The story of two innocent men who served 65 years for a murder they had nothing to do with. , framed by a local sheriff. The tale is told in flashbacks, about their life in the hard knock prison camp and their attempts to find happiness and hopefully freedom.
Hit-and-miss that surprisingly achieves it's good
moments through flashes of drama amid the rather medocre comedy
pieces. Some people will recognize liberal lifting of ideas from
such prison films as COOL HAND LUKE and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, but
obviously the film would rather play for laughs than in any political
commentary. Murphy and Lawrence do what they can ad-libbing through
a script without inspiration, and occasionally deliver a few
off-the-cuff remarks worthy of a chuckle. Almost worth watching for
the final blooper during the end credits, as it's the only hearty
laugh you may have the whole film.
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