New York City, 1932. Small-time hustler Ray Gibson (Eddie Murphy) and fellow gambler Claude Banks
(Martin Lawrence) find themselves deep in debt to the owner of swank Club Spanky's. Fortunately, Spanky
comes up with a way for the boys to pay him back - a bootlegging run smuggling Mississippi's finest hooch.
Unfortunately, the job lands them in a Mississippi State Prison with a life sentence. Over the course of the
next 60 years, Ray and Claude witness hardship and kindness, cruelty and forgiveness, life and death. But their
humorous outlook on life prevails as their friendship deepens and endures. Together, they never lose hope that
one day they will once again walk outside the prison walls as free men.