A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.
|Release Date||:||December 10, 1999|
|Genres||:||Fantasy, Drama, Crime|
|Production Company||:||Castle Rock Entertainment, Darkwoods Productions, Warner Bros.|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Frank Darabont, Susan Malerstein, Alan B. Curtiss|
|Writers||:||Frank Darabont, Stephen King|
|Casts||:||Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell, Patricia Clarkson, Michael Jeter, Sam Rockwell, Graham Greene, Doug Hutchison, Barry Pepper, Jeffrey DeMunn, Harry Dean Stanton, Gary Sinise, Dabbs Greer, Eve Brent, William Sadler, Mack Miles, Rai Tasco, Paula Malcomson, Brian Libby, Brent Briscoe, Bill McKinney, Rachel Singer, Scotty Leavenworth, Bill Gratton, Dee Croxton, Rebecca Klingler, Gary Imhoff, Van Epperson, Phil Hawn, Ted Hollis, Robert Malone|
|Plot Keywords||:||southern u.s., black people, mentally disabled, indian, heal, death row, cystitis, jail guard, prison guard, electric chair, healing, death row inmate|
The length of the movie was perfect. It kept to the story to an amazing degree. The few changes didn't hurt the feeling nor the telling. The story itself is stirring and captivating. The casting of the parts and their portrayal were right on. This is one of the best movie versions of a Steven King novel I've ever seen, and I think I've seen them all. If you're prone to tears at a film, take extra tissues, you'll need them. The theater I was in was a mass of sniffles through the end credits. If you like fantasy/drama the film cannot be missed. There are some graphic scenes that may upset some, but this is Steven King. This is a movie I plan to add to my video collection as soon as the Letter Box version hits the shelves.