From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Penitentiary (1979, USA) is a Crime film directed by Jamaa Fanaka. Followed by Penitentiary II.
- Released in 1979
- Running Time: 99 Min.
- Production Co: Jerry Gross Productions
- Distribution Co: The Jerry Gross Organization, The (1980) (USA) (theatrical) | Movietime (1981) (Canada)
- Directed by Jamaa Fanaka
- Written by Jamaa Fanaka
- Starring Leon Isaac Kennedy, Thommy Pollard, Hazel Spears, Donovan Womack, Floyd 'Wildcat' Chatman, Gloria Delaney
- Produced by Jamaa Fanaka, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Irving Parham
- Original Music by Frankie Gaye
- Cinematography by Marty Ollstein
- Film Editing by Betsy Blankett Milicevic (as Betsy Blankett)
- All that stands between him and freedom is the ring.
- There's only one way out, and 100 fools stand in the way!