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.
(at around 1h 35 mins) Tom Hanks wasn't pretending to swipe his shirt. The mouse really defecated on him in the scene.
I let Harry take those chains off you... you gonna be nice?
(at around 1h 14 mins) The film is set in 1935 but Eduard Delacroix is reading a November 1937 issue of "Weird Tales".
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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