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.
John Travolta was offered the role of Paul Edgecomb, but turned it down.
William 'Wild Bill' Wharton:
Boy, watchu lookin' at? Watchu lookin' at? You limp noodle. Ya wanna kiss my ass? Ya wanna suck my dick?
(at around 1h 35 mins) When Paul and Brutal have Percy in the electric chair, the hair across Percy's forehead changes several times between shots. Also, Paul and Brutal's hand holds on Percy change.
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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