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.
Michael Jeter hired a dialect coach to pull off a Cajun accent.
I let Harry take those chains off you... you gonna be nice?
When the warden's wife wore the necklace, I believe there were times it was not visible on her. When she gave it to Coffey, he is so much bigger than she, I was surprised it sat down so low on his chest. I would have thought that the necklace would have sat higher closer to his neck. In addition, she had to unclasp it to remove it from her neck but she was able to place it over Coffey's neck. Same necklace?
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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