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Life (I) (1999)

R
108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.
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$ 80,000,000
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$ 20,414,775
Gross (USA)
$ 64,016,268
Gross (World)
$ 73,475,268
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Apr 16, 1999 (United States)

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6.7 / 10 | 40,099 votes