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.
In the scene when Percy is sitting at his desk reading a book on mental patients with the dirty magazine in it, Brutal and Paul come in and Percy jumps up closing the book and throwing it where it falls off the edge of the table. In the next shot when Paul picks up the book it is laying on the table opened to the page where the magazine is.
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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