The Green Mile | 1999

Directed by: Frank Darabont

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Main Plot

"The Green Mile" is a film directed by Frank Darabont, based on the novel by Stephen King. Set in a prison in the 1930s, the story follows the life of a death row corrections officer named Paul Edgecomb. Paul and his fellow officers are introduced to a new inmate, John Coffey, a gentle giant who has been convicted of a heinous crime. However, they soon discover that Coffey possesses a mysterious and extraordinary gift. As Paul and his colleagues witness Coffey's miraculous abilities, they are faced with a moral dilemma and must question their own beliefs and the justice system they serve. The film explores themes of compassion, redemption, and the power of miracles in the face of injustice.


  • Tom Hanks plays the character Paul Edgecomb in The Green Mile. He is a prison guard who forms a bond with a death row inmate with supernatural abilities. Tom Hanks
  • Michael Clarke Duncan's character in The Green Mile is John Coffey, a gentle giant with supernatural healing powers who is wrongly convicted of murder. Michael Clarke Duncan
  • David Morse plays the character of Brutus "Brutal" Howell in The Green Mile. He is a prison guard who forms a close bond with the main character, John Coffey. David Morse

Ending Explained

In the conclusion of "The Green Mile," directed by Frank Darabont, Paul Edgecomb, the elderly narrator, reveals that he is the only surviving member of the prison staff who witnessed the extraordinary events that took place on death row in 1935. He shares that John Coffey, a gentle giant with supernatural healing powers, was wrongly convicted and executed for the murder of two young girls. Paul reflects on the injustice of John's death and the profound impact he had on everyone he encountered. He confesses that he has lived an unnaturally long life, attributing it to the residual effects of John's healing touch. Paul's narration ends with a poignant message about the enduring power of compassion and the importance of recognizing the miracles that exist in the world.

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Frank Darabont Crime Drama Fantasy Tom Hanks Michael Clarke Duncan David Morse