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.
Bonnie Hunt gained 15 pounds for her role. She joked, "It only took half an hour."
Lady in nursing home:
Man in nursing home: Interesting? Bunch'a inbred trailer trash! All they ever talk about is fucking!
(at around 2h) Wild Bill shown laying on a mattress on the floor, after he tore up his cell, from which he gets up to request a drink of soda. After he is given the soda, he sits down on his bed which has a mattress. Shortly thereafter, he is again shown passing out on his bed.
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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