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In the mid-1990s, two inmates bury the burned bodies of two lifers at Mississippi's infamous Parchman Farm; a third old-timer relates their story. They'd served 65 years for a murder they didn't commit, framed by a local sheriff while buying moonshine whiskey for a Manhattan club owner to whom they owed money. In flashbacks we see this odd couple thrown together (Ray is a fast-talking con man, and Claude is a serious man about to start work as a bank teller), the loss of Ray's watch (sterling silver, from his daddy), the murder and trial, the hardships of Parchman, and the love-hate relationship of Claude and Ray as they spend 65 years bickering and looking for a way to escape. Written by
When Ray and Claude are standing on a box of bottles, Claude mentions that a one of his toes has slipped into one of them. This actually happened during the take, but Martin Lawrence kept going, despite Eddie Murphy's laughing, which is genuine. See more »
In the scene where Jangle Leg introduces himself to Claude, they are seated beside each other with Ray sitting beside Jangle Leg. Then the camera switches to a shot of Ray. If you look below Ray you can see Jangle Leg seated below him. See more »
[hearing the story told, they hear that Mr. Wilkins was about to offer Ray and Claude pardons]
So Ray and Claude get their pardons, right?
No, they didn't get their pardons, man! If they got their pardons way back then, we wouldn't be burying them here today, would we?
Oh, yeah, that's right.
What happened is old man Wilkins never come out of the bathroom! Sit right there and died on the shitter!
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Bloopers are shown during the closing credits. See more »
I din't understand why this gets such a low score!
Excellent, simply brilliant.
One of the most funniest films I have seen.
I have seen this so many times and I don't understand why it has only scored a 6/10!
I always think that story lines that cover a large chunk of the characters' lives are always very interesting as the audience gets to see how they evolve and change with age. All of the characters pull this off - over the years we see Ray (Eddie Murphy) change from a young confident individual who never gives up hope to a tired old grouchy man who is hard of hearing; but its never sad. Even when the characters are riddled with old age the humour is still fantastic.
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