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.
According to Frank Darabont, it's no coincidence that the projector is creating a halo over John's head.
We thought he was doped. Didn't we all think we was doped?
Paul Edgecomb: You didn't ask?
Paul Edgecomb: Well I don't think that's a mistake you'll be needing to make again anytime soon is it?
The homes shown in the film are fairly large for men working a state government job in the 1930s. While the warden's home would likely be a benefit from working at the prison, the rest of the homes were much larger than homes that would be owned today by people earning far larger amounts of money working for the prison system.
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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