The Green MileDecember 10, 1999
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 8.4/10 (291,988 voted)
Critic's Score: 61/100
Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse
Death Row guards at a penitentiary, in the 1930's, have a moral dilemma with their job when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift.
Writers: Stephen King, Frank Darabont
Michael Clarke Duncan
Brutus 'Brutal' Howell
Warden Hal Moores
'Wild Bill' Wharton
Harry Dean Stanton
Old Paul Edgecomb
Paul Edgecomb didn't believe in miracles. Until the day he met one.
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Release Date: 10 December 1999
Filming Locations: Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $18,017,152
(12 December 1999)
(14 May 2000)
Did You Know?
According to one of one of the featurettes on the DVD, Stephen King called this the film single most faithful adaptation of his work.
Popular 40s/50s vocalist Eddy Howard is featured on three soundtrack songs, all recorded 4 October 1940 (five years after the movie's setting), with a small jazz band which featured pianist Teddy Wilson.
Poor old Del.
Yeah. Poor old Del. John, you okay…?
I could feel it from here.
What do you mean? You could hear it. Is that what you mean? You could hear it.
He out of it now, though. He the lucky one. No matter how it happened, Del the lucky one.
Where's Mr. Jingles?
He run away under that door. Don't think he'll be back. He felt it too, through me. Didn't mean to hurt him none. All that hurt just spill out. Awful tired now, boss. Dog-tired.
Me too, John. Me too.
Film was invented for creations like this.
The Green Mile is a masterwork. This is film as art, at it's very best. The
depth of the cast is extraordinary, with all of the players delivering
excellent performances. There is a clear sense here that all involved in
production knew that this was something special, and gave it their all. See
this film if you truly enjoy actors giving everything to their craft. Watch
for the countless subtleties of expression, and the great power that the
cast creates with silence. This is evident in the opening sequence and
remains throughout. Above all, Michael Duncan as John Coffey is
He brings gripping emotion to a unique, fascinating character.
The Green Mile should bring you joy, laughter, and if you are like most in
the theater this night, tears.