About

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

8.5
13k
Directed by

Frank Darabont

Written by

Frank Darabont (Screenplay)
Stephen King (Novel)

Runtime

189 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Miracles do happen.

Cast

Keywords

supernatural based on novel or book prison guard jail southern usa magic realism healing great depression 1930s electric chair death row mentally disabled jail guard

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Lists

#30 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#331 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Picture Frank Darabont David Valdes

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Michael Clarke Duncan

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Frank Darabont

Oscar nomination for Best Sound Robert J. Litt Elliot Tyson Michael Herbick