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The Green Mile (1999)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Edgecomb
... Brutus 'Brutal' Howell
... John Coffey
... Jan Edgecomb
... Warden Hal Moores
... Eduard Delacroix
... Arlen Bitterbuck
... Percy Wetmore
... 'Wild Bill' Wharton
... Dean Stanton
... Harry Terwilliger
... Melinda Moores
... Toot-Toot
... Old Paul Edgecomb
... Elaine Connelly
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Storyline

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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Paul Edgecomb didn't believe in miracles. Until the day he met one. See more »


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,017,152, 12 December 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$136,801,374

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$286,801,374
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Trivia

According to Frank Darabont, the electricity is meant to sound like a beast being unleashed. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 1 min) The blood on Harry's face reappears on his nose and chin after he wipes it off. It can be seen as he walks past the camera to get Dean and go to the infirmary after Wild Bill wreaks havoc. See more »

Quotes

Old Paul Edgecomb: I think Mr. Jingles happened by accident. I think when we electrocuted Del, and it all went so badly... well, John can feel that you know... and I think a part of... whatever magic was inside of him just lept through my tiny friend here. As for me, John had to give me a part of himself; a gift the way he saw it, so that I could see for myself what Wild Billy had done. When John did that; when he took my hand, a part of the power that worked through him spilled into me.
Elaine Connelly: He... what? He infected ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in The Suffering (2004) See more »

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Three Little Words
Written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
Performed by Duke Ellington
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Amazing and captivating rendition of the novel.
31 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

The length of the movie was perfect. It kept to the story to an amazing degree. The few changes didn't hurt the feeling nor the telling. The story itself is stirring and captivating. The casting of the parts and their portrayal were right on. This is one of the best movie versions of a Steven King novel I've ever seen, and I think I've seen them all. If you're prone to tears at a film, take extra tissues, you'll need them. The theater I was in was a mass of sniffles through the end credits. If you like fantasy/drama the film cannot be missed. There are some graphic scenes that may upset some, but this is Steven King. This is a movie I plan to add to my video collection as soon as the Letter Box version hits the shelves.


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