Green Mile (Special Edition) (1999)

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Director Frank Darabont's second adaptation of a Stephen King prison tale (the first being 1994's nearly flawless THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) is a hopeful charmer with a hint of the supernatural. The story focuses on Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks), a Louisiana security guard who works on death row during the Great Depression. When John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a gigantic black man convicted of raping and murdering two white girls, joins the other prisoners on the row, Paul's life is forever altered. Coffey doesn't fit the mold of a psychopathic killer; he's kind, gentle, and afraid of the dark. As the story progresses, Edgecomb learns that there is something more than simple goodness to Coffey. Building to a hopeful climax, Darabont once again proves that he is King's most loyal cinematic translator. The film features uniformly excellent performances in leading and supporting roles, notably Duncan as Coffey; David Morse and Barry Pepper as Hanks's fellow prison guards; and Michael Jeter as condemned killer Edward Delacroix.
THE GREEN MILE, based on a Depression-era tale by Stephen King, tells the story of the unusual bond that is formed between Paul Edgecomb, a Louisiana security guard, and John Coffey, a gentle and gigantic inmate on death row.
Theatrical Release Date 1999
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Warner Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Picture
    (unknown)
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Subtitles
    English, French
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Special Edition
    Audio:
    Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
    Theatrical release: December 10, 1999.

    Most of the film was shot on the soundstage on the set of Cell Block E, the film's death row cell. The remaining scenes were shot in Nashville Tennessee, and Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

    Tom Hanks elected to bulk up, weight-wise, for this film so that he seemed intimidating as a prison warden.

    Although Michael Clarke Duncan had previously appeared in films such as FRIDAY and BULWORTH, his role in THE GREEN MILE dramatically raised his profile.

    Certain VHS and DVD versions include the behind-the-scenes documentary WALKING THE MILE.

    THE GREEN MILE won People's Choice Awards for Favorite Motion Picture and Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture at the January 2001 ceremonies.
    "This big man is about to pull off your ears. Aren't you going to listen to him?"--Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks), regarding John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan)

    "On the day of my judgement, when I stand before God, and he asks me why did I kill one of his true miracles...what am I gonna say? That is was my job? My job?"--Paul Edgecomb to John Coffey
  • Theatrical Release
    1999
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly 06-16-2000 "...[Hanks] is on par with his career-best work....A long walk to a worthwhile destination..." -- Rating: A-
Chicago Sun-Times 12-10-1999 "...There are several sequences of powerful emotion in the film....It tells a story with beginning, middle, end, vivid characters, humor, outrage and emotional release..."
Variety "...[A] powerful and meticulously crafted drama....Hanks excels..."

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