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.
Michael Keaton and Michael Douglas were considered for the role of Paul Edgecomb.
People hurt the ones they love. That's how it is all around the world.
(at around 1h 50 mins) 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 unusual and it was considered for a trademark of director Frank Darabont.
The documentary "Walking the Mile" (which is included on the DVD) features the making of a scene, where Edgecomb and his wife are in a church. That scene is not in the final film. The church is probably the one mentioned by Hanks character when he says to Melinda that "we missed you in church".
$18,017,152 (USA) (12 December 1999)
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