Life


1h 48m 1999

Brief Synopsis

In 1930s Harlem, fast talking hustler Ray scams straightlaced Claude into traveling south together to pick up some moonshine and make some quick cash. Instead, they are arrested for a murder actually committed by a corrupt local sheriff, and sentenced to life in prison in Mississippi. Over the years, the pair form a bond, despite being very different and frequently fighting. They scheme to escape, and keep hoping for justice.

Film Details

Also Known As
Condenados a fugarse, por vida
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Prison
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Ronald L Wright
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Sacramento, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

In 1930s Harlem, fast talking hustler Ray scams straightlaced Claude into traveling south together to pick up some moonshine and make some quick cash. Instead, they are arrested for a murder actually committed by a corrupt local sheriff, and sentenced to life in prison in Mississippi. Over the years, the pair form a bond, despite being very different and frequently fighting. They scheme to escape, and keep hoping for justice.

Crew

Deena Adair

Hair Stylist

Daniel J Adkins

Wardrobe Supervisor

Bonnie Alden

Driver

George Alden

Driver

Randy Alderson

Electrician

Kent Alexander

Grip

Mello Alexandria

Stunts

Bob Allen

Rigging Gaffer

Bart A Allsup

Driver

David Aloni

Office Assistant

Dale E. Anderson

On-Set Dresser

David Leroy Anderson

Makeup

Frank J Anderson

On-Set Dresser

John Anderson

Set Decorator

Sam Anderson

On-Set Dresser

Louisa V Anthony

Hair Stylist

Ed Arter

Transportation Coordinator

Tina M Arter-duquette

Transportation

Ron Ash

Best Boy

Bryan Ashford

Grip

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Roy Augenstein

Special Effects

Beth Babyak

Assistant

Maria Baker

Set Designer

Rick Baker

Makeup

Bobbi Banks

Adr Editor

Richard K Barry

Special Thanks To

Bradford F Bell

Assistant Location Manager

Jennifer Bender

Extras Agent/Coordinator

David Beneke

Other

Odin Benitez

Sound Effects Editor

Earl L Benton

Other

John Beran

Grip

John Bergstresser

Apprentice

Susan Bierbaum

Script Supervisor

Hal Bigger

Special Effects

Gaston Biraben

Dialogue Editor

Bryan Birge

Costumes

Dan Bishop

Production Designer

Tracy V Black

Craft Service

Carissa Blix

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Everett Blix

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Roger S Bojarski

Driver

Roger O Bojarski

Driver

Stephen Booth

Assistant Director

Roger Borelli

Other

Paul F Boscarino

Casting Associate

Mark Boucher

On-Set Dresser

Steve Boyle

Stunts

Joe F Bravo

Craft Service

Kevin Breslin

Special Thanks To

Rolland M. Brooks

Scenic Artist

Darryl Brown

Security

Jophery Brown

Stunts

Deborah Brozina

Assistant Camera Operator

James D. Brubaker

Executive Producer

James D. Brubaker

Unit Production Manager

Marcei A Brubaker

Assistant Director

Tony Brubaker

Stunts

Darryl Brunson

Stand-In

Gretchen Bryn Van Zeebroeck

Production Coordinator

Aillene Laure Bubis

Accounting Assistant

Brian Buck

Driver

Shane Buckallew

Other

Mike Buckman

Driver

Susan Burig

Graphic Designer

Percy Burris

Hair Stylist

Francine Byrne

Art Department Coordinator

John J Cahill

Driver

David T Cannon

Foreman

Sharron L Cannon

Post-Production Coordinator

Frank Cappiello

Other

Daniel Carlin

Special Thanks To

Jeff Carson

Special Thanks To

Victor Carstarphen

Song

Benny Carter

Song

Bo Carter

Song Performer

Virgil E Carter

Stand-In

John J Cevetello

Music

Eric Chambers

Stunts

A Chatmon

Song

Fred H Childs

Special Thanks To

Rhonda Clure

Costumes

Fetteroff Colen

Costumes

Xiomara Comrie

Assistant Camera Operator

Lucy Corrigan

Costume Designer

Bill Corso

Makeup

Thomas E Cozza

Driver

Richard Crompton

Grip

Deborah Crosby

Other

Don Crow

Driver

Carmen Cuba

Casting Associate

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Anna Culp

Assistant

Mario D'alfonso

Production

Buck Damon

Music Coordinator

Kim Davis

Makeup Artist

Peaches Davis

Assistant

Richard Davison

Art Department

Carlos De La Torre

Set Production Assistant

Stephen P Del Prete

Set Production Assistant

Sterfon Demings

Hair Stylist

Debra Denson

Makeup Assistant

Christopher Detitta

Props

Gerald A Detitta

Props

Mitch Devane

Art Department

Dennis Dewaay

Construction Coordinator

Tommy Dickson

Projectionist

Louis Dinson

Driver

Ronald B. Dinson

Driver

Jessica Drake

Dialect Coach

Jerry Duplessis

Song

Guy Duquette

Driver

Lanier Edwards

Stunts

Beate Eisele

Other

Duke Ellington

Song

Robert Ellison

Set Production Assistant

David Elton

On-Set Dresser

Linda Emmons-cunningham

Consultant

James D. Emory

Office Assistant

Hershey Entin

Driver

Dean Escen

Special Thanks To

Jane Everett

Production Coordinator

Tim Falconer

Assistant Location Manager

Marisa Ferrey

Assistant Director

Ken Ferris

Camera Operator

Mary Finn

Set Designer

Robert Fitzgerald

Supervising Sound Editor

Frank Fleming

Other

Julius M Fletcher

Other

Claire Flewin

Costume Department

Tina L Fortenberry

Associate Producer

Toni G

Makeup

Timothy M Garrett

Driver

Harry Garvin

Steadicam Operator

Harry Garvin

Camera Operator

Troy Gilbert

Stunts

Evan L Gilner

Assistant Director

Audrey Goetz

Hair

Carmine Goglia

Other

Gene Goins

Projectionist

Avram D Gold

Dialogue Editor

Julia Gombert

Art Department

Alexandra Gonzales

Foley Editor

Brian Grazer

Producer

Frank Graziadei

Video Assist/Playback

Dr. Morton K Greenspoon

Special Effects

David Grimaldi

Sound Effects Editor

Jemal Guillory

Assistant

Randall Guth

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Hagberg

Construction Coordinator

Ronald E. Hairston

Craft Service

R Hamilton

Song

Brian Hamm

Production Assistant

Kevin Haney

Makeup

Larry Haney

On-Set Dresser

Dan Hanley

Special Thanks To

Hugh Hanna

Foreman

Bill Hansard

Other

Holly A Hardin

Assistant Production Coordinator

Tommy Harper

Assistant Director

Gary Harrigan

Driver

Carey Harris Jr.

Props Assistant

George W Hartmann

Driver

Bob Harvey

Special Thanks To

Authentic Hendrix

Other

Joseph R Hessekiel

Driver

Charisse M Hewitt-webster

Assistant

Michael Hilkene

Sound Editor

Blake Hill

Electrician

Marlen Hill

Negative Cutting

Ryan Hintz

Post-Production Accountant

Harold Daniel Hinzo

Sign Writer

Alan Hoffman

Storyboard Artist

Heidi J Holicker

Assistant

John Horning

On-Set Dresser

Will Huff

Makeup

Charles Martin Inouye

Special Thanks To

Gregory Irwin

Assistant

Kevin Lamont Jackson

Stunts

M Jackson

Song

Patrick Jackson

Other

Joe Janusek

Key Grip

Wyclef Jean

Song

Wyclef Jean

Original Score

Marisol Jimenez

Accountant

Buddy Johnson

Song Performer

Buddy Johnson

Song

Donnie Johnson

Assistant

Ken J Johnson

Sound Effects

Stephen Johnstone

Lighting

Michael Jonascu

Sound Effects Editor

Eddie Jones

Other

Carl Joy

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

James Karnbach

Stock Footage

Lee Kazista

Other

Arlene Kehela

Production Supervisor

Arlene Kehela

Location Manager

Karen Kehela

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Condenados a fugarse, por vida
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Prison
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Ronald L Wright
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Sacramento, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Award Nominations

Best Makeup

1999

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States April 13, 1999

Released in United States on Video October 19, 1999

Released in United States Spring April 16, 1999

Martin Lawrence reportedly received $8.5 million for this role.

Martin Lawrence reportedly received $8.5 million for this role.

Began shooting March 4, 1998.

Completed shooting June 19, 1998.

Released in United States April 13, 1999 (Shown in New York City (DGA Theater) as part of series "Director's Take" April 13, 1999.)

Released in United States Spring April 16, 1999

Released in United States on Video October 19, 1999