The friendship between two men on Death Row develops as Cleveland helps Bradley learn to read, using the Bible. Bradley is to be tested because if he is mentally retarded, state law forbids his execution. Conflict and tragedy ensue when Bradley's lifelong humiliation for "stupidity" and his mother's lifelong urging of him to try his best clash with Cleveland's desperate attempt to make Bradley grasp the need to fail and thus to live. Based on a true story.
Director: Mark Harris Screenwriter and Producer: Paula J. Caplan Editor.