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The Green Mile [1999 film] by Frank Darabont

The Green Mile [1999 film]

by Frank Darabont (Director/Screenwriter)

Other authors: James Cromwell (Actor), Jeffrey DeMunn (Actor), Michael Clarke Duncan (Actor), Tom Hanks (Actor), Bonnie Hunt (Actor)4 more, Doug Hutchison (Actor), Michael Jeter (Actor), David Morse (Actor), Barry Pepper (Actor)

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A condemned, "simple-minded" giant has magical wizard powers.

For about an hour it seems like it's a reasonably good period prison movie - a little slow and cliched, but generally well made and with a great cast. Then Stephen King says, "Drama is hard. F*** it, I'm just gonna give one of these characters some magical wizard powers. That'd be cool, right?" No, no not really. ( )
  comfypants | Feb 16, 2016 |
"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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  schotpot | May 13, 2007 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Darabont, FrankDirector/Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cromwell, JamesActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
DeMunn, JeffreyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Duncan, Michael ClarkeActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hanks, TomActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hunt, BonnieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hutchison, DougActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jeter, MichaelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morse, DavidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pepper, BarryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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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.

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