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The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

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Death Row guards at a penitentiary, in the 1930's, have a moral dilemma with their job when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift. Written by Guy Johns

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Rated R for violence, language and some sex-related material | See all certifications »

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10 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Green Mile  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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£83,473 (UK) (25 February 2000)

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AUD 7,730,847 (Australia) (15 December 2000)
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John Travolta was offered the role of Paul Edgecomb but turned it down. See more »

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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 »

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Eduard Delacroix: [In the electric chair, about to be executed] Don't forgot about Mouseville.
[Paul nods and smiles]
Percy Wetmore: [whispering] Hey!
[Del looks at Percy]
Percy Wetmore: There's no such place!
[Paul and Brutus exchange appalled looks]
Percy Wetmore: 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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Performed by Fred Astaire
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Film was invented for creations like this.
9 January 2000 | by (Windsor, Canada) – See all my reviews

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.

BRAVO!


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