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.
John Travolta was offered the role of Paul Edgecomb, but turned it down.
Seeing a man die isn't enough for you, you gotta be close enough to smell his nuts cook?
The voltage used for electric chair executions (2450 volts) would not be high enough to cause a current to flow through a dry sponge. Delacroix would have been unharmed.
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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