In the mid-1990s, two inmates bury the burned bodies of two lifers at Mississippi&#39s infamous Parchman Farm; a third old-timer relates their story. They&#39d served 65 years for a murder they didn&#39t commit, framed by a local sheriff while buying moonshine whiskey for a Manhattan club owner to whom they owed money. 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&#39s 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.