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.
When Paul Edgecomb experiences the vision that John Coffey shows him of 'Wild Bill' Wharton abducting the Detterick twins, he sees Klaus Detterick mending a shed roof with hammer and nails. The sound effect of the hammer blows is an indistinct '... ...
Gettin' to my knees. Prayin'. Lord in Heaven, sorry for all the bad shit I've done, all the people I've trampled on, I hope they forgive me, I won't do it again, that's for sure.
The movie shows mixed black and white prisoners both in the prison population and on the chain gang. In the 1930s this would not have happened.
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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