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.
(at around 1h 35 mins) Tom Hanks wasn't pretending to swipe his shirt. The mouse really defecated on him in the scene.
Brutus "Brutal" Howell:
Well, there must be something we can do for you, John. There must be something we that you want.
John Coffey: I ain't never seen me a flicker show.
No live mice were used to portray Mr. Jingles. Rats were used to portray the mouse. Rats are more easily trained than mice. Props such as the spool used in Mr. Jingles trick were enlarged to make scaling look realistic.
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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