Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail


1h 43m 2009

Brief Synopsis

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 land her in jail. A gleeful Joe couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But Madea's 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 young prostitute and former drug addict Candace Washington--and 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Madea Goes to Jail
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Crime
Drama
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

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 land her in jail. A gleeful Joe couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But Madea's 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 young prostitute and former drug addict Candace Washington--and 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.

Crew

Michelle D. Adams

Casting Associate

Nathan Adams

Security

Yolanda Adams

Song Performer

Sylvia Akuchie

Costumer

A. Albano

Song

Richard Alcala

Software Engineer

Mayra Z Ambris

Security

Chris Anderson

Electrician

David Anderson

Song

Paul Anka

Song

Chris Antignane

Best Boy Electric

Jason Armstrong

Security

Gaytra D Arnold

Office Production Assistant

Calvin Ashford

Camera Assistant

Laura Harris Atkinson

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Kimberly Bailey

Adr

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Asia Baxter

Set Production Assistant

Jamie Baxter

Digital Effects Artist

Trinh Baxter

Digital Effects Artist

Maurice Beaman

Hair Stylist

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Jaclyn Behringer

Construction

William Bennett

Rigging Grip

Shilla Benning

Costumer

Mike Besaw

Grip

Chris Birdsong

Rigging Electrician

Heather Bivens

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Roger M. Bobb

Coproducer

Roger M. Bobb

Assistant Director

Steven H Boler

Carpenter

Kenneth Bolton

Rigging Grip

Angie Bones

Assistant Director

Justin Bones

Set Production Assistant

Leslie Boston

Driver

Pete Bowman

Best Boy Grip

James B. Brothers

Property Master

Andrea C. Brotherton

Hair Stylist

Danny Brown

Art Department

Phillip Brown

Art Department

Sekinah Brown

Assistant Costume Designer

Michael D. Brushaber

Painter

Adam Brustein

Graphic Designer

Jada Budrick

Video

Floyd Burks

Film Lab

Chris Bush

Props Assistant

Chocolate Butterfly

Song Performer

Reuben Cannon

Producer

Brigid Lynn Cappelletti

Grip

John M. Carlisle

Driver

Julio Carmona

Adr

Jerry Carter

Driver

Johnny Caruso

Music Editor

Gina Cassidy

Grip

Catherine Cavadini

Adr

Cristina Lucia Cesari

Construction

Donna Chambers

Security

Lanai Chapman

Adr

Lawrence Chappell

Security

James Cheshire

Grip

Karl A Chow

Security

Andy Chua

Software Engineer

Reginald C Clark

Set Production Assistant

Cory Lance Cloud

Security

Danny S Cochran

Painter

Terrell W Cochran

Security

Amir Cohen

Coordinator

Quantrell D Colbert

Photography

Patrice Coleman

Makeup

Lisa C. Collins

Accountant

Dennis Collis

Driver

Christopher Conkling

Production Accountant

Keith Cooper

Caterer

Samuel Morgan Cooper V

Camera Assistant

Juatarian L Cottoner

Production Assistant

Bryan-michael Cox

Song

Django Craig

Adr

James Richard Crank

Rigging Electrician

Barbara Crawford

Driver

Bruce Crawford

Driver

William Bruce Crawford

Driver

Stephen Crowley

Rigging Electrician

Joe Cuzan

Crane Grip

Brandon Davis

Electrician

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Kendrick Dean

Song

Max Delbecq

Music

Russell C. Dickerson

Foreman

Brian Didsbury

Sound

Jennifer Diquollo

Craft Service

Lisa Diquollo

Craft Service

Alfeo Dixon

Photography

Marc Dobiecki

Director Of Photography

Marc Dobiecki

Other

Ekundayo Donegan

Location Assistant

Derrick Doose

Set Production Assistant

Xavier Dphrepaulezz

Song

Mara R Drew

Security

Rhavynn Drummer

Casting Assistant

Rhavynn Drummer

Assistant

Shayne Duhon

Wardrobe Assistant

Yvonne Eagle

Makeup Artist

Daniel A. Elliott

Construction

David B Ellis

Rigging Electrician

Jeffery L. Ellis

Painter

Lynn Elsner

Driver

Mark Erbaugh

Art Director

Chris Ervin

Digital Effects Artist

Deborah C Evans

Production Supervisor

Chris Fagot

Music

Shantell Fancher

Production Secretary

Ashley Farber

Software Engineer

Jeanne Fay

Rights & Clearances

Michael Fedack

Dolly Grip

Karen A. Felix

Assistant Property Master

Patricio Fernandez

Visual Effects

Frank Figueroa

Video

Brenda M Findley

Art Department Coordinator

John H. Findley

Location Manager

Greg Finley

Adr

Derrick Fitzgerald

Security

Andrew G Ford

Carpenter

Donald Frank

Security

Sheila Frazier

Adr

William Frazier

Rigging Electrician

Anthony Fullard

Medic

Stan Fyfe

Gaffer

James Gallimore

Video Assist/Playback

Michael Galloway

Wardrobe Assistant

Carlos Garcia-peralta

Caterer

Todd Gardner

Electrician

Melissa Gearhart

Assistant Editor

Tsedy Gebeyehu

Office Production Assistant

Joseph P. Genier

Unit Production Manager

Joseph P. Genier

Coproducer

Charles M Gentry

Security

Daniel H George

Costumer

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Anita Gibson

Makeup

Stephen E Gill

Rigging Grip

Todd W Gladden

Security

Theodore R Golden

Security

Arnoldo Gonzalez

Caterer

Lindsay Gores

Assistant

Karen Gorodetzky

Line Producer

Josh Gould

Driver

Alia N Greene

Set Production Assistant

Rhonney Greene

Costumer

Glynna Grimala

Sound Effects Editor

Alexander Gruszynski

Director Of Photography

Alexander Gruszynski

Other

Jeanette Guillermo

Set Costumer

Charles R. Gunter

Gang Boss

Rhonda Guthrie

Assistant Director

James C Guyton Jr.

Security

Terry Haggar

Color Timer

Isa Hall

Adr

J.d. Hall

Adr

Roswell Hamrick

Art Director

Josh Hancher

Assistant Camera

Bruce Hansen

Video Assist/Playback

Kimberly Hardin

Casting

Barbara Harris

Adr

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Mark K Harris

Security

Joel Haverly

Carpenter

Valencia Y. Hawkins

Assistant

Liam Hearne

Post-Production Accountant

Spencer Hecox

Visual Effects

T.a. Henderson

Hair Stylist

Atiya Henry

Assistant

David Henry

Finance Manager

Hsanni Henry

Art Department

Karen D Henry

Security

John Herndon

Film Lab

Jerry Hey

Original Music

Dan Higgins

Original Music

Joel C. High

Music Supervisor

Don Holloway

Greensman

Fred T Holloway

Carpenter

Elliot C. Holmes

Location Assistant

Brian Holter

Visual Effects

Ray Horta

Visual Effects

Alonza B Houser

Security

Marshall Hovies

Driver

Norman Howell

Song

Maysie Hoy

Editor

Amber L Hunter

Wardrobe Assistant

Gail Hunter

Script Supervisor

Ronald W Hurd

Driver

Lee A Ivey

Painter

Amad Jackson

Adr

Darryl Jackson

Song

Sidney Jackson

Security

Anthony L Jacobs

Rigging Grip

Jason Jensen

Visual Effects

Tony Jenzano

Video Assist/Playback

Bill Johnson

Prosthetic Makeup

Tiffani-mishelle Johnson

Extras Casting Assistant

Timothy Shane Johnson

Carpenter

Film Details

Also Known As
Madea Goes to Jail
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Crime
Drama
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 20, 2009

Released in United States on Video June 16, 2009

Based on the play "Madea Goes to Jail" written by Tyler Perry.

Project is the fourth film to feature the character Madea created and performed by Tyler Perry. It follows "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" (USA/2005), "Madea's Family Reunion" (USA/2006) and "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" (USA/2008).

Released in United States Winter February 20, 2009

Released in United States on Video June 16, 2009