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The Green Mile (1999)

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.

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Death Row guards at a penitentiary, in the 1930's, have a moral dilemma with their job when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift. Written by Guy Johns

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Miracles happen in the most unexpected places. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and some sex-related material | See all certifications »

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Stephen King's The Green Mile  »

Box Office

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,017,152 (USA) (10 December 1999)

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$136,801,374 (USA) (12 May 2000)
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Trivia

Jeffrey DeMunn, who plays Terwillger, and Doug Hutchinson, who plays Percy, had both appeared in The X-Files (1993). Doug Hutchinson played the serial killer Eugene Victor Tooms in the episodes Squeeze and Tooms. Jeffrey DeMunn appeared in the first X-Files (1998) movie, as Bronscweig. See more »

Goofs

Wild Bill kidnaps the two little girls in the middle of the night. However in another flashback to the day the girls were taken, it is in the evening when the mother realizes they are gone, meaning almost a whole day would have passed by before they were noticed missing. This seems odd considering how young they were that no one would have checked on them earlier in the day or noticed the blood and cut screen on the porch door. See more »

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Dean Stanton: What did you do?
John Coffey: I helped Del's mouse become a circus mouse. Gonna live in a mouse city. Down in...
Brutus "Brutal" Howell: Florida?
John Coffey: [John nods] Boss Percy bad. He mean. He stepped on Del's mouse. I took it back though.
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Crazy Credits

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. See more »

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Charmaine
Written by Lew Pollack and Erno Rapee
Performed by Mantovani
Arranged by Ronald Binge (uncredited)
Courtesy of LaserLight Digital and San Juan Music Group by arrangement with Source/Q
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Mesmerizing & Thought Provoking
17 January 2000 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Without using all the old cliches, I would recommend this movie to anyone interested in a creative, intriguing, and life enhancing experience. Everything about this movie was delightful. I recommend seeing this movie with someone especially close to you. After the movie my Fiancée and I spent two hours talking and expanding on the films ideas and concepts. This was truly a electrifying experience. I would venture to call this movie one of the best movies of all time. Sure, there are things that I would have liked to see done differently, but that is what makes a movie more enjoyable. The discussions following this film were wonderful.


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