R | | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Originally set in 1932, the timeframe was bumped to 1935 so that the movie Top Hat (1935) could be featured.
Well, well, well, looks like you've got yourself a new friend there, Del.
Eduard Delacroix: Don't hurt him!
Percy Wetmore: That the one I chased?
Paul Edgecomb: Yeah, that's the one. Del's been asking for a box' might keep it for a pet. What do you think?
Percy Wetmore: You know what? We oughta find a cigar box...
While racism is shown and implied and even though the guards were not likely college-educated men, there is virtually no racist speech used in the film. Considering that this was 1930s Louisian, this does not seem to be possible.
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.
$18,017,152 (USA) (12 December 1999)
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