My recent trip to NYC, I watched this movie twice, late night in my hotel room. I have to say this is a gem of a movie. I have never seen Penitentiary (the first one and there is a part 3), but this movie has it all - It begins with Star Wars-like titles, there are midgets, Mr. T, a funky soundtrack, boxing....it's amazing. This movie is dope! The finale is bananas!!!! Check out the trailer.