The sequence of what Paul sees when he takes John's hand was shot at a slower speed in order to give it a dream-like quality. See more »
After the botched execution, Brutus hands Percy an old Soda Acid fire extinguisher. The extinguisher is being held horizontally. The old style soda acid type extinguishers would automatically begin discharging the agent if the extinguisher was turned over onto its side, or turned upside down. See more »
[yells repeatedly as he brings John Coffey in]
Dead man! Dead man walking! We got a dead man walking, here!
Jesus, please us! What is he yelling about?
Dead man! Dead man walking! Dead man! Dead man walking, here!
[he walks inside, leading a cuffed John Coffey]
We got a dead man walking, here! Dead man walking! We got a dead man walking, here...
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There are no opening credits after the title has been shown, followed by the opening scene for place of film. Although it is now commonplace for films to not have opening credits, in 1999 it was somewhat rather unusually and it was considered for a trademark of director Frank Darabont. See more »
This movie is a real gem. It is hard to find fault with it. Hanks is excellent in a role that clearly calls for him to suppress his natural slant toward humor. He is Paul Edgecomb; Tom Hanks is nowhere to be found. Yet he gives Edgecomb just the right flavor. One cannot find a single weak cast member! Michael Jeter should have got an Oscar. Michael Clark Duncan put just the right shading on his huge character to make him vulnerable and sympathetic.
Flawlessly shot on perfect period sets, the whole production binds together to bring the extraordinary story into the realm of a believable and compelling study of human injustice and charity.
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