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.
The expression about the cheese slipping off the cracker was used in True Blood (2008), which also takes place in Louisiana.
Wild Bill Wharton:
You love your sister? You make any noise, you know what happens. I'm gonna kill her instead of you. Understand?
Mrs Dettrick calls Klaus "Ralph" in the flashback scene when he is on the barn roof.
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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