Penitentiary… I remember looking at the cover of this film every time I’d go to the videostore and thinking “Boy, that looks like a terrible cover.”  I never rented it for some reason, and everytime I went back to that store it would stare at me in the face and dare me to rent it.  “Hey there, buddy!  You should rent me!  Who else is cool enough to have a black dude on the front cover with a boxing glove punching through the bars?  Well, I mean besides my sequel sitting right next to me, of course.  Don’t worry about him though, I’m the original!”  After the hallucinations from the lack of oxygen going into my brain subsided, I would again walk away and pick up another movie instead.  Regardless of all those encounters, let’s use a little deductive reasoning and analyze that front cover to figure out what this movie is about, shall we?

  1. Since the guy is wearing boxing gloves, it’s gotta be about boxing
  2. He’s punching through the bars, so it has to have something to do with him getting out of jail.
  3. There’s a picture of a hot chick, so that’s gotta be his girlfriend or something, right?

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