They would loose themselves in the fantasy as an escape from the horrible reality of life. A nightclub owned by Ray, and staffed and patronized by the other inmates. 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. Amid several failed attempts, arguments that last for 20 years and all of the changes that have taken place over the 40 years of their incarceration, Ray and Claude develop a close and lasting friendship. Before they can get back to New York, a man named Winston Hancock , who cheated Ray in a card game with the help of a waitress, is murdered outside of a by the town's sheriff, Warren Pike , who frames Ray and Claude for the murder. That night, the infirmary catches fire, and they seemingly perish in the flames. My theory - Willie lied about Ray having an escape plan, and the scene with Ray and Claude at a baseball game was a fantasy that Willie or the Gravediggers or both were imagining.
Life is a film that combines the comedic talents of Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence in a film that possesses elements of both comedy and drama. A short time later, they go to trial, are convicted, and sentenced to life. This is where the fun really begins as they soon realize how much different Mississippi is from New York, especially in the 1930s and for a black man. After delivering the liquor, Ray and Claude witness the murder of an African American by a local sheriff and are framed for the murder and sent to a Mississippi work farm. This brings our duo to the conclusion that they should work together. On it has an approval rating of 50% based on reviews from 54 critics. Claude has his attorney cousin, Melvin, appeal against his conviction with his girlfriend Daisy's help, but it is denied, and shortly afterwards he finds out that Daisy has left him for Melvin.
The grave diggers ask why the old man would tell them such a depressing story. We also do not take too kindly to reposts or stolen content either, if you have copied and pasted a theory or article from elsewhere, you must make it abundantly clear that the idea belongs to someone else and give full credit. The movie also stars Anthony Anderson and Bernie Mac. A must see for any die hard Eddie Murphy fan. He does great work here,along with Martin Lawrence whom I am not a huge fan of, but I must give him due credit here as two men wrongly sentenced to life imprisonment.
Around 1944, 12 years later, aged 37 years old, they meet a inmate nicknamed 'Can't-Get-Right' , a talented player and likely was the one to impregnate the Superintendent's daughter when he discovered the baby is biracial. Rule 7 - High Volume Standard Topics Topics we receive a large number of submissions about will be subject to higher quality standards than other posts. Because reality was too sad to accept, and what they needed to get through it, was to lie to themselves. We ask for at least 2 paragraphs of writing about your theory and a specific citation from the work. Willie concludes the tale by outlining Claude's plan: Ray and Claude would steal two bodies from the morgue, start the blaze, plant the bodies, hide in the fire trucks and depart with them in the morning.
He intends to give them a , but dies of a before he can do so. Star Wars - All works related the Star Wars franchise. Rule 4 - Tag all spoilers Please do not include spoilers in the title of your posts, be as vague as possible. They spend the next 65 years trying to escape from prison, while making new friends - Biscuit , Jangle Leg , Radio , Goldmouth , Cookie and Pokerface - and dodging guards Sergeant Dillard and Hoppin' Bob as their own friendship grows. Rule 8 - Write up your theory if you link to an outside source People shouldn't have to leave the sub to know what your theory is, please include a write up about your idea. About how Ray had this plan to steal a few bodies from the morgue, and fake Claude and his' deaths in a fire, then they would stow away in the fire trucks and escape. He tells of many character defining stories and about repeated escape attempts, but they never made it out or proved their innocence.
All of the duo's friends are gone either by death or release from prison, except for Willie, now confined to a wheelchair. Written by Sure,Eddie Murphy has gotten credit over the years for being the comic genius that he is,but he does not always get proper credit for his movie work. This motivational concept, and the human need for hope is why Willie lied to the Gravediggers about Ray and Claude's final escape. 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. Ray Gibson and Claude Banks are two New Yorkers in 1932 from two different worlds.
Rule 9 - Unapproved advertising Whether you want to promote your podcast, Youtube channel or blog, we do ask that you contact the mod team via mod mail before you post, but we are more likely to turn you down if it is not FanTheory related. By the end of the movie, Ray and Claude are old men, in an elderly care section of the prison, their entire lives passed by. 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. 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. Dillard still runs the camp, who one day informs Ray and Claude that they will be transferred to live and work at Superintendent Dexter Wilkins' mansion.
After 'Can't-Get-Right' is released to play for the , Ray devises an escape but Claude refuses, upset with the fact that 'Can't-Get-Right' was released without them, leading to an argument that results in Ray and Claude going their separate ways. One night the elderly care unit burns down and the remains of Ray and Claude are found. Related Subreddits: Our friends: I haven't been able to find any discussion on this anywhere. 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. Meta - Posts regarding the sub-Reddit itself. Claude forms a friendship with Wilkins, and is entrusted to drive and pick up the new superintendent, Sheriff Warren Pike , the same man who framed them forty years earlier.
It is the second film that Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence have worked on, the first being. I never would have thought of them as a great team,but I was pleasantly surprised here. Bringing them all closer together, making them all feel a small piece of what life outside might've been like. The supporting cast includes , , , , , , , , and. Confirmed - Theories which have turned out to be right but must be back up with supporting external evidence. And the Old man responds by telling them one last story.
Ray and Claude are both taken to the local kingpin and given an option: either run a load of illegal liquor to Mississippi or a really deep swim. The film concludes by revealing the two are again on good terms, living together in. But I believe the ending was a deception. But they run into trouble when a crooked lawman hits them with a phony murder charge. 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. It peaked at 10 on the and 2 on the and was certified platinum with over 1 million copies sold on June 18, 1999.