The Green Mile

The Green Mile (1999)

R 189 min - Fantasy, Drama, Crime -
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A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

Director:  Frank Darabont

Storyline

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.


Collections: Frank Darabont

Tagline: Miracles do happen.

Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Crime

Details

Language:  French, English

Box Office

Budget:  $60,000,000
Revenue:  $286,801,374

Company Credits

Technical Specs

Runtime:  3 h 09 min

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Original Movie Poster "The Green Mile"
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The Green Mile movie storyline:

Set on Death Row in a Southern prison in 1935, this is the remarkable story of a prison guard who develops a poignant, unusual relationship with one inmate who possesses a magical gift that is both mysterious and miraculous.

One day a new prisoner arrives. He is a gigantic black man, framed by the low-angle camera to loom over the guards and duck under doorways. This is John Coffey (“like the drink, only not spelled the same”), and he has been convicted of molesting and killing two little white girls. From the start it is clear he is not what he seems. He is afraid of the dark, for one thing. He is straightforward in shaking Paul Edgecomb’s (Tom Hanks) hand–not like a man with anything to be ashamed of.

John tells Paul, distraught over the notion of executing an innocent man, that he does in fact wish to die, as he views the world as a cruel place. Mentioning that he had never before seen a movie, John watches Top Hat with the other guards as a last request. That night, John is executed, although he refuses the customary hood, as he is afraid of the dark. Paul concludes his story by telling Elaine that John’s was the last execution that either he or Brutus supervised; they both took jobs in the juvenile system.

The Green Mile” (so-called because this Death Row has a green floor) is based on a novel by Stephen King, and has been written and directed by Frank Darabont.

Sources: wikipedia.org,  rogerebert.com, metacritic.com

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