In this crime drama directed by Ric Roman Waugh, Kilmer plays inmate John Smith. When Wade Porter is sent to prison for defending his family he must learn how to survive in prison and decides that lifer Smith is the one to teach him how. Also starring Stephen Dorff, Sam Shephard, Harold Perrineau, and Marisol Nichols.
I actually turned the studio down because I wanted to be in a nice, light-hearted comedy. But the research was so compelling. It feels like you must imagine it’s like in prison. I think it’s easy to say you don’t want to go to prison.