
Anthony Geary ... Serenghetti
Steve Antin ... Roscoe
Ric Mancini Ric Mancini ... Warden
Marie Burrell Fanaka Marie Burrell Fanaka ... Chelsea Remington
Raymond Kessler Raymond Kessler ... Midnight Thud Jessup (as The Haiti Kid)
Rick Zumwalt ... Joshua
Magic Schwarz Magic Schwarz ... Hugo
Jim Bailey ... Cleopatra
Big Bull Bates Big Bull Bates ... Simp
Big Yank Big Yank ... Rock
Bert Williams Bert Williams ... Tim Shoah
Mark Kemble Mark Kemble ... Rufus
Jack Rader ... Fred
Madison Campudoni Madison Campudoni ... El Cid
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Storyline

A man is framed for murder and sent to prison. He is beaten and tortured, then forced to fight the prison's worst killer, a martial-arts fighting midget called Thud.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Penitenciaría III See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,392,616

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,392,616
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Too Sweet: Now they made me do something I didn't wanna do.
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Connections

Referenced in Psych: True Grits (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Bustin' Out
Performed by Rodney Franklin
Available on official soundtrack release, not heard in film
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Excellent B movie
19 May 2005 | by patrickodonell00See all my reviews

As far as B movies go this is one of the best. I laughed at the funny parts. The Action was great. Its definitely a Quentin Tarintino like film. All 3 are worth catching, this one is the best though. Mr.T makes an appearance in part 2 which is pretty good as well. The Midget smoking crack and kicking some a@@ rules. If you like Oz on HBO, this was the precursor. The prison footage is real raw and nasty. Definitely one to own, not just rent. This movie is probably more for guys than girls. Its one to break out around your friends who probably missed it the first time around. You get pretty pumped up during the fight scenes as well. I guess some of the acting could be better, but you could say the same thing about the Rocky movies.


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