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.
Tom Hanks treated the entire crew to a meal every Friday night on set.
Why don't you shut it down?
Paul Edgecomb: He's still alive! You wanna shut it down while he's still alive?
As Percy leads John Coffey into E Block, he continues to announce, "Dead man walking!" The phrase "Dead man walking" is usually announced to other nearby inmates and staff that a condemned inmate is being lead to their execution.
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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