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  • Life (I) (1999)
  • R
    108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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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Director
Ted Demme (directed by)
Producers
Brian Grazer (produced by) | Eddie Murphy (produced by)
Composer
Wyclef Jean (original score by)
Cinematographer
Editor
Jeffrey Wolf (edited by)
Casting Director
Margery Simkin (casting by)
Production Designer
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Release date
Apr 16, 1999 (United States)

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Cast

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73 cast members
Name Known for
Eddie Murphy
Rayford Gibson Rayford Gibson   See fewer
Martin Lawrence
Claude Banks Claude Banks   See fewer
Obba Babatundé
Willie Long Willie Long   See fewer
Nick Cassavetes
Sgt. Dillard Sgt. Dillard   See fewer
Barry Shabaka Henley
Pokerface Pokerface   See fewer
Brent Jennings
Hoppin' Bob Hoppin' Bob   See fewer
Bernie Mac
Jangle Leg Jangle Leg   See fewer
Michael Taliferro
Goldmouth (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro) Goldmouth (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)   See fewer
Guy Torry
Radio Radio   See fewer
Bokeem Woodbine
Can't Get Right Can't Get Right   See fewer
Ned Beatty
Dexter Wilkins Dexter Wilkins   See fewer
O'Neal Compton
Superintendant Abernathy Superintendant Abernathy   See fewer
Noah Emmerich
Stan Blocker Stan Blocker   See fewer
Rick James
Spanky Spanky   See fewer
Clarence Williams III
Winston Hancock Winston Hancock   See fewer
Heavy D
Jake Jake   See fewer
Ned Vaughn
Young Sheriff Pike Young Sheriff Pike   See fewer
R. Lee Ermey
Older Sheriff Pike Older Sheriff Pike   See fewer
Allyson Call
Young Mae Rose Young Mae Rose   See fewer
Poppy Montgomery
Older Mae Rose Older Mae Rose   See fewer
Walter K. Jordan
Slim (as Walter Jordan) Slim (as Walter Jordan)   See fewer
Brooks Almy
Billy's Mama Billy's Mama   See fewer
Hal Havins
Billy Billy   See fewer
Hildy Brooks
Nurse Doherty Nurse Doherty   See fewer
Ernie Lee Banks
Bathroom Attendant Bathroom Attendant   See fewer
Johnny Brown
Blind Reverend Clay Blind Reverend Clay   See fewer
Armelia McQueen
Mrs. Clay Mrs. Clay   See fewer
Nate Evans
Juke Bartender Juke Bartender   See fewer
Todd Everett
Deputy at Mansion Deputy at Mansion   See fewer
Don Harvey
Man with Lantern Man with Lantern   See fewer
Venus DeMilo Thomas
Juke Joint Waitress (as Venus De Milo Thomas) Juke Joint Waitress (as Venus De Milo Thomas)   See fewer
Zaid Farid
Shady Cardplayer Shady Cardplayer   See fewer
Keith Burke
Shady Cardplayer Shady Cardplayer   See fewer
Kenneth White
Deputy Deputy   See fewer
Leonard O. Turner
Superintendant Burke Superintendant Burke   See fewer
Augie Blunt
Man in Prison Man in Prison   See fewer
Quantae Love
Trustee at Line Trustee at Line   See fewer
Sean Lampkin
Trustee at Line Trustee at Line   See fewer
James Emory Jr.
Goldmouth's Son Goldmouth's Son   See fewer
Bill Gratton
Fire Inspector Fire Inspector   See fewer
Reamy Hall
Mrs. Dillard Mrs. Dillard   See fewer
George Hartmann
Prison Guard Prison Guard   See fewer
Zack Helvey
Captain Tom Burnette Captain Tom Burnette   See fewer
Haskell V. Anderson III
Junkie (as Haskell Vaughn Anderson III) Junkie (as Haskell Vaughn Anderson III)   See fewer
Kimble Jemison
Gang Banger Gang Banger   See fewer
Jordan Mahome
Gang Banger Gang Banger   See fewer
William S. Taylor
Bagman (as William Taylor) Bagman (as William Taylor)   See fewer
Oscar Jordan
Juke Joint Guitarist Juke Joint Guitarist   See fewer
Jordan Lund
Funeral Chaplain Funeral Chaplain   See fewer
Ronald Moss
Bouncer (as Ronald Lee Moss) Bouncer (as Ronald Lee Moss)   See fewer
Betty Murphy
Mrs. Abernathy Mrs. Abernathy   See fewer
Walter Powell
Waiter (as Walter Powell Jr.) Waiter (as Walter Powell Jr.)   See fewer
Christophe Prévost
Pilot (as Chris Prevost) Pilot (as Chris Prevost)   See fewer
Dawn Robinson
Club Crooner Club Crooner   See fewer
Leon Sanders
Barkeep Barkeep   See fewer
Steve Boyles
Mule Cart Driver Mule Cart Driver   See fewer
Muhammad Ali
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Jimi Hendrix
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Martin Luther King
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Elvis Presley
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Shayne Benton
Farm Boy (uncredited) Farm Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Sydney 'Big Dawg' Colston
Henchman #2 (uncredited) Henchman #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
Bridget Morrow
Cocktail Waitress (uncredited) Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
Leon Turner
Arm That Went Up (uncredited) Arm That Went Up (uncredited)   See fewer
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