Rubin Carter (Denzel Washington) sits in his cell, determined to somehow, someway, prove his innocence in the murder he was convicted of but did not do. It is an inspirational story of success against all odds.
William 'Wild Bill' Wharton: Barbecue, me and you! Stinky pinky, pew, pew! Or dilly, Jilly, Hilly or Bob! It was a french-fried Cajun named Delacroix! Paul Edgecomb: You are about ten seconds away from spending the rest of your life in the padded room!