The Green Mile by Stephen KingWhen it first appeared, one volume per month, Stephen Kings THE GREEN MILE was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the New York Times bestseller lists—simultaneously—and delighted millions of fans the world over.
Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with Old Sparky, Cold Mountains electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. But hes never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefes... and yours.
The Green Mile: How long will Paul Edgecomb live for?
The Green Mile
The Green Mile is a film based on the novel by Stephen King , directed by Frank Darabont from a screenplay that he wrote. It runs minutes. In a flashback, the elderly Paul Edgecomb Tom Hanks tells his friend Elaine about the summer of when he was a corrections officer in charge of Death Row inmates in Louisiana's Cold Mountain Penitentiary. His domain was called the "Green Mile" because the condemned prisoners walking to their execution are said to be walking "the last mile"; here it is on a stretch of green linoleum to the electric chair. One day, a new inmate arrives, John Coffey , a seven-foot-tall black man convicted of raping and killing two young white girls. Upon being escorted to his cell, he immediately demonstrates "gentle giant" character traits: keeping to himself, fearing darkness, and being moved to tears on occasion. Soon enough, John reveals extraordinary healing powers by healing Paul's urinary tract infection and resurrecting a mouse.
Melinda is saved from brain cancer. John Coffey punishes Percy for sabotaging Del's execution and Wild Bill for raping and murdering two little girls by putting Melinda's cancer stuff into Percy, making Percy shoot Wild Bill and leaving Percy as a vegetable. John gets electrocuted, even though he is innocent. Some of John's power also passed into Mr. Jingles, Del's mouse.
The Green Mile John Coffey's Execution
Paul Tom Hanks is a nice man, probably nicer than your average Louisiana Death Row guard, and his staff is competent and humane--all except for the loathsome Percy, whose aunt is married to the governor, and who could have any state job he wants, but likes it here because "he wants to see one cook up close. He is a gigantic black man, framed by the low-angle camera to loom over the guards and duck under doorways. This is John Coffey "like the drink, only not spelled the same" , and he has been convicted of molesting and killing two little white girls. From the start it is clear he is not what he seems. He is afraid of the dark, for one thing. He is straightforward in shaking Paul's hand--not like a man with anything to be ashamed of. This is not a good summer for Paul.
Sign in. The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. Death Row guards at a penitentiary, in the 's, have a moral dilemma with their job when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift. It's just another normal day on the Green Mile for prison guard Paul Edgecomb. That is until huge John Coffey is sent there. Unlike the hulking brute that Coffey looks like, he is in fact kind at heart.
Sign in. However, there's more to the kind-hearted Coffey than can be seen. Edit Coming Soon. The Green Mile is based on the novel of the same name, written by Stephen King. It is not explained in the movie.