Innocent white middle-class godfearing American is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. Despite spending the next few decades inside (and being repeatedly sodomised for the first few years) he earns a position of trust with the prison authorities, makes friends with a BLACK prisoner, retains his humanity and (eventually - just as you're falling asleep) escapes his unjust incarceration. A film suitable for cabbages, potatoes and all other types of viewers in a PVF (Persistent Vegetative State).
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one of the best films i have ever seen, in terms of the journey you are taken on, the chemistry between Robbins and Freeman and the all round cast (clancy brown is excellent as the vicious prison guard) it gets sentimental but the score and ending for me remain up there as completely satisfying.