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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Release Date:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first of two 1930s-era films starring Tom Hanks with a music score by Thomas Newman, the other being Road to Perdition (2002). The respective directors of both films, Frank Darabont and Sam Mendes, always use Newman to score their films. See more »

Goofs

The nursing home would have had Paul's personal information on file and it's likely that all of the staff would have known his age. That no one is surprised that they not only have a 108 year-old resident, but one looks to be in his late 60s is not only never commented upon or seemingly noticed. See more »

Quotes

Melinda Moores: What's your name?
John Coffey: John Coffey, ma'am.
Melinda Moores: Like the drink, only not spelled the same.
John Coffey: No, ma'am. Not spelt the same at all.
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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 Disappearing Acts (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
Written by Ted Koehler, Billy Moll and Harry Barris
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 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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