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The Green Mile
- Tom Hanks

Overview - Director Frank Darabont's second adaptation of a Stephen King prison tale (the first being 1994's nearly flawless THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) is a hopeful charmer with a hint of the supernatural. The story focuses on Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks), a Louisiana security guard who works on death row during the Great Depression.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Director Frank Darabont's second adaptation of a Stephen King prison tale (the first being 1994's nearly flawless THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) is a hopeful charmer with a hint of the supernatural. The story focuses on Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks), a Louisiana security guard who works on death row during the Great Depression. When John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a gigantic black man convicted of raping and murdering two white girls, joins the other prisoners on the row, Paul's life is forever altered. Coffey doesn't fit the mold of a psychopathic killer; he's kind, gentle, and afraid of the dark. As the story progresses, Edgecomb learns that there is something more than simple goodness to Coffey. Building to a hopeful climax, Darabont once again proves that he is King's most loyal cinematic translator. The film features uniformly excellent performances in leading and supporting roles, notably Duncan as Coffey; David Morse and Barry Pepper as Hanks's fellow prison guards; and Michael Jeter as condemned killer Edward Delacroix.

Cast List

Thomas Newman - Composer
Barry Pepper
Graham Greene - Native American Actor
William Sadler - American actor
Bill Sadler - American actor
Gary Sinise - American Actor/Director
Frank Darabont - Screenwriter/Director
Jeffrey DeMunn - American character actor
Jeffrey De Munn - American character actor
Bonnie Hunt - American actress, BEETHOVEN
Michael Clarke Duncan - African American actor, THE GREEN MILE
Doug Hutchison - American Actor; THE GREEN MILE
David Valdes
Tom Hanks - Oscar-winning actor/director/producer
Thom Hanks - Oscar-winning actor/director/producer
Richard Francis-Bruce - Editor, THE PERFECT STORM (2000)
Richard Francis Bruce - Editor, THE PERFECT STORM (2000)
Richard Francis Bruce - Editor, THE PERFECT STORM (2000)
Terence Marsh - Prod. Designer/Writer
Sam Rockwell - Actor, CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND
Michael Jeter - American actor
Harry Dean Stanton - American character actor
Dean Stanton - American character actor
Dabbs Greer - Oscar winning actor, MARTY
David Tattersall
Karyn Wagner
Stephen King - Best-selling horror novelist, THE STAND miniseries (1994)
Richard Bachman - Best-selling horror novelist, THE STAND miniseries (1994)
Eve Brent - American Actress/"Jane"
David Morse - American TV/Film Actor
Patricia Clarkson - American actress
James Cromwell - American actor, BABE/L.A. CONFIDENTIAL

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 053939273328
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (Violence; language)
  • Release Date: January 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Theatrical Release
Prison
Crime
1930s
Based On A Novel

 
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Synopsis:
THE GREEN MILE, based on a Depression-era tale by Stephen King, tells the story of the unusual bond that is formed between Paul Edgecomb, a Louisiana security guard, and John Coffey, a gentle and gigantic inmate on death row.

Notes:
Theatrical release: December 10, 1999. Most of the film was shot on the soundstage on the set of Cell Block E, the film's death row cell. The remaining scenes were shot in Nashville Tennessee, and Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Tom Hanks elected to bulk up, weight-wise, for this film so that he seemed intimidating as a prison warden. Although Michael Clarke Duncan had previously appeared in films such as FRIDAY and BULWORTH, his role in THE GREEN MILE dramatically raised his profile. Certain VHS and DVD versions include the behind-the-scenes documentary WALKING THE MILE. THE GREEN MILE won People's Choice Awards for Favorite Motion Picture and Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture at the January 2001 ceremonies.

Reviews:
"...[A] powerful and meticulously crafted drama....Hanks excels..." Variety, p.56-70


"...[Hanks] is on par with his career-best work....A long walk to a worthwhile destination..." -- Rating: A- - 06/16/2000 Entertainment Weekly, p.67


"...There are several sequences of powerful emotion in the film....It tells a story with beginning, middle, end, vivid characters, humor, outrage and emotional release..." - 12/10/1999 Chicago Sun-Times, p.35

 
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