Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Green Mile

I'm not a big Stephen King fan at all but I do have to say my all time favorite movie has to be The Green Mile. As a matter of fact tho I have never even read his books on the Green Mile and John Coffey but I simply loved this movie. And it's not something I'd even associate with Stephen King.

Based in the 1930's during the depression Tom Hanks (Paul Edgecombe) plays a security guard on death row called the Green Mile. What an outstanding performance by Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan who plays John Coffey, an 8 foot tall man who was brought in for the rape and murder of 2 little girls. As the story goes along, the real story of John Coffey and the 2 little blonde girls comes out. Afterward the guards are struck with a moral dilemma as to what to do with John Coffey. Also starring in the movie is David Morse (Brutal), Barry Pepper (Dean Stanton), Doug Hutchison (Percy, csi fans will recognize him as Nick's stalker), Bonnie Hunt (Jan, Paul's wife) and a small part by Gary Sinise (John Coffey's lawyer). This movie definitely is a must see. Altho I've never read the books by Stephen King, I think I'm gonna have to pick them up one day and read them to see how much of a difference there is between them and the movie.

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