The Green Mile Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for The Green Mile the Movie

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Lightning didn't exactly strike twice when Darabont directed this follow-up to "The Shawshank Redemption," another period prison drama by Stephen King. Paul Edgecomb (Hanks) is the decent head guard at Louisiana's Cold Mountain Penitentiary in 1935. He works E block, which is death row (title refers to the color of the floor). Among his prisoners is hulking black man John Coffey (Duncan), whose intimidating size belies a sweet nature. And something else--it seems Coffey has the power to heal. Overlong and watching the executions takes a strong stomach; characters are more symbols than human beings.

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Warner Home Video, Inc., 5775 Linder Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362, URL: http://whv.warnerbros.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 187 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Men in Prison, Death Row, American South, Great Depression, Great Death Scenes, African America, Books to Film: Stephen King, Nice Mice
Screenplay
Frank Darabont
Cast
Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Jeter, Sam Rockwell, James Cromwell, Patricia Clarkson, Graham Greene, Barry Pepper, Doug Hutchison, Jeffrey DeMunn, Harry Dean Stanton, Dabbs Greer, Eve Brent, William Sadler, Gary Sinise
Cinematography
David Tattersall
Director
Frank Darabont
Music
Thomas Newman
Producer
David Valdes, Castle Rock Entertainment, Warner Bros.

Awards

Broadcast Film Critics 1999: Adapt. Screenplay, Support. Actor (Duncan).

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