The Green Mile (film)

The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy crime drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film is told in a flashback format and stars Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb and Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey with supporting roles by David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, and James Cromwell. The film also features Dabbs Greer, in his final film, as the old Paul Edgecomb. The film tells the story of Pauls life as a death row corrections officer during the Great Depression in the United States, and the supernatural events he witnessed.

In a Louisiana nursing home in 1999, Paul Edgecomb becomes nervous while watching the 1935 film Top Hat. He is with his elderly friend Elaine, who becomes concerned, and Paul tells her that the film reminded him of his past, when he was a prison officer in charge of death row inmates at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary during the summer of 1935.The scene shifts to 1935, where Paul works with fellow guards Brutus Brutal Howell, Harry Terwilliger, and Dean Stanton. One day, John Coffey, an AfricanAmerican man convicted of raping and killing two young white girls, arrives in the prison. John is very shy, softspoken, and a very emotional person, in stark contrast to the crime he was convicted of. John reveals extraordinary powers by healing Pauls bladder infection and resurrecting Mr. Jingles, a pet mouse kept by inmate Eduard Del Delacroix, only by his touch. Later, he heals the terminally ill wife of Warden Hal Moores. When John is asked to explain his power, he merely says that he took it back. ........

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