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The Green Mile Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Director Frank Darabont, who made an acclaimed feature film debut with The Shawshank Redemption (1994), based on a Stephen King novel set in a prison, returns for a second feature, based on King's 1996 serialized novel set in a prison. In 1935, inmates at the Cold Mountain Correctional Facility call Death Row "The Green Mile" because of the dark green linoleum that tiles the floor. Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the head guard on the Green Mile when a new inmate is brought into his custody: John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), convicted of the sadistic murder of two young girls. Despite his size and the fearsome crimes for which he's serving time, Coffey seems to be a kind and well-mannered person who behaves more like an innocent child than a hardened criminal. Soon Edgecomb and two of his fellow guards, Howell (David Morse) and Stanton Barry Pepper), notice something odd about Coffey: he's able to perform what seem to be miracles of healing among his fellow inmates, leading them to wonder just what sort of person he could be, and if he could have committed the crimes with which he was charged. The Green Mile also stars James Cromwell as the warden; Michael Jeter, Sam Rockwell, and Graham Greene as inmates awaiting dates with the electric chair; and Harry Dean Stanton as a clever trustee. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 6, 1999

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Herbick Best Sound 1999 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Frank Darabont Best Adapted Screenplay 1999 Winner
Directors Guild of America Frank Darabont Best Director - Feature Film 1999 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frank Darabont Best Adapted Screenplay 1999 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frank Darabont Best Picture 1999 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Michael Clarke Duncan Best Supporting Actor 1999 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Michael Clarke Duncan Best Supporting Actor 1999 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Michael Clarke Duncan Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture 1999 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Clarke Duncan Best Supporting Actor 1999 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences David Valdes Best Picture 1999 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Willie D. Burton Best Sound 1999 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elliot Tyson Best Sound 1999 Nominee

Cast

Tom Hanks
as Paul Edgecomb
David Morse
as Brutus "Brutal" Howell
Bonnie Hunt
as Jan Edgecomb
Michael Clarke Duncan
as John Coffey
James Cromwell
as Warden Hal Moores
Michael Jeter
as Eduard "Del" Delacroix
Graham Greene
as Arlen Bitterbuck
Doug Hutchison
as Percy Wetmore
Sam Rockwell
as William "Wild Bill" Wharton
Barry Pepper
as Dean Stanton
Jeffrey DeMunn
as Harry Terwilliger
Patricia Clarkson
as Melinda Moores
Harry Dean Stanton
as Toot Toot
Dabbs Greer
as Paul Edgecomb (elderly)
Eve Brent
as Elaine Connely
Brent Briscoe
as Bill Dodge
Bill Sadler
as Klaus Detterick
Gary Sinise
as Burt Hammersmith

Crew

Frank Darabont
Director
Frank Darabont
Producer
David Valdes
Producer
Frank Darabont
Screenwriter
Stephen King
Book Author
David Tattersall
Cinematographer
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Francis-Bruce
Editor
Terence Marsh
Production Designer
William Cruse
Supervising Art Director
Michael Seirton
Set Designer
Dianne I. Wager
Set Designer
Don Woodruff
Set Designer
Karyn Wagner
Costume Designer
Michael Herbick
Sound/Sound Designer
Willie D. Burton
Sound/Sound Designer
Elliot Tyson
Sound/Sound Designer
Alan B. Curtiss
First Assistant Director
Mali Finn
Casting
Mark Mangini
Sound Editor
Mark Vargo
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Charles Gibson
Second Unit Director
Charles Gibson
Visual Effects Supervisor
Gabriel Beristain
Additional Cinematography
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