Originally set in 1932, the timeframe was bumped to 1935 so that the movie Top Hat (1935) could be featured. See more »
Wild Bill kidnaps the two little girls in the middle of the night. However in another flashback to the day the girls were taken, it is in the evening when the mother realizes they are gone, meaning almost a whole day would have passed by before they were noticed missing. This seems odd considering how young they were that no one would have checked on them earlier in the day or noticed the blood and cut screen on the porch door. See more »
I dreamed of you. I dreamed you were wandering in the dark. And so was I. And we found each other. We found each other in the dark.
[reaches out her necklace to him]
Take it, John. It's a present.
It's St. Christopher. I want you to have it, Mr. Coffey. And wear it. He'll keep you safe. Please... Wear it for me.
[leans forward so she can hang it around his neck]
Thank you, ma'am.
Thank you, John.
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There are no opening credits after the title has been shown, followed by the opening scene for place of film. Although it is now commonplace for films to not have opening credits, in 1999 it was somewhat rather unusually and it was considered for a trademark of director Frank Darabont. See more »
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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