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Life

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Original title
Life
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone
Music
Wyclef Jean
Cinematography
Geoffrey Simpson
Cast
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Producer
Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment
Genre
Comedy | 1930s. 1940s. 1970s. Comedy-Drama. Prison Drama
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
1999: Nominated for Oscar: Best Makeup
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