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.
It's a tumor, Paul. A brain tumor.
Hal: They got X-ray pictures of it. The size of a lemon, they said... way deep down inside where they can't operate.
Hal: I haven't told her. I can't think of how.
Hal: For the life of me, Paul, I can't think of how to tell my ...
(at around 1h 2 mins) When Paul Edgecomb approaches John Coffey's cell after getting kicked in the groin, John Coffey asks him to come closer to the bars. When Eduard Delacroix warns Paul that he's not supposed to do that, Paul replies, "Mind your business, Del." But if you watch Tom Hanks' lips, he actually says "Mind your own business, Del."
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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