Life

Factual error: As Ray is fighting the big inmate over the cornbread, Ray falls over, revealing a yellow patch on the bottom of his boot. That patch is the trademark of a Vibram sole. Vibram started using the yellow patch in 1965. The scene takes place in the 1930s.

Factual error: In the scene where the jail warden's grand daughter has her baby and he is shocked to see that he is African-American, he goes to the jail to find out who the father is. She had just had her baby but when he holds the baby up to each inmate, that baby is at least 6-9 months old.

Factual error: When Claude is standing outside the car while waiting on the current warden to pick up the new warden, he's looking at the different styles that have come to pass while he was in jail. It it supposedly the 70s but when Claude looks at the guy with the stereo he hears Maxwell's "Fortunate" on the stereo. This song came out in 1999, not in the 70s.

Revealing mistake: When Claude and Ray are at the retirement home getting ready for bed, as Ray lifts up his shirt you will see where it looks like he's wearing a fat suit underneath. He can also be seen pulling it down to his waist.

Kevin Brown
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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.

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Trivia: Fun to spot - In the scene where Eddie Murphy is fighting the big guy, after a while he says, "I know a bitch named Della who hit harder than you." Here, he is referring to Della Reese, whom he fought with in Harlem Nights.

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