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Penitentiary 2

Penitentiary 2 (1982)
Director: Jamaa Fanaka
35mm, color

Jamaa Fanaka continues the boxing saga of “Too Sweet” Gordone. Paroled after serving time for a murder he didn’t commit, prison boxing champ Too Sweet hangs up his gloves, moves in with his sister’s family, and rekindles his romance with Clarisse. He soon learns that life of the outside isn’t much easier than it was in prison, when “Half Dead” Johnson escapes from prison and murders Clarisse. Though the loss of Clarisse is almost too much to bear, Too Sweet, with the help of his new trainer (Mr. T), returns to the fight game and begins his rise to the top. 

Available for research at UCLA

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Jamaa Fanaka Director