Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the head prison guard on death row at Cold Mountain Penitentiary back in 1935. While watching over the Green Mile, Edgecomb meets John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a gigantic African-American man that was convicted of raping and murdering twin sisters.
Unlike most inmates, Coffey has a child-like innocence about him, and as our story unfolds, a bond forms between Edgecomb and Coffey through a series of strange occurrences.
Come to find out, Coffey has been granted a gift that allows him to heal ailments and wounds, among other things.
As time passes, it becomes clear to Edgecomb that there is no way that Coffey could have committed the crimes he was convicted of, and he wrestles with how he is going to do his job and kill one of God’s miracles.
This is really a great movie that deserves a by far more in-depth review. But sadly, this is all I got time for.
I thought Hanks had been nominated for Best Actor for this picture, but he wasn’t. It did get nominated for four Oscar’s, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Duncan).
This truly is a remarkable story and goes by faster than the three-hour running time. If you do not like this movie, then you are not a fan of good films.
The Green Mile gets a five out of five: EXCELLENT.