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.
More than 30 works of Stephen King have been adapted to movies, but this was the only one to have broken the $100-million mark at the U.S. box-office until It (2017).
Oh, you're a mean bastard, Mr. Wetmore!
No live mice were used to portray Mr. Jingles. Rats were used to portray the mouse. Rats are more easily trained than mice. Props such as the spool used in Mr. Jingles trick were enlarged to make scaling look realistic.
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)