Penitentiary II

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Penitentiary II
Poster for Penitentiary II
Original theatrical release poster
Directed byJamaa Fanaka
Produced byJamaa Fanaka
Written byJamaa Fanaka
  • Leon Isaac Kennedy
Music byJack Wheaton
CinematographyStephen L. Posey
Edited byJames E. Nownes
Distributed byMGM/UA Entertainment Company
Release date
  • April 2, 1982 (1982-04-02) (USA)
Running time
108 min
CountryUnited States
Box office$3,178,542[1]

Penitentiary II is a 1982 American Blaxploitation drama film, directed by Jamaa Fanaka. Released on April 2, 1982, the film is the sequel to 1979's Penitentiary. It was followed by another sequel, Penitentiary III, which was released in August 1987.


Martel "Too Sweet" Gordone earned his parole from jail by winning a prison boxing tournament. All Too Sweet wants to do is start a peaceful life, but a condition of his release is that he work for a boxing promoter. Too Sweet has no interest in boxing and wants to live with his sister and her husband who support his desire to start over. However, when an old enemy from prison, Half Dead, escapes and kills his girlfriend, Too Sweet changes his plans and returns to the ring.


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  1. ^ "Box Office Mojo". Retrieved May 15, 2012.