The Green Mile


Runtime : 03h08
Genres : Drama, Fantasy
Release : December 10, 1999
Studio : Warner Bros.
Budget : $60,000,000
Domestic revenue : $136,801,374
Woldwide revenue : $286,801,374
Director : Frank Darabont
Writers : Stephen King (Novel)
Frank Darabont (Screenplay)
Shooting place : The United States

Cast and characters

Tom Hanks Paul Edgecomb
David Morse Brutus 'Brutal' Howell
Bonnie Hunt Jan Edgecomb
Michael Clarke Duncan John Coffey
James Cromwell Warden Hal Moores
Michael Jeter Eduard Delacroix
Graham Greene Arlen Bitterbuck
Doug Hutchison Percy Wetmore
Sam Rockell 'Wild Bill' Wharton
Barry Pepper Dean Stanton
Jeffrey DeMunn Harry Terwilliger
Patricia Clarkson Melinda Moores
Harry Dean Stanton Toot-Toot
Dabbs Greer Old Paul Edgecomb
Eve Brent Elaine Connelly


Paul Edgecomb's tour of duty as the head guard on Death Row at Cold Mountain in the Depression-era South included watch over a quartet of killers awaiting their final walk down "the Green Mile," the stretch of green linoleum flooring that took convicts from their jail cells to the electric chair. Over the years, Edgecomb walked the mile with a variety of cons. He had never before encountered someone like John Coffey, a massive black man convicted of brutally killing a pair of nine-year-old sisters. Coffey certainly had the size and strength to kill anyone, but his demeanor starkly contrasted with his appearance. Beyond his simple, naive nature and a deathly fear of the dark, Coffey seemed to possess a prodigious, supernatural gift. Edgecomb began to question whether Coffey was truly guilty of murdering the two girls.