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.
Josh Brolin auditioned for the role of "Wild Bill" Wharton.
William 'Wild Bill' Wharton:
All I wanted me was a little cornbread, motherfuckers! All I wanted me was a little cornbread!
When Paul and Brutal place Percy in the straitjacket, they are using one with buckles. Straitjackets that use buckles were not introduced until the 1980's. Before then, they were the type that laced up through eyelets.
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) (10 December 1999)
$136,801,374 (USA) (12 May 2000)
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