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The Resource Penitentiary, Jamaa Fanaka Productions ; produced, written and directed by Jamaa Fanaka, (videorecording)

Penitentiary, Jamaa Fanaka Productions ; produced, written and directed by Jamaa Fanaka, (videorecording)

Label
Penitentiary
Title
Penitentiary
Statement of responsibility
Jamaa Fanaka Productions ; produced, written and directed by Jamaa Fanaka
Title variation
Jamaa Fanaka's penitentiary
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Martel Gordone is a hitch-hiker who gets into a fight with a pair of bikers over a prostitute. One of the bikers dies and Martel finds himself in prison with the moniker "Too Sweet" because of his love for candy bars. Soon he is a hardened but pragmatic inmate who joins the prison boxing team in an effort to secure an early parole. But standing in his path is Half Dead Johnson, a member of the prison's most violent gang. Half Dead's sadistic cruelty and Too Sweet's raw determination culminate in a brutal and shocking climax
Cataloging source
CLE
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Penitentiary (Motion picture : 1979)
Credits note
Director of photography, Marty Ollstein ; editor, Betsy Blankett ; music, Frankie Gaye, William Anderson and Andre Douglas
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
LC call number
PN1995.9.P68
LC item number
P46584685379 2006
PerformerNote
Leon Isaac Kennedy, Thommy Pollard, Badja Djola, Gloria Delaney, Hazel Spear, Donovan Womack
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-2012
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fanaka, Jamaa
  • Kennedy, Leon Isaac
  • Pollard, Thommy
  • Djola, Badja
  • Delaney, Gloria
  • Spear, Hazel
  • Womack, Donovan
  • Jamaa Fanaka Productions (Firm)
  • Xenon Pictures
Runtime
99
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisons
  • Male prisoners
  • Prison gangs
  • Boxing
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • African Americans
  • Prisons
  • Prisoners
  • Prison gangs
  • Boxing
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Penitentiary, Jamaa Fanaka Productions ; produced, written and directed by Jamaa Fanaka, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/010/040/000000000010040787.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1979
  • Special features: Original trailer; commentary from legendary writer/director Jamaa Fanaka
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn190863591
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (99 min.)
Isbn
9781597880794
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
000799436424
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
XE4364DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)190863591
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; NTSC, restored
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Penitentiary, Jamaa Fanaka Productions ; produced, written and directed by Jamaa Fanaka, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/010/040/000000000010040787.gif
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1979
  • Special features: Original trailer; commentary from legendary writer/director Jamaa Fanaka
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn190863591
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (99 min.)
Isbn
9781597880794
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
000799436424
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
XE4364DVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)190863591
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; NTSC, restored
Video recording format
DVD

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