PRISON CHAPLAIN, who is much obliged. SUPERINTENDENT BILL
loosens his tie. Sure is hot.
In accordance with the regulations
of the State of Mississippi, we gather
here today to lay to rest the remains
ashes, dust to dust. May God have
mercy on their souls.
Go ahead, fellas.
nearby dirt road.
I'll come back for you in a little
These two guys friends of yours, old
We spent some time together.
Why do I get the feeling when you
say some time, you mean some time.
I was already here a good many years
when they came in in 1932.
1932? That's like, that's like...
Sixty-five years ago. They always
said the farm couldn't hold 'em
forever. Looks like you're finally
a swig in their honor.
Hey, the dude's holdin'.
Come on, old-timer, hook the brothers
from the unexpected kick.
Synopsis: 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.
Actors: Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes
Production: Universal Pictures
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
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