When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallce begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.
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The voltage used for electric chair executions (2450 volts) would not be high enough to cause a current flow through an unsoaked sponge. Delacroix would be unharmed. See more »
We all know who your connections are, Percy. You ever threaten a man on this block again we're all gonna have a go. The job be damned.
Get all this shit back in the restraining room; you are cluttering up my mile!
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"The Green Mile" is one of my favorite Stephen King books and I have read it several times. I was anxiously anticipating the film version, but was concerned that the emotional impact of the book could not be replicated on screen. Fortunately this wonderful story was adapted by Frank Darabont, who did such a magnificent job bringing King's "Shawshank Redemption" to the screen. He does the same high quality work with "The Green Mile". The story is faithful to the book, only losing details that were not important to the story anyway. The casting is superb - every actor is perfectly suited for his role and does an excellent job, although I would like to single out Doug Hutchison. His portrayal of the detestable Percy is right on the mark and suggests complexities in this character I had not discovered in the book. The length is about three hours and it seems that critics are complaining about that. I can't understand the complaints. The film never drags and is never dull, and it certainly didn't feel three hours long. The length is needed to tell this story the way it should be told, and the story is so very engrossing. Best of all, Darabont and the actors bring so much emotion ot the screen, that I cried like a baby through several scenes. "The Green Mile" will haunt you.
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