The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

Search DAARAC's Archive

Monday, September 22, 2008

Penitentiary: The Trilogy

Penitentiary I (1979)

Penitentiary II (1982)

Penitentiary III (1987)
The groundbreaking trilogy depicting the harrowing prison existence of a convict who uses his wits and fists to survive. Martell "Too Sweet" Gordone is thrown deep into the bowels of the prison system, where the only consistent truth is kill or be killed. To show his strength and gain respect from the other inmates, Gordone (Leon Isaac Kennedy) must distinguish himself as a boxer, taking on all comers to save his own skin and regain his pride as a human being. Surprisingly effective in its harsh detailing of violent prison life, the film addresses the dehumanization of prisoners without excusing their crimes. Thought of as an exploitation picture, Penitentiary rises above its roots to provide a blunt and passionate look at one man's struggle on the inside. --Robert Lane


David (ASE) Mosley said...

Do you know, to name of the song being played when Mr. T. an Too Sweet were running in the park

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting these 3 great films - they are so hard to come by here in the UK!


Mr. Wone said...

You're welcome Karlos.

Gory Freddy said...

Hello friends!

Can I have a link to download "Penitentiary III" please ?

I've got lot of things to exchange...

Unknown said...

can someone post a link or links to Penitentiary 1,2,& 3 ost's. Thanks