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.
In order to stay true to the book, Sam Rockwell requested the makeup team apply fake zits for his nude scene.
William 'Wild Bill' Wharton:
Where y'all think you're goin'?
John Coffey: You a bad man.
William 'Wild Bill' Wharton: That's right, nigger. Bad as you'd want.
Paul Edgecomb: HEY! You keep a civil tongue on my block!
(at around 1h 45 mins) When Del finally dies his jaw is slack, but when it shows his body on the gurney his teeth are clenched tight.
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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