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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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Stephen King's The Green Mile  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£83,473 (UK) (25 February 2000)

Gross:

AUD 7,730,847 (Australia) (15 December 2000)
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The prison guards wear uniforms to give the movie a better feel, even though uniforms weren't in use at the time in which the movie is set. See more »

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When Del finally dies his jaw is slack, but when it shows his body on the gurney his teeth are clenched tight. See more »

Quotes

Harry Terwilliger: Paul, we're not gonna have some Cherokee medicine man in here whoopin', hollerin' and shaking his dick are we?
Paul Edgecomb: Well actually...
Toot-Toot: Still prayin'! Still prayin'! Gettin' right with Jesus!
Harry Terwilliger: Do it quietly you old gink!
Paul Edgecomb: As I was saying, I don't think they actually shake their dicks Harry. Be that as it may Mr. Bitterbuck is a Christian, so I have the Reverend Schuster coming out.
Dean Stanton: Oh he's good. He's fast too. Doesn't get 'em all worked up.
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Old Fashioned Love
Written by James P. Johnson and Cecil Mack
Performed by Eddy Howard
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Mesmerizing & Thought Provoking
17 January 2000 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Without using all the old cliches, I would recommend this movie to anyone interested in a creative, intriguing, and life enhancing experience. Everything about this movie was delightful. I recommend seeing this movie with someone especially close to you. After the movie my Fiancée and I spent two hours talking and expanding on the films ideas and concepts. This was truly a electrifying experience. I would venture to call this movie one of the best movies of all time. Sure, there are things that I would have liked to see done differently, but that is what makes a movie more enjoyable. The discussions following this film were wonderful.


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