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.
Tom Hanks treated the entire crew to a meal every Friday night on set.
Boss. Saw me a mouse go by.
Paul Edgecomb: Can't put anything over on you.
(at around 2h 5 mins) When Brutal, Paul, and Henry lock Percy in the isolation room so that they can sneak John out of the prison to see the warden's wife, the position of the rag in Percy's mouth changes slightly underneath the packing tape in between shots.
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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