The name for the character John Coffey was lifted from a college professor, Rev. John Coffee. Stephen King
had met him once and really liked his name and used it in "The Green Mile". Reverend Coffee taught history classes at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He retired in May 2005. See more
After John Coffey finishes putting the tumor into Percy, Percy drops his baton onto the floor and no one picks it up. When he's walking toward Wild Bill's cell, the baton is hanging from a string wrapped around Percy's wrist. See more
On the day of my judgment, when I stand before God, and He asks me why did I kill one of his true miracles, what am I gonna say? That it was my job? My job?
You tell God the Father it was a kindness you done. I know you hurtin' and worryin', I can feel it on you, but you oughta quit on it now. Because I want it over and done. I do. I'm tired, boss. Tired of bein' on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. Tired of not ever having me a buddy to be with, or tell me where we's coming from or ...
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Written by Jimmy McHugh
and Dorothy Fields
Performed by Billie Holiday
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more