Master comedians Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence team up as prison lifers for a crime they didn't commit. The odd couple, Murphy as the fast-talking Rayford Gibson and Lawrence as the conservative Claude Banks, travel to the South on a bootleg run to earn some quick cash. A whole host of comical misfortunes ensue, driving them to the scene of a crime and in front of a judge on trumped up murder charges. Although on paper, there's nothing funny about the circumstances, this crazy duo makes it wildly amusing. The laughter continues as they spend the next 55 years as inmates of a Southern work camp, hoping they will be proven innocent. The supporting cast includes Ned Beatty, Clarence Williams III, Bernie Mac, Nick Cassavetes and R. Lee Ermey. (1999)
Rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for strong language and a shooting.