The Green Mile | 1999

Directed by: Frank Darabont

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Main Plot

"The Green Mile" follows the lives of the guards on death row at Cold Mountain Penitentiary in the 1930s. When a new inmate with a unique gift arrives, tensions arise among the guards and the inmates. As they witness miracles and face moral dilemmas, they must confront their own beliefs and the consequences of their actions. The film explores themes of justice, compassion, and the power of human connection in the face of adversity.


  • Tom Hanks portrays Paul Edgecomb, a prison guard in The Green Mile. He forms a unique bond with a death row inmate and questions the morality of the death penalty.
  • John Coffey - He is a gentle giant with supernatural healing powers who is wrongly convicted of murder and forms a bond with the prison guards on death row.
  • David Morse's character in The Green Mile is Brutus "Brutal" Howell, a prison guard who forms a close bond with the main character, John Coffey.


In the conclusion of "The Green Mile," directed by Frank Darabont, the truth about John Coffey's extraordinary abilities is revealed. Paul Edgecomb, the prison guard, confronts the reality that Coffey is innocent of the crime he was convicted for. Despite this, Coffey willingly accepts his fate and is executed in the electric chair. The emotional impact of Coffey's death is felt by all, including the guards and witnesses who were touched by his kindness and healing powers. Years later, Paul, now an elderly man, reflects on the profound impact Coffey had on his life. The film ends with Paul's revelation that Coffey's spirit continues to live on, bringing hope and healing to those in need.