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.
Three people who worked on The Shawshank Redemption (1994) worked on this film; Jeffrey DeMunn, William Sadler, and Frank Darabont. DeMunn played the D.A. in the beginning of the film, and Sadler played Heywood. Both movies are Stephen King adaptions.
Boss? Needs ta see ya down here...
Paul Edgecomb: This is not a good time... John Coffey.
Paul Edgecomb: Not a good time at all.
John Coffey: But I needs ta see ya, Boss. I needs ta talk t'ya.
John Coffey: Closer...
Paul Edgecomb: I'm alone here right now, John. Figure this is close enough.
John Coffey: Boss, please. I got to ...
Eduard Delacroix: ...
When Paul and Brutal have Percy in the electric chair, the hair across Percy's forehead changes several times between shots. Also, Paul and Brutal's hand holds on Percy change.
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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