Green Mile

Theatrical Release: December 10, 1999
Green Mile
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Synopsis

Set on Death Row in a Southern prison in 1935, “The Green Mile” is the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 1996 serialized novel. It is the story of a sensitive prison guard who realizes one of the inmates possesses a miraculous gift of healing.
Tom Hanks stars as Paul Edgecomb, the Death Row head guard who relates in flashback his watch over a quartet of convicted killers awaiting execution in the electric chair. Michael Clarke Duncan plays condemned John Coffey, whose gentle nature and unusual powers raise questions in Edgecomb’s mind about his guilt.

Dove Review

Content Description

Profanity and obscenity throughout; three crude sexual conversations; brief backside nudity as a man dresses; suggestion of sexual situations, but it is between a man and his wife, and it is only suggested, not seen; the N-word is used by a degenerate inmate; a woman is dying from a brain tumor; a vindictive and sadistic guard oversees an execution, allowing the inmate to be tortured; a very intense scene as a body burns up when an electrocution is sabotaged; the killing of two children is implied; one shooting. Although Academy Award worthy, and often spiritually rewarding with its regard for life and God, we cannot recommend it due to the preponderance of profanity and a gruesome execution.

Info

Company: Warner Brothers
Director: Frank Darabont
Producer: David Valdes and Frank Darabont
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 180 min.
Industry Rating: R
Starring: Tom Hanks, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Cromwell, Michael Jeter, Graham Greene, Patricia Clarkson, and Harry Dean Stanton.