The Green Mile (1999)


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189 min  –  Crime | Drama | Fantasy  –  10 December 1999 (USA)

IMDB Rating: 8.5/10 from 425,603 users  

Metascore: 61/100

Director: Frank Darabont

Writers: Stephen King (novel), Frank Darabont (screenplay)

Awards:  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 23 nominations.

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Cast

  • Tom Hanks — Paul Edgecombe
  • David Morse — Brutus “Brutal” Howell
  • Bonnie Hunt — Jan Edgecomb
  • Michael Clarke Duncan — John Coffey
  • James Cromwell — Warden Hal Moores
  • Doug Hutchison — Percy Wetmore
  • Sam Rockwell — “Wild Bill” Wharton
  • Michael Jeter — Eduard “Del” Delacroix
  • Barry Pepper — Dean Stanton
  • Jeffrey DeMunn — Harry Terwilliger
  • Patricia Clarkson — Melinda Moores
  • Harry Dean Stanton — Toot-Toot
  • Dabbs Greer — Old Paul Edgecombe
  • Eve Brent — Elaine Connelly

Plot Summary

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.

Storyline

Paul Edgecomb is a slightly cynical veteran prison guard on Death row in the 1930’s. His faith, and sanity, deteriorated by watching men live and die, Edgecomb is about to have a complete turn around in attitude. Enter John Coffey, He’s eight feet tall. He has hands the size of waffle irons. He’s been accused of the murder of two children… and he’s afraid to sleep in a cell without a night-light. And Edgecomb, as well as the other prison guards – Brutus, a sympathetic guard, and Percy, a stuck up, perverse, and violent person, are in for a strange experience that involves intelligent mice, brutal executions, and the revelation about Coffey’s innocence and his true identity.

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