Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself


1h 53m 2009

Brief Synopsis

When Madea, a pistol-packing grandma, catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith and even true love.

Film Details

Also Known As
I Can Do Bad All by Myself
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Brian Kingman
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

When Madea, a pistol-packing grandma, catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith and even true love.

Crew

Javan Adams

Driver

Coleen Aiello

Accounting Assistant

Michael Akinlabi

Song

Sylvia Akuchie

Costumer

Oscar Alcaraz

Assistant

Christopher Amerson

Painter

Kevin Amick

Medic

Robert Aries

Song

Dennis Kirk Armour

Electrician

Gaytra D Arnold

Accountant

Calvin Ashford

Assistant

Alex Askew

Set Production Assistant

Iris Bailey

Electrician

Kimberly Bailey

Adr

Louis Bailey

Grip

Curtis Baker

Video Assist/Playback

Cory D Ball

Construction

Michael K Barber

Props

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Tiffany Barnes

Set Production Assistant

Joe Barnett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Steve Bartkowicz

Sound Engineer

Brent D. Bazinski

Lighting Technician

Kyndra Beaudoin

Hair Stylist

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Jaclyn Behringer

Rights & Clearances

Jaclyn Behringer

Construction

Mayne Berke

Art Director

Colbert Bernard

Set Production Assistant

Mark Berry

Props

Khalilah Birdsong

Assistant

Heather Bivens

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mary J. Blige

Song

Mary J. Blige

Song Performer

Roger M. Bobb

Coproducer

Roger M. Bobb

Assistant Director

Steven H Boler

Props

Steven Bolin

Props

Thomas S Bolin

Gang Boss

Eric Bomba-ire

On-Set Dresser

Angie Bones

Assistant Director

Justin Bones

Set Production Assistant

Dekota Boney

Painter

Lucius Bonneson

Grip

Elliott Boswell

On-Set Dresser

Josh Braddy

Construction

Andrea C. Brotherton

Hair Stylist

Danny Brown

Assistant

Larry W Brown

Painter

Michael C Brown

Painter

Sekinah Brown

Assistant Costume Designer

Michael D. Brushaber

Painter

Adam Brustein

Assistant Art Director

Russell Bullock

Scenic Artist

Michael Burton

Music

Chocolate Butterfly

Song Performer

Reuben Cannon

Producer

Shane K Cantrell

Painter

Kerry Carmean

Sound Effects Editor

Julio Carmona

Adr

Sarah Carter

Production Assistant

Johnny Caruso

Music Editor

David Chambers

Props

Cynthia L Chapman

Hair Stylist

Lanai Chapman

Adr

Darrell Charles

Rigging Electrician

James Cheshire

Special Effects Technician

Andy Chua

Software Engineer

Char Coats

Makeup

Danny S Cochran

Scenic Artist

Don E Cochran

Scenic Artist

Don E Cochran

Gang Boss

Henry Cofer Sr.

Props

Amir Cohen

Coordinator

Quantrell D Colbert

Photography

Patrice Coleman

Makeup

Ian Cone

Rigging Electrician

E Christopher Cornell

Set Production Assistant

Bobby Coursey

Props

Veronica Cox

Makeup

Django Craig

Adr

Randell Crawford

Security

Terry Crawford

Props

Tracy Craytor

Driver

Dean Cummings

Props

Jeff W Curtis

Dolly Grip

Joe D'alessandro

Camera Operator

Jeff Dash

Production Accountant

Brandon Davis

Rigging Electrician

Cassi Davis

Music Contractor

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Rick De Varona

Music Engineer

Brian J Decook

Hair Stylist

Derron Delaney

Medic

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Robert Dickerson

Assistant Director

Russell C. Dickerson

Foreman

Sharon C Dietz

Production Supervisor

Jennifer Diquollo

Craft Service

Lee Donaldson

Best Boy Grip

Derrick Doose

Set Production Assistant

Sarah Downer

Production Assistant

Marshall C Downey

Props

Xavier Dphrepaulezz

Song

Rhavynn Drummer

Casting Assistant

Shayne Duhon

Costumer

Cody Dunn

Set Production Assistant

Yvonne Eagle

Makeup

Franck Tucker Ebang-toungmue

Caterer

Scott Elgin

Music Engineer

Daniel A. Elliott

Construction

Amanda M. Ellis

Coordinator

Jeffery L. Ellis

Painter

Chris Fagot

Music

Daryl Farrie

On-Set Dresser

David Fegely

Props

Karen A. Felix

Property Master

Frank Figueroa

Video

Brenda M Findley

Art Department Coordinator

John H. Findley

Location Manager

Major Johnson Finley

Assistant

Lakeisha Fleming

Set Production Assistant

David Fletcher

Special Effects Coordinator

Burton James Fortner

Construction

Ruthie Foster

Song

Ruthie Foster

Song Performer

Aretha Franklin

Song

Sheila Frazier

Adr

Christopher R. French

Rigging Grip

Scott Friedland

Grip

Anthony Fullard

Medic

Dan Furst

Video Assist/Playback

Michael Galloway

Production Assistant

Ronnie Garrett

Music

Ronnie Garrett

Song

Sean Garrett

Song

Shedrick Garrett

Production

Ben Gaskin

Electrician

Tsedy Gebeyehu

Production Secretary

Douglas Gentile

Electrician

Daniel H George

Key Costumer

Mike L Germain

Best Boy Grip

Jeff Gibbs

Gang Boss

Vincent Gideon

Hair

Lindsay Gores

Assistant

Josh Gould

Driver

Megan Graham

Props Assistant

Christopher Green

Set Production Assistant

Rhonney Greene

Costumer

Randy Grizzle

Greensman

Brittany N. Grooms

Extras Casting Assistant

Alexander Gruszynski

Director Of Photography

Alexander Gruszynski

Dp/Cinematographer

Charles R. Gunter

Gang Boss

James C Guyton Jr.

Security

Sunny Hahlen

Painter

J.d. Hall

Adr

Thomas Sam Hall

Props

Benjamin Hamilton

Electrician

Fred Hammett

Security

Kevin Haney

Special Makeup Effects

Chuck Harmon

Song

Barbara Harris

Adr

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Deaundra Harris-metzger

Hair Stylist

Michael Hastie

Music Engineer

Michael Hastie

Assistant

Valencia Y. Hawkins

Assistant

Conor Hayes

Accounting Assistant

Liam Hearne

Post-Production Accountant

Spencer Hecox

Digital Effects Artist

Daniel Helms

Set Production Assistant

T.a. Henderson

Hair Stylist

Danny W Henson

Painter

Geoff Herbert

Grip

George Hernandez

Security

Jerry Hey

Original Music

Michael F Hicks

Driver

Joel C. High

Music Supervisor

Jonathan Hilton

Best Boy Electric

James S. Hinerman

Props

Meldas Hodges

On-Set Dresser

Brady Holden

Painter

Melissa Hollingsworth

Rigging Electrician

Don Holloway

Foreman

Fred T Holloway

Construction

Brian Holter

Digital Effects Artist

Alonza B Houser

Security

Michael Howell

Crane Grip

Mike Howells

Adr

Maysie Hoy

Editor

Jeffery Hutchins

Construction

Damian Irving

Sound

Lee A Ivey

Painter

Clinton Ivie

Painter

Amad Jackson

Adr

Freddie Jackson

Song

Jerry P Jacobs

Coproducer

Jerry P Jacobs

Unit Production Manager

Wakwanza Jasiri

Set Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
I Can Do Bad All by Myself
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Brian Kingman
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 11, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 12, 2010

Based on the play "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" written by Tyler Perry and first performed in Chicago, Illinois in September 1999.

Released in United States Fall September 11, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 12, 2010