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Madea goes to jail / Lionsgate and TPS present a Reuben Cannon/Lionsgate production ; produced by Reuben Cannon ; produced, written and directed by Tyler Perry.

Cannon, Reuben, 1946- (Added Author). Perry, Tyler. (Added Author). Luke, Derek, 1974- (Added Author). Pulliam, Keshia Knight. (Added Author). Overman, Ion, 1976- (Added Author). Lee, RonReaco. (Added Author). Vergara, Sofía, 1972- (Added Author). Ferlito, Vanessa. (Added Author). Davis, Viola, 1965- (Added Author). Zigman, Aaron. (Added Author). Lionsgate (Firm) (Added Author). TPS Productions (Firm) (Added Author). Director of photography, Alexander Gruszynski ; editor, Maysie Hoy ; music, Aaron Zigman. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [Fullscreen ed.].
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Alexander Gruszynski ; editor, Maysie Hoy ; music, Aaron Zigman.
Participant or Performer Note: Tyler Perry, Derek Luke, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Ion Overman, Ronreaco Lee, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Ferlito, Viola Davis.
Summary, etc.: After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea in front of the judge, her reprieve is short-lived as anger management issues get the best of her and lands her in jail. A gleeful Joe couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But her eccentric family members, the Browns, rally behind her, lending their special 'country' brand of support. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Hardaway is on the fast track to career success. But Hardaway lands a case too personal to handle - defending Candace Washington, a woman he went to college with and who is now a prostitute and former drug addict. Handling the case would be a conflict of interest, so he asks his fiancée and fellow ADA Linda Holmes to fill in on his behalf. When Candace ends up in jail, Madea befriends the young woman, protecting her in a 'motherly' way as only Madea can.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic material, drug content, some violence and sexual situations.
System Details Note: DVD, fullscreen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital.
Language Note: English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Anger > United States > Drama.
Women prisoners > United States > Drama.
Prostitutes > United States > Drama.
Public prosecutors > United States > Drama.
Eccentrics and eccentricities > United States > Drama.
Families > United States > Drama.
Mujeres presas > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Prostitutas > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Genre: Comedy films.
Crime films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.

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