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 reason Stephen King serialized The Green Mile was because it was a deliberate response to fans who flipped to the end of his books, something his mother used to do. The fans would have to wait for the last installment to find out the ending. King wrote each one with its own miniature climax, but even he admitted he didn't have a clue how the story would end. See more »
Executions were carried out at local courthouses in Louisiana until 1957, when they were moved to a state prison. See more »
[about Coffey's upcoming execution]
Now how about a preacher? Someone to say a little prayer with?
Don't want no preacher. You can say a prayer if you like.
Me? I suppose I could if it came to that.
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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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