When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.
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.
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Executions were carried out at local courthouses in Louisiana until 1957, when they were moved to a state prison. See more »
[In the electric chair, about to be executed]
Don't forgot about Mouseville.
[Paul nods and smiles]
[Del looks at Percy]
There's no such place!
[Paul and Brutus exchange appalled looks]
It's just a fairytale these guys told you to keep you quiet. Just thought you should know... faggot!
[Paul and Brutus look shocked]
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The Green Mile is a masterwork. This is film as art, at it's very best. The depth of the cast is extraordinary, with all of the players delivering excellent performances. There is a clear sense here that all involved in the production knew that this was something special, and gave it their all. See this film if you truly enjoy actors giving everything to their craft. Watch for the countless subtleties of expression, and the great power that the cast creates with silence. This is evident in the opening sequence and remains throughout. Above all, Michael Duncan as John Coffey is exceptional. He brings gripping emotion to a unique, fascinating character.
The Green Mile should bring you joy, laughter, and if you are like most in the theater this night, tears.
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