An undercover state cop who infiltrated a Mafia clan and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.
The plot unfolds in the form of Paul telling Elaine the story of the Green Mile. In the book, Paul writes his story down in the form of a novel. At the end of the film, as Paul leaves the cemetery after Elaine's burial, a tombstone can be seen behind him that reads "Greene", and two others, one in the foreground and one to the right of the screen, that read "Story". See more »
Although Scotch tape was invented in the 1930s, it had a yellowish tint and would never have been used over a person's mouth. It did not have the adhesion of modern-day packing tape and would immediately come off from saliva. Rather, they would have used white cloth adhesive bandages that came on a metal spool that fit in a steel sleeve. Even early Johnson & Johnson Band-Aids were cloth with a sticky, white adhesive that would remain when removed. Clear packing tape was not widely introduced until the 1980s. Even the packing tape used in the 1970s, made of the same plastic, was brown. See more »
Seeing a man die isn't enough for you, you gotta be close enough to smell his nuts cook?
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Having seen the movie, The Green Mile, and read the novel of the same
name by Stephen King, I am glad to say that the movie stays true to the
book, which in itself is a great read.
I read the book in one setting about a year ago, and after seeing the
movie, I didn't see one scene from the book, or one plot point, left
out. There were a few minor changes from the book but which in no way
detract from either work.
As far as performances, I can imagine many people pointing to Michael
Duncan as John Coffey or Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb as the best
performances of the movie, and they are good, but I would hope that
Michael Jeter would receive recognition for portraying Eduard
Delacroix. He plays Delacroix exactly as I pictured him when I read the
I can very well see why King himself said this is his favorite of the
movies adapted from his novels. It is the only one played out as he had
I wouldn't compare this movie or the book to (Rita Hayworth and) The
Shawshank Redemption because that would be unfair to both. They are
both great, but are both different. The Green Mile isn't a movie about
hope and friendship, as The Shawshank Redemption was, it is a movie
about a miracle of a man, and the people he affects.
But like The Shawshank Redemption, I give The Green Mile 4 out of 4
stars. Great story, great cast, great look.
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