An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang 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.
When Paul and Brutal take John Coffey outside at night John looks at the stars and says "Look Boss, it's Cassie, the lady in the rocking chair." This is a reference to the constellation Cassiopeia. In Greek mythology Queen Cassiopeia is often depicted as sitting in a chair or rocking chair. See more »
In the execution scenes, the victims of Old Sparky convulse as if in a severe seizure as the electricity is rolled through them, however, in real life, this would not and does not happen. The constant flow of electricity causes all of the victim's muscles in his/her body to contract until the electricity is stopped. Additionally, the kind of screaming heard would be impossible because of this, as the screaming heard is the kind made with a fully opened mouth, not a neutrally positioned jaw that would come as a result of the contraction of both the jaw opening and closing muscles produced by the electricity. See more »
Adios, Chief. Drop us a card from hell, let us know if it's hot enough.
Brutus "Brutal" Howell:
He's paid what he's owed. He's square with the house again, so keep your goddamn hands off him.
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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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