Green Mile (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Tom Hanks
Michael Clarke Duncan
Patricia Clarkson
James Cromwell
Jeffrey DeMunn
Graham Greene
Bonnie Hunt
Doug Hutchison
Michael Jeter
David Morse
Movie Details
Director Frank Darabont
Producer Frank Darabont; David Valdes
Writer Frank Darabont
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 3 hr 8 mins
Color Color
Plot
"The book was better" has been the complaint of many a reader since the invention of movies. Frank Darabont's second adaptation of a Stephen King prison drama (The Shawshank Redemption was the first) is a very faithful adaptation of King's serial novel. In the middle of the Depression, Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) runs death row at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Into this dreary world walks a mammoth prisoner, John Coffey (Michael Duncan) who, very slowly, reveals a special gift that will change the men working and dying (in the electric chair, masterfully and grippingly staged) on the mile . As with King's book, Darabont takes plenty of time to show us Edgecomb's world before delving into John Coffey's mystery. With Darabont's superior storytelling abilities, his touch for perfect casting, and a leisurely 188-minute running time, his movie brings to life nearly every character and scene from the novel. Darabont even improves the novel's two endings, creating a more emotionally satisfying experience. The running time may try patience, but those who want a story, as opposed to quick-fix entertainment, will be rewarded by this finely tailored tale. --Doug Thomas
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Index 248
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 053939257922
Chapters 53
Release Date 6/13/00
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
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