The green mile
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 10 copies|
Director Frank Darabont, who made an acclaimed feature film debut with The Shawshank Redemption (1994), based on a Stephen King novel set in a prison, returns for a second feature, based on King's 1996 serialized novel set in a prison. In 1935, inmates at the Cold Mountain Correctional Facility call Death Row "The Green Mile" because of the dark green linoleum that tiles the floor. Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the head guard on the Green Mile when a new inmate is brought into his custody: John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), convicted of the sadistic murder of two young girls. Despite his size and the fearsome crimes for which he's serving time, Coffey seems to be a kind and well-mannered person who behaves more like an innocent child than a hardened criminal. Soon Edgecomb and two of his fellow guards, Howell (David Morse) and Stanton Barry Pepper), notice something odd about Coffey: he's able to perform what seem to be miracles of healing among his fellow inmates, leading them to wonder just what sort of person he could be, and if he could have committed the crimes with which he was charged. The Green Mile also stars James Cromwell as the warden; Michael Jeter, Sam Rockwell, and Graham Greene as inmates awaiting dates with the electric chair; and Harry Dean Stanton as a clever trustee. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Prison guards prepare for the execution of an innocent man who holds a secret. A man of towering height and girth, the wrongly accused man has a power given to him from God and he uses it to help others, especially a particular prison guard that is nice to him.
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|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2007
|Other Titles|| Green mile.
Darabont, Frank, film producer, screenwriter, film director.
Hanks, Tom, actor.
Morse, David, 1953- actor.
Hunt, Bonnie, actor.
Duncan, Michael Clarke, actor.
Cromwell, James, actor.
Jeter, Michael, 1952-2003, actor.
Newman, Thomas, 1955- composer.
King, Stephen, 1947- Green mile.
Castle Rock Entertainment (Firm), presenter.
Darkwoods Productions, production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), film distributor.
Tom Hanks, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Cromwell, Michael Jeter.
Director of photography, David Tattersall ; editor, Richard Francis-Bruce ; music, Thomas Newman.
MPAA rating: R; violence, language and some sex-related material.
In English; with optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.
Based on the novel by Stephen King.
Special features: Featurette "Walking the mile"; production notes; theatrical trailer.
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation; dual-layer format; Dolby Digital surround 5.1.
1 videodisc (189 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.