Life (1999/I) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.3/ 10 (23447 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for strong language and a shooting

Production Company
Imagine Entertainment [us]
Universal Pictures [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 13 April 1999
(USA) - 16 April 1999
(Slovakia) - 15 July 1999
(Denmark) - 6 August 1999
(Australia) - 12 August 1999

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1930s, 1990s, affection, african-american, african-americans, airplane, bald, bare-knuckle-fighting, baseball, black-american, black-humor, bloopers-during-credits, bootleg-liquor, bootlegger, bootlegging, bully, bully-comeuppance, comeuppance, comic-violence, criminal, crop-duster, death, depression, escape-attempt, f-word,

Technical Support
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Alexander, David (IV) as [Doctor] <33>
  2. Ali, Muhammad (I) as (archive footage) [Himself]
  3. Anderson III, Haskell V. as (as Haskell Vaughn Anderson III) [Junkie] <52>
  4. Anderson, Anthony (I) as [Cookie] <5>
  5. Babatundé, Obba as [Willie Long] <3>
  6. Banks, Ernie Lee as [Bathroom Attendant] <32>
  7. Beatty, Ned as [Dexter Wilkins] <13>
  8. Benton, Shayne as (uncredited) [Farm Boy]
  9. Blunt, Augie as [Man in Prison] <44>
  10. Boyles, Steve (I) as [Mule Cart Driver] <65>
  11. Brown, Johnny as [Blind Reverend Clay] <34>
  12. Brubaker, James D. as [Judge E.M. Byrne] <26>
  13. Burke, Keith (I) as [Shady Cardplayer] <41>
  14. Cassavetes, Nick as [Sergeant Dillard] <4>
  15. Colston, Sydney Big Dawg as (uncredited) [Henchman #2]
  16. Compton, O Neal as [Superintendant Abernathy] <15>
  17. Emmerich, Noah as [Stan Blocker] <16>
  18. Emory Jr., James as [Goldmouth's Son] <47>
  19. Ermey, R. Lee as [Older Sheriff Pike] <22>
  20. Evans, Nate (I) as [Juke Bartender] <36>
  21. Everett, Todd (I) as [Deputy at Mansion] <37>
  22. Farid, Zaid as [Shady Cardplayer] <40>
  23. Gratton, Bill as [Fire Inspector] <48>
  24. Hartmann, George (I) as [Prison Guard] <50>
  25. Harvey, Don (I) as [Billy Bob] <38>
  26. Havins, Hal as [Billy] <29>
  27. Heavy D as [Jake] <19>
  28. Helvey, Zack as [Captain Tom Burnette] <51>
  29. Hendrix, Jimi as (archive footage) [Himself]
  30. Henley, Barry Shabaka as [Pokerface] <6>
  31. James, Rick (II) as [Spanky Johnson] <17>
  32. Jemison, Kimble as [Gang Banger] <53>
  33. Jennings, Brent (I) as [Hoppin' Bob] <7>
  34. Jones, Jay Arlen as [Bagman] <56>
  35. Jordan, Oscar as [Juke Joint Guitarist] <57>
  36. Jordan, Walter K. as (as Walter Jordan) [Slim] <27>
  37. King, Martin Luther as (archive footage) [Himself]
  38. Lampkin, Sean as [Trustee at Line] <46>
  39. Lawrence, Martin (I) as [Claude Banks] <2>
  40. Love, Quantae as [Trustee at Line] <45>
  41. Lund, Jordan as [Funeral Chaplain] <58>
  42. Mac, Bernie as [Jangle Leg] <8>
  43. Mahome, Jordan as [Gang Banger] <54>
  44. Malone, Bonz as [Leon] <20>
  45. Moss, Ronald (I) as (as Ronald Lee Moss) [Bouncer] <59>
  46. Murphy, Eddie (I) as [Rayford Gibson] <1>
  47. Núñez Jr., Miguel A. as [Biscuit] <9>
  48. Powell, Walter (I) as (as Walter Powell Jr.) [Waiter] <61>
  49. Presley, Elvis as (archive footage) [Himself]
  50. Prévost, Christophe (I) as (as Chris Prevost) [Pilot] <62>
  51. Sanders, Leon as [Barkeeper] <64>
  52. Taliferro, Michael as (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro) [Goldmouth] <10>
  53. Taylor, William S. as (as William Taylor) [Bagman] <55>
  54. Torry, Guy as [Radio] <11>
  55. Turner, Leon (II) as (uncredited) [Arm That Went Up]
  56. Turner, Leonard O. as [Superintendant Burke] <43>
  57. Vaughn, Ned as [Young Sheriff Pike] <21>
  58. Whitaker, Kenn as [Isaac] <31>
  59. White, Kenneth (I) as [Deputy] <42>
  60. Williams III, Clarence (I) as [Winston Hancock] <18>
  61. Woodbine, Bokeem as [Can't Get Right] <12>
  62. Almy, Brooks as [Billy's Mama] <28>
  63. Brooks, Hildy as [Nurse Doherty] <30>
  64. Call, Allyson as [Young Mae Rose Abernathy] <24>
  65. Carson, Lisa Nicole as [Sylvia] <14>
  66. DeMilo, Venus as (as Venus De Milo Thomas) [Juke Joint Waitress] <39>
  67. Hall, Reamy as [Mrs. Dillard] <49>
  68. Lathan, Sanaa as [Daisy] <23>
  69. McQueen, Armelia as [Mrs. Clay] <35>
  70. Montgomery, Poppy as [Older Mae Rose Abernathy] <25>
  71. Morrow, Bridget as (uncredited) [Cocktail Waitress]
  72. Murphy, Betty (I) as [Mrs. Abernathy] <60>
  73. Robinson, Dawn as [Club Crooner] <63>


  1. Comedy
  2. Crime
  3. Drama

Full 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. Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 67,574 (Netherlands) (31 December 1999) BT: USD 75,000,000 GR: USD 63,844,974 (USA) (8 August 1999) GR: USD 63,712,159 (USA) (1 August 1999) GR: USD 63,535,589 (USA) (25 July 1999) GR: USD 63,314,304 (USA) (18 July 1999) GR: USD 63,077,804 (USA) (11 July 1999) GR: USD 62,840,929 (USA) (4 July 1999) GR: USD 62,545,534 (USA) (27 June 1999) GR: USD 62,132,854 (USA) (20 June 1999) GR: USD 61,554,344 (USA) (13 June 1999) GR: USD 60,598,139 (USA) (6 June 1999) GR: USD 59,412,909 (USA) (30 May 1999) GR: USD 57,526,494 (USA) (23 May 1999) GR: USD 55,320,650 (USA) (16 May 1999) GR: USD 51,484,410 (USA) (9 May 1999) GR: USD 46,260,375 (USA) (2 May 1999) GR: USD 37,016,425 (USA) (25 April 1999) GR: USD 20,414,775 (USA) (18 April 1999) GR: GBP 1,266,689 (UK) (19 September 1999) GR: GBP 1,149,594 (UK) (12 September 1999) GR: GBP 899,283 (UK) (5 September 1999) GR: GBP 367,806 (UK) (29 August 1999) OW: USD 20,414,775 (USA) (18 April 1999) (2,594 screens) OW: GBP 367,806 (UK) (29 August 1999) (198 screens) PD: January 1998 - ? SD: 4 March 1998 - 19 June 1998 WG: USD 1,565,215 (USA) (23 May 1999) (1,720 screens) WG: USD 2,864,520 (USA) (16 May 1999) (2,247 screens) WG: USD 3,644,810 (USA) (9 May 1999) (2,438 screens) WG: USD 6,481,175 (USA) (2 May 1999) (2,613 screens) WG: USD 11,257,995 (USA) (25 April 1999) (2,597 screens) WG: USD 20,414,775 (USA) (18 April 1999) (2,594 screens) WG: GBP 60,902 (UK) (19 September 1999) (59 screens) WG: GBP 119,644 (UK) (12 September 1999) (128 screens) WG: GBP 251,312 (UK) (5 September 1999) (202 screens) WG: GBP 367,806 (UK) (29 August 1999) (198 screens)

Movie Certificate

12 (Iceland)
K-12 (Finland)
15 (South Korea)
14 (Peru)
M18 (Singapore)
13 (Argentina)
MA (Australia)
14A (Canada)
G (Canada)(Quebec)
14 (Chile)
12 (Germany)
15 (Ireland)
M (New Zealand)
15 (UK)
R (USA)(certificate #36417)
PG (Singapore)(cut)
PG-13 (Philippines)
14 (Brazil)

Music Composers

  1. Jean, Wyclef


  1. Simpson, Geoffrey (I)

Dress Designers

  1. Corrigan, Lucy W. (as Lucy Corrigan)


Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2000) (Argentina) (VHS)
Argentina Video Home [ar] - (2000) (Argentina) (all media)
Egmont Entertainment [fi] - (1999) (Finland) (VHS)
MCA/Universal Pictures [us]
United International Pictures (UIP) [de] - (Germany)
United International Pictures (UIP) [gb]

Film Editors

  1. Wolf, Jeffrey (I)


  1. Avanzino, Bohnie (title designer: New Wave Entertainment)
  2. Bell, Brad (III) (assistant location manager)
  3. Bierbaum, Susan (script supervisor)
  4. Brunson, Darryl (stand-in: Mr. Lawrence)
  5. Bubis, Aillene Laure (accounting assistant)
  6. Carter, Virgil (I) (photo double: Mr. Murphy)
  7. Cawood, George (title designer: New Wave Entertainment)
  8. Cochran, Yolanda T. (second assistant accountant) (as Yolanda M. Thibodeaux)
  9. Drake, Jessica (I) (dialect coach)
  10. Everett, Jane (II) (production coordinator)
  11. Fein, Fred (stand-in)
  12. Fletcher, Julius M. (production secretary)
  13. Hairston, Ronald E. (key craft service)
  14. Hintz, Ryan (post-production accountant)
  15. Jackson, Pat (III) (studio teacher)
  16. Jiménez, Marisol (construction accountant)
  17. Kehela, Arlene (supervising location manager)
  18. Koenig, Jennifer (I) (second assistant accountant) (as Jennifer Anne Koenig)
  19. Maellaro, Tamara (set medic)
  20. Mande, Dina (title designer: New Wave Entertainment)
  21. Martorano, Peter (assistant location manager)
  22. McKernan, Peter (aerial coordinator)
  23. Morgenthal, Michael (first assistant accountant)
  24. Murphy, Niamh (textile artist)
  25. Parker, Stacy (I) (assistant production coordinator)
  26. Ramirez Jr., William (key craft service)
  27. Reid, Roger E. (stand-in: Mr. Murphy)
  28. Richard, Glen (production auditor)
  29. Romano, Margo (second assistant accountant)
  30. Rucker, Michael (II) (production assistant)
  31. Saxon, Nina (title designer: New Wave Entertainment)
  32. Simmrin, Deborah (unit publicist)
  33. Struck, Ken (assistant location manager)
  34. Tarrant Jr., George L. (production assistant)
  35. Thornsberry, David (location manager)
  36. Warendorp, Kevin (cast associate)
  37. Wat, Michael (payroll accountant)
  38. Webster, Randy (personal assistant to Eddie Murphy)
  39. Worley, Brook (production assistant)


Radio: Hey, New York, you ever been to that there Cotton Club? Rayford Gibson: The Cotton Club in Manhattan? Many times, man, I damn near lived in the Cotton Club. I tell you, the Cotton Club is all right. But it ain't got nothin' on The Boom Boom Room. If you ever go to New York, go to Ray's Boom Boom Room Willie Long: Hey there, Ray! What's that you talkin' about, the Boom-Boom Room? Rayford Gibson: That's my spot, Ray's Boom-Boom Room, the most happening space in all of Manhattan. Cookie: Ha ha, so you got your own nightclub? Rayford Gibson: Well, right now it's kinda in the development stage, but I'm workin' on it, I'll get it. Goldmouth: So it don't exist. Rayford Gibson: It exists in my mind, Goldmouth; that's where it starts. It starts in your brain first. You know, it got to exist up here first. "As a man think it, so then shall he get", you know, some shit like that. You know you read the Bible. Rayford Gibson: [singing] The Upper Room! [last lines] Dexter Wilkins: [on learning Pike framed Ray Gibson and Claude Banks] Is there any truth in what this man said? Older Sheriff Pike: What the hell difference does it make? At least the state of Mississippi got forty years of cheap labor out of the deal! Young Sheriff Pike: You just committed suicide, boy. Young Sheriff Pike: My goodness, my old friend, Winston Hancock. I thought we agreed that you was gonna leave town. Winston Hancock: Well, I was going to leave, Sheriff Pike... but your wife, she begged me to stay. Claude Banks: [on seeing a body bag being wheeled past] Looks like Jonesy got his walking papers. Rayford Gibson: We got thirty-six cases of booze. That's better than money. Dexter Wilkins: You've been on this farm for quite a spell, haven't you? Claude Banks: Over 40 years now, me and Ray Gibson over there. Dexter Wilkins: 40 years... that's a long time for any crime, even murder. Claude Banks: It's a hell of a lot longer when you're innocent. Dexter Wilkins: Half the men in this prison swear they're innocent, Claude. Don't you think that's kind of funny? Claude Banks: Well, you have to forgive me if I don't laugh. Goldmouth: Hey, girl! You gon' eat yo' cornbread? Claude Banks: You talkin' to *me*? Rayford Gibson: Yeah, I think he's talkin' to you. Rayford Gibson: Uh, no. Not at all; I want you to have it. Uh, Willie, you mind passin' this down to- Rayford Gibson: Hey, no, don't pass your cornbread to him. That's your cornbread. Claude Banks: Ray, I'm a grown man, okay, I'm not gonna eat this cornbread, if he wants the cornbread, damn it, have the cornbread! Rayford Gibson: No no, if he wants some cornbread, let him go up to the front and get his own portion of cornbread, that's your cornbread, fuck him. [to Goldmouth] Hey, man he gonna eat his cornbread, all right? Fuck you. Claude Banks: Ray, look, I don't need you to take up for me, I'm all right, I'm a grown man, I can handle this. Rayford Gibson: If you let have your cornbread, you're gonna be ironin' hisdrawers and clippin' his toenails. Jangle Leg: I da pappy. Goldmouth: Maybe I oughta eat *your* cornbread. Rayford Gibson: Motherfucker, you can't have my cornbread. That's for damn sure. You try and take my cornbread, Killing Spree, Part 2 gon' begin up in here on your ass. You thinking about my cornbread, better get the taste out your mouth. That's for damn sure. Claude Banks: Ray, chill out... Rayford Gibson: No, fuck him. Fuck that, 'cause I'm from New York City, goddammit. Nobody take no cornbread from me. That goes for anyone of you motherfucking farmers who wanna start some shit. You fuck around with me, there's gonna be consequences and repercussions. Jake: [hearing the story told, they hear that Mr. Wilkins was about to offer Ray and Claude pardons] So Ray and Claude get their pardons, right? Leon: No, they didn't get their pardons, man! If they got their pardons way back then, we wouldn't be burying them here today, would we? Jake: Oh, yeah, that's right. Willie Long: What happened is old man Wilkins never come out of the bathroom! Sit right there and died on the shitter! Claude Banks: [Ray and Claude have just found Winston Hancock's recently murdered body] I think he's hurt pretty bad, man! Rayford Gibson: [feels Winston's head for signs] This guy's dead. Claude Banks: I ain't, I ain't never seen no dead body before, Ray. [Ray is now searching through Winston's pockets] What are you doin'? The man's been dead two seconds and you're in his pockets? Don't you have any respect? Rayford Gibson: It ain't here! Claude Banks: What ain't there? Rayford Gibson: My daddy's watch, this is the guy that took my watch from. Motherfucker, you did fucked around with the wrong person, didn't you, didn't you?! Now look at your ass bleedin'! Claude Banks: [Claude has just been punished for crossing the gun line and Ray shares the punishment, but he chuckles to himself] What' you laughin' about, Ray? Rayford Gibson: Ah, just thinkin' about you runnin' with them bullets flying all over the top of your head, that's something to see there, that was a sight to see. Claude Banks: The bullets weren't the problem, ray. The pie was too hot! Burned my damn tongue. Claude Banks: [standing on a crate of bottles] Damn, one of my toes in the bottle, damn it, Ray. Claude Banks: Don't touch this car. Rayford Gibson: 'Cause I piss on the motherfucker. I ain't gonna touch it, I piss on it. Claude Banks: Why you got to say nasty shit, Ray? Rayford Gibson: 'Cause I'm a nasty motherfucker. Rayford Gibson: [after being denied pie] Look, My Name's Ray Gibson I'm from New York. Let's talk Turkey, How much will it cost for you turn two of those whites-only pies into two nigger pies Billy's Mama: [cocks gun] How 'bout I turn y'all into Nigger pie? Pokerface: [on a break; Ray and Claude have just come in] Either one of you new fellas know how to read? Rayford Gibson: I know how to read, why? Pokerface: I've been carrying this letter for four months now Claude Banks: You mean to tell me none of y'all can read? Willie Long: Last fella what could read made parole about, what, Christmas. Pokerface: [about his letter] I don't even know who this come from. Rayford Gibson: [takes the letter] Gimme that shit. [turns to old inmate sitting next to him] You can't read? [old inmate replies "no"] Almost sixty years old; motherfucker can't read. Here: look, it's from, it's from your mama's neighbor, Mrs. Tadwell, you know who that is, Mrs. Tadwell; she thought you ought to know that your second cousin Bo died, Bo died, and your, and your other cousin Sally on your daddy's side, she died. Oh, and apparently your sister died, too. Pokerface: Jenny? Rayford Gibson: No, it said Marlene here, Marlene died [reads on]... no no no, Marlene, Jen-Jenny, Jenny died, too, Jenny and Marlene both dead. Then it goes on for a while about how the crop didn't come in on account of the frost, she finished up, there's been a big tornado in which your mama and your daddy were both killed, but don't worry because she's gonna take care of the dog, that is if he gets over the worms; dog had worms. Pokerface: Appreciate it. Rayford Gibson: Yeah, well you know, any time I can help. Claude Banks: [digging a hole] I don't believe in this "before Abe" shit. Rayford Gibson: [Jangle Leg is dancing with a girl] Come on, now, forget that, man, she don't mean nothin' to him, don't pay that no mind. Biscuit: To hell with him, it ain't that. Rayford Gibson: So what's your problem, then? Sittin' here lookin' all sad and shit; it's almost all right in here to-day, almost. [Biscuit hands him a letter] This is a release form, man, you gettin' off this month! What are you sittin' here lookin' all sad for? Biscuit: What am I gonna do out there, Ray? I can't go home to my mama like this. Rayford Gibson: Man, that shit you talkin' is crazy, your mama gonna be happy to see you when you get home. Biscuit: Not like this, Ray. Rayford Gibson: Hey, look, world done changed a lot; it's 1945, boy. Biscuit: Not for me, it ain't. Rayford Gibson: Look, you can't stay here, that's for damn sure, and I tell you what else, anybody else in this whole place would give his right arm to be in your shoes right now, I know I would. Leon: [after Willie has told the story] You really bummed me out. That's a terrible story. [to Jake] Yo, nigga, you cryin'? Jake: No, I just got allergies and - I'm cool. [Leon walks off in disgust] Willie Long: Hey, ain't nothin' wrong with a man cryin' every now and again. Leon: Listen, man, what was Claude's plan, anyway? Willie Long: See, Claude had figured he could steal a couple of bodies from the morgue, right? That way, when he set the infirmary on fire, in all the commotion, him and Ray could just slip right on into them fire engines, see, hide out, wait until the morning, and roll right out with 'em. That way, when they find the two bodies, they'd think it was them! Jake: Well, what makes you think that didn't work? Willie Long: I never said it didn't work. Leon: Wait, you mean to tell me that this is not Ray and Claude in these two boxes? [Willie chuckles inscrutably] Jake: Well, is it, old man? [Willie chortles on and wheels away] Leon: Hey, old timer, is it? Jangle Leg: [upon shaking hands with Claude] Yo' hand is nice and supple, like a lady! Hoppin' Bob: You don't want me to come down there. I ain't nice like the boss; I'll slap the black off your ass! Get to work! Sergeant Dillard: Welcome to Mississippi. Here you will be provided with ample opportunity to repay your debt to society through the rigours of hard labour. We got fields need clearin', roads need buildin', and ditches need diggin'. You will eat only what you can grow. Your crop don't come in, you go hungry. This here is Camp 8; Camp 8 is for incorrigibles. So whatever you done to get here, believe me, I'm not impressed; I've seen it all before. We ain't go no fences here at Camp 8, we don't need no fences. We got us the gun line. Hoppin' Bob: Tell 'em about the gun line, boss. Sergeant Dillard: This is the gun line. It runs from shack to shack, clear around the yard. You are now inside the gun line. You step outside the gun line without my permission, you will be shot. You trip and fall over the gun, you will be shot. You spit, you pee, you so much as stick your johnson over the gun line, you will be shot. [to Ray] And you, Slick, don't try to run, don't try to run, don't try to escape, or one of my trustees will put a bullet in your head. You prisoners are now the property of the State of Mississippi, which is to say I own your ass. Sergeant Dillard: [Claude won't dig, and complains that it's too hot] You tell that lazy jigaboo the State of Mississippi ain't interested in his meteorological assessments! Hoppin' Bob: Listen up, jigaboo! State of Mississippi ain't interested in your, your, uh-"metacological assessments"! Sergeant Dillard: You tell him the State of Mississippi is only interested in getting this here ditch cleared by sundown. Hoppin' Bob: State of Mississippi wants this here ditch cleared by sundown. You got that, boy?! Hoppin' Bob: [bringing new inmates into the bunker] Everybody, shut up! Right now, I don't want to hear a sound. Got some fresh meat for you right down there, take yourself right down there, find your ass a bunk. Move it! Actin' all scared. We ain't got no wallflowers here at Camp 8. Don't y'all worry none; ain't nobody gonna mess with you tonight. That'd take all the fun out of the courtship. You hear me, boy? Willie Long: I didn't see nothing special the first time Ray and Claude walked into the cage. To me, they were just a couple of fools whose luck had run out. 'Course, I was wrong about that. Claude Banks: You know what I'm going to buy with my first paycheck? Daisy: What, baby? Claude Banks: Season tickets to the Yankees. Right there on the first baseline. [Daisy looks unhappy] What's wrong, baby? Daisy: I was hoping you were going to say an engagement ring, Claude? Claude Banks: An engagement ring? Daisy: That's what respectable folks do: get a job, get married, start having babies. That's what you want, isn't it? Cookie: [Ray is getting beat by Goldmouth for not giving up his cornbread] I appreciate you going through all the trouble over my cornbread; you don't get a lot of compliments around here. Rayford Gibson: [the two are now old men and Ray suspects Claude of having an escape plan] I'ma go to sleep. Why for I can't sit here and look at yo' ass...and wonder what you got up your sleeve? Claude Banks: Yeah, I got somethin' brewin: I got a ass whuppin' brewin' for you here, Ray, if you don't stop fuckin' with me! Claude Banks: You know, I'm finally starting to wrap my mind around this shit. We're in here for life. We're gonna die in here! We might as well go up to the cometary, picks out a plot and start digging. Rayford Gibson: Now, you listen to me. My daddy died in a place just like this cause of that shit you're talking about. He gave up hope and he hung hisself! And I'm not going out like that! Claude Banks: Well, maybe you're just a chip off the old block, Ray. Rayford Gibson: You take that back or we're no longer friends. Claude Banks: News flash, Ray! We ain't never been friends! We've just been stuck together for twelve years!

Other Titles

  1. Lebenslänglich (2000/I) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Front Street, Norwalk, California, USA - (Greyhound bus station)
  2. Locke, California, USA
  3. Los Angeles, California, USA
  4. Rockwell Defense Plant - Bellflower & Imperial Highway, Downey, California, USA
  5. Sacramento, California, USA
  6. Stage 27, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
  7. Stage 28, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA


- When Rayford ('Eddie Murphy (I)' (qv)) is getting beat up in a fight, he says: "I know a bitch named Della who hits harder than you." This is a reference to _Harlem Nights (1989)_ (qv), in which Murphy's character is beat up in a fight with a madame played by 'Della Reese' (qv).

- Spanky's ('Rick James (II)' (qv)) limp was not acting. The scene was shot after Rick James underwent hip replacement surgery.

- When Ray and Claude are standing on a box of bottles, Claude mentions that a one of his toes has slipped into one of them. This actually happened during the take, but 'Martin Lawrence (I)' (qv) kept going, despite 'Eddie Murphy (I)' (qv)'s laughing, which is genuine.

- The word "fuck" is used 63 times

- According to the DVD commentary: During the diner scene, originally it was 'Eddie Murphy (I)' (qv)'s character that was supposed to be angry about the "White Only" pies, while 'Martin Lawrence (I)' (qv)'s character just wanted to leave. During filming, the scene wasn't working, so they came up with the idea of having them switch their lines. The scene played much better and that's how it appears in the finished film.

- Ray and Claude arrive at the Mississippi prison