Original theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jamaa Fanaka|
|Produced by||Jamaa Fanaka|
|Written by||Jamaa Fanaka|
|Music by||Jack Wheaton|
|Cinematography||Stephen L. Posey|
|Edited by||James E. Nownes|
|Distributed by||MGM/UA Entertainment Company|
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.
- Leon Isaac Kennedy ... Martel "Too Sweet" Gordone
- Eugenia Wright ... Clarisse
- Glynn Turman ... Charles Johnson
- Mr. T ... Himself
- Ernie Hudson ... Half-Dead
- Peggy Blow ... Ellen Johnson
- "Box Office Mojo". Retrieved May 15, 2012.
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