• The Green Mile (1999)

The Green Mile

Release Date: December 10th, 1999

DVD Release Date: June 13th, 2000

R |3 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) walked the mile with a variety of cons. He had never encountered someone like John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a massive black man convicted of brutally killing a pair of young sisters. Coffey had the size and strength to kill anyone, but not the demeanor. Beyond his simple, naive nature and a deathly fear of the dark, Coffey seemed to possess a prodigious, supernatural gift. Paul began to question whether Coffey was truly guilty of murdering the two girls.

Cast: Tom Hanks, David Morse, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell, Michael Jeter, Graham Greene, Doug Hutchison

Director: Frank Darabont

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Castle Rock Entertainment, Darkwoods Productions

Distributors: Warner Home VĂ­deo, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros.

Keywords: Quest, Emotional, 1930s, 1990s, Mystery, Murder, Death, Prison

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    As Darabont directs it, it tells a story with beginning, middle, end, vivid characters, humor, outrage and emotional release. Dickensian. show more

  • 88
    Jonathan ForemanNew York Post

    A reminder of just how good Hollywood storytelling can be.

  • 65
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    This jailhouse jam is quite a haul.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Sound