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 Jeter hired a dialect coach to pull off a Cajun accent.
Boss? I gots to speak with you now, Boss.
Paul Edgecomb: This is not a good time, John Coffey. Not a good time at all.
(at around 1h 1 min) The blood on Harry's face reappears on his nose and chin after he wipes it off. It can be seen as he walks past the camera to get Dean and go to the infirmary after Wild Bill wreaks havoc.
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)