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.
Hell raiser? He look more like a limp noodle to me. Hey!
Percy Wetmore: You've been declared competent, son, 'know what that means? 'Means you gonna ride the lightning. Ha ha.
Dean Stanton: Percy, will you shut up and give us a hand here?
When Eduard Delacroix is being executed, a lightbulb explodes on the mile (the one between the desk and William Wharton's cell). When Paul walks to John Coffey's cell afterwards, the bad bulb is hard to make out, but it is there.
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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