Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail

February 20th 2009
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • PG-13,
  • 103 min,
  • Lionsgate
  • Cast: Vanessa Ferlito, Tyler Perry, Derek Luke, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Sofía Vergara, Drew Sidora, David Mann, RonReaco Lee, Tamela J. Mann, Robin Coleman, Benjamín Benítez, Aisha Hinds, Jackson Walker, Satarah Thomas, Mablean Ephriam, Greg Savage
  • Director: Tyler Perry
  • Writer: Tyler Perry
  • Producers: Tyler Perry ,Reuben Cannon
  • Co Producer: Roger M. Bobb
  • Executive Producer: Michael Paseornek
  • Art Direction: Mark Erbaugh
  • Casting: Kim Hardin
  • Costume Design: Keith G. Lewis
  • D.O.P.: Alexander Gruszynski
  • Editor: Maysie Hoy
  • Production Design: Ina Mayhew


At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in TYLER PERRY'S MADEA GOES TO JAIL. This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer!

After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea (TYLER PERRY) 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 (TYLER PERRY) couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But Madea's eccentric family members the Browns (DAVID and TAMALA MANN) rally behind her, lending their special "country" brand of support.

Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Hardaway (DEREK LUKE) 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 (KEISHA KNIGHT PULLIAM) - and asks his fiancée and fellow ADA Linda Holmes (ION OVERMAN) 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.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Atlanta, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Mature thematic material, drug content, some violence and sexual situations
  • Production Companies: Tyler Perry Company
  • Production Schedule: May 2008 - August 2008

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