Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is convicted of drug dealing, based on the perjured evidence of a police informant. Thrown into a seedy jail, fighting to prove his innocence is diffucult when he has to deal with the realities of prison life, where everyone claims they were framed. Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Two cops on the take just made the biggest mistake of their lives. They framed An Innocent Man
Did You Know?
Many of the film's prison scenes were filmed at the old Hamilton County Jail in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Jail, also known as the "Cincinnati Workhouse", had been permanently closed prior to the location filming of the movie. It had been built during the Civil War to house enemy troops and was still in use by Hamilton county and Cincinnati area police agencies as a jail as late as the 1970s. It was closed due to being "inhumane, cruel and unusual" by modern jail standards. See more
At the end of the movie, when Parnell and Scalise are driving through the parking lot, looking for the drug pickup spot, the front license plate on their T-Bird changes. Initially it has a 2FVDxxx then changes to a 2GRYxxx. See more
[LBPD Officer Parnell is being escorted into the prison yard
[Parnell looks around. Every inmate starts to glare at him
Ain't life a motherfucker.
Referenced in Double Jeopardy
When the Night Comes
Written by Bryan Adams
, Jim Vallance
and Diane Warren
Performed by Joe Cocker
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets See more