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R| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Eddie Murphy , Martin Lawrence , Obba Babatunde , Ned Beatty , Bernie Mac , Miguel A. Núñez Jr. , Clarence Williams III , Bokeem Woodbine

Director: Ted Demme

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Life (1999)

Release Date: April 16th, 1999|1 hr. 48 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence are back together and give both of their careers some new life in this sentimental comedy. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Spend 60 years in jail with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, and you'll understand why they call it the pokey. [16 April 1999, Life, p.5E] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is ribald, funny and sometimes sweet, and well acted by Murphy, Lawrence and a strong supporting cast. show more

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