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"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

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Tom HanksPaul Edgecomb
David MorseBrutus 'Brutal' Howell
Michael Clarke DuncanJohn Coffey
Bonnie HuntJan Edgecomb
James CromwellWarden Hal Moores
Michael JeterEduard Delacroix
Graham GreeneArlen Bitterbuck
Doug HutchisonPercy Wetmore
Sam Rockwell'Wild Bill' Wharton
Barry PepperDean Stanton
Jeffrey DeMunnHarry Terwilliger
Patricia ClarksonMelinda Moores
Harry Dean StantonToot-Toot
Dabbs GreerOld Paul Edgecomb
Eve BrentElaine Connelly
William SadlerKlaus Detterick
Paula MalcomsonMarjorie Detterick
Gary SiniseBurt Hammersmith

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The Green Mile is probably one of the best movies of all time. And how can it not be?...

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Frank Darabont
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 3 hrs.
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaDec 10, 1999
    EuropeMar 3, 2000
    JapanMar 25, 2000
    AustraliaFeb 10, 2000
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    JapanR-15
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 3, 2004
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