Life script
Life (1999)
Synopsis: During Prohibition, loudmouth Harlem grifter Ray (Eddie Murphy) and the no-nonsense Claude (Martin Lawrence) team up on a bootlegging mission to Mississippi that could bring them big bucks. But they run into trouble when a crooked lawman hits them with a phony murder charge. Ray and Claude are given life sentences and shipped off to jail, where they must think of a way to prove their innocence and avoid the brutal guards while battling their biggest enemies -- their opposing personalities.

LEON:

Hell of a way to get out. Heard they

burned up in that fire yesterday.

JAKE:

I seen the bodies before they sealed

'em up. Them fellas sizzled up good.

Looked like some shit from the X-

Files.

(taking a swig from

the bottle)

Damn, that shit's nasty.

WILLIE:

Ray's special recipe. He always had

exacting standards where the hooch

was concerned.

LEON:

What were they, bootleggers?

Willie holds up the bottle, checking the clarity of the

liquor.

WILLIE:

Something like that.

MATCH CUT TO:

EXT. SPANKY'S BACK ALLEY (1932) -- NIGHT

RAY GIBSON holds up a similar bottle of liquor to a light

over a door. Music comes from within. He takes a swig and

stashes the bottle in his belt. He adjusts his tie, polishes

his shoes on the back of his pants and raps on the door.

INT. SPANKY'S -- NIGHT

The speakeasy is jumping, jammed with people. Up on stage a

hot JAZZ BAND is playing backup for a seductive CHANTEUSE.

Well-heeled PATRONS enter through doors near the stage.

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Matthew Stone

Matthew Stone is a London-based artist. He is part of South-London art collective !WOWOW!. Stone lives and works in London. He graduated from Camberwell College of Arts, London in 2004. Matthew Stone stages performances, photographs and films. more…

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