The Green Mile


3h 7m 1999

Brief Synopsis

A story told in flashback and narrarted by Paul Edgecomb, now living in an old-age home six decades after working as the head guard on Death Row at a Southen Prison named Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Travelling back to 1935, during the Great Depression, the former prison guard, Edgecomb, reflects on how he developed a poignant, unusual relationship with this one inmate, sentenced to Death Row, who may be innocent. The inmate, John Coffey, is an African-American man--convicted of the rape and murder of a pair of 9-year-old sisters--who awaits his death in this harsh prison. Coffey has strange powers, both mysterious and miraculous; and the creepy characters in the prison have their own views of his gifts and of God's.

Film Details

Also Known As
Den gröna milen, Green Mile, La ligne verte, Stephen King's The Green Mile, ligne verte
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Robert Wayne Harris; Todd Bassman
Distribution Company
UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES (UIP)/WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 7m

Synopsis

A story told in flashback and narrarted by Paul Edgecomb, now living in an old-age home six decades after working as the head guard on Death Row at a Southen Prison named Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Travelling back to 1935, during the Great Depression, the former prison guard, Edgecomb, reflects on how he developed a poignant, unusual relationship with this one inmate, sentenced to Death Row, who may be innocent. The inmate, John Coffey, is an African-American man--convicted of the rape and murder of a pair of 9-year-old sisters--who awaits his death in this harsh prison. Coffey has strange powers, both mysterious and miraculous; and the creepy characters in the prison have their own views of his gifts... and of God's.

Crew

Michael Craig Adams

Construction

Tracy Adams

Assistant Editor

Carlton Adkins

Set Production Assistant

E Gloria Alvarado

Assistant Production Accountant

Ashley Armitage

Office Assistant

Fred Astaire

Song Performer

Gene Austin

Song Performer

Billy Baker

On-Set Dresser

Kelley L Baker

Assistant Production Accountant

Johnny Barbera

Construction

Nancy Barker

Assistant Sound Editor

Harry Barris

Song

Craig Barron

Visual Effects Supervisor

J B Bartlett

Production

Sheila Bartlett

Construction

Todd Bassman

Cable Operator

Alan Edward Bell

Editor

Thomas Benardello

Construction

Gabriel Beristain

Dp/Cinematographer

Gabriel Beristain

Director Of Photography

Irving Berlin

Song

Bill Bernstein

Music Editor

David Bernstein

Assistant Director

Clay Boss

Stunts

Lis Bothwell

Costumes

Marsha L Bozeman

Costumes

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Mark Brown

Assistant Camera Operator

Danielle Burgio

Stunts

Bobby Burton

Gaffer

H D Burton

Stunts

Willie Burton

Sound Mixer

Lois Burwell

Makeup Artist

Rick Canelli

Adr

Dea Cantu

Script Supervisor

Hoagy Carmichael

Song

Anna Castellani

Camera

Robert L Catron

Other

Steve Chambers

Stunts

Paul Cheung

Electrician

Melanie Chretin

On-Set Dresser

Janis Clark

Hair Stylist

Liam Clark

Assistant Camera Operator

Lorraine Clarkson Sachiko

Office Assistant

Tom Clary

Visual Effects

Alan B Cohen

Assistant Camera Operator

Pat Conran

Visual Effects

Deborah A. Cornett-anderson

Finance Manager

Jordan Corngold

Music

Jeff Couch

Transportation Captain

Ronald William Cowan

Production

Scott Crabbe

Video Assist/Playback

Jimmy Crawford

Best Boy

Gino Crognale

Art Department

William M Cruse

Art Director

Alan B. Curtiss

Assistant Director

Frank Darabont

Producer

Frank Darabont

Screenplay

Tim A Davison

Stunts

Michael Degtjarewsky

Visual Effects

Krystyna Demkowicz

Visual Effects

Deborah Lamia Denevar

Makeup Artist

Edwin Dennis

Location Manager

Andrew Dickler

Assistant Editor

John Dietz

Lighting

Christy Dimmig

Post-Production Supervisor

Justin Ditter

Other

Brian Dowrick

Animator

Jessica Drake

Dialect Coach

Ellen Dunn

Assistant Production Coordinator

Carrie Durose

Production Coordinator

Duke Ellington

Song Performer

David Emmerichs

Steadicam Operator

Christopher Evans

Visual Effects

Jack Evans

On-Set Dresser

James Gregory Evans

Art Department

Julia Evershade

Adr Editor

Maureen Farley

Property Master

Chris Fielding

On-Set Dresser

Dorothy Fields

Song

Mali Finn

Casting

Arlene Fishbach

Music

Andy Flores

Other

Richard Francis-bruce

Editor

Toby Francis-bruce

Apprentice

Carl Frederick

Digital Effects Supervisor

Carrie Freedle

Set Production Assistant

Claude Fullerton

Grip

Anna Garduno

Production Assistant

Joe Gareri

Executive Producer

David Garris

Production

Anne Gentling

Camera Assistant

Cory Geryak

Gaffer

Howell Gibbons

Sound Editor

Charles Gibson

Unit Director

Charles Gibson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ben C Giller

Production

Daniel Gilmore

Construction

Aaron Glascock

Foley

Craig Glaser

Craft Service

Richard Bryce Goodman

Sound Mixer

Mack Gordon

Song

Rossie Grose-mcfadden

Assistant

David Haldeman

Production

James Hall

Other

Tom Hardisty

Music

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Robert Wayne Harris

Cable Operator

Steve Hartman

Other

Chiz Hasegawa

Other

Paul Hazard

Electrician

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Michael Herbick

Rerecording

Brett Z Hill

Production Assistant

Rocco J Hindman

Art Assistant

Sean Hobin

Assistant Director

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Dave Hodgin

Transportation Captain

Krista Jacobsen Hoey

Assistant Production Coordinator

Justin Holdsworth

Electrician

Billie Holiday

Song Performer

Stephanie Hornish

Visual Effects

David C Horton

Assistant Editor

S Beth Horton

Assistant Camera Operator

David Howard

Grip

Eddy Howard

Song Performer

David Howland

Construction

Thomas J Huff

Stunts

Jay Huntoon

Video Assist/Playback

Hiroshi Kan Ikeuchi

Puppeteer

Jeff Imada

Stunt Coordinator

Garrett Immel

Art Department

Marc Irvin

Puppeteer

Jiri Jacknowitz

Visual Effects

Eileen Jensen

Lighting Director

Malcolm L Jessup

Animal Wrangler

David Leslie Johnson

Assistant

Diane Johnson

Craft Service

James P Johnson

Song

Jim Johnson

Production

Ken J Johnson

Sound Effects

Randy Johnson

Boom Operator

Casey J Jones

Key Grip

L Dean Jones

Assistant Director

L Dean Jones

Unit Production Manager

Paula Kaatz

Costume Supervisor

Bert Kalmar

Song

Eric Joseph Karas

Carpenter

K Lenna Katich

Production Accountant

Nancy Kato

Animator

Charles Katz

Assistant Camera Operator

Beatriz Kerti

Art Department Coordinator

Jim Keys

Rigging Gaffer

Luke Khanlian

Puppeteer

Jack C Kilgore

Production

Stephen King

Special Thanks To

Stephen King

Source Material

Louis Kiss

Puppeteer

Jessica E Klein

Accounting Assistant

Ted Koehler

Song

Jules Kovisars

Assistant Director

Bill Kroyer

Animation Supervisor

Edward F La Lone

Construction

Robert Labonge

Camera Operator

Tom Lamb

Visual Effects

A. Welch Lambeth

Transportation Coordinator

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Kim Larsen

Props Assistant

Meera Laube

Assistant Camera Operator

Marvin E. Lewis

Boom Operator

Larry J Liddell

Electrician

Eric Lindemann

Sound Design

Betty Linn

Animal Trainer

Robert J Litt

Rerecording

Lawrence Littleton

Visual Effects

Alan Lomax

Song

H Al Lorenzana

Other

Randy Lovelady

Production

Robert Charles Lusted

Assistant Editor

Ray Lykins

Stunts

Cecil Mack

Song

Sasha Madzar

Construction

Jodie Maier

Visual Effects

Mark Maitre

Art Department

Susan Malerstein-watkins

Script Supervisor

Jennifer Mangan

Avid Editor

Mark Mangini

Sound Editor

Willie Mann

Best Boy Grip

David Marquette

Music

Terence Marsh

Production Designer

Wayne Marshall

Best Boy

Pete Mcadams

Grip

Merdyce C. Mcclaran

Props Assistant

James K Mccomas

Electrician

Mark Mcgraudy

Construction

Jimmy Mchugh

Song

Amy Mckenzie

Assistant

Todd Mcmullen

Assistant Camera Operator

Kevin Mcnamara

Set Production Assistant

Jon William Mcwright

Set Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Den gröna milen, Green Mile, La ligne verte, Stephen King's The Green Mile, ligne verte
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Robert Wayne Harris; Todd Bassman
Distribution Company
UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES (UIP)/WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 7m

Award Nominations

Best Adapted Screenplay

1999

Best Picture

1999

Best Sound

1999

Best Supporting Actor

1999
Michael Clarke Duncan

Articles

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003


Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive.

Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979).

Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's (1991) delivering a moving performance as a homeless cabaret singer with AIDS.

He scored his biggest coup when he was cast the same year in the hit sitcom Evening Shade (1991-1994) as Herman Stiles, the wimpy assistant to Reynolds, who played a pro football player turned coach. He won an Emmy award in 1992 for that role and scored two more nominations by the end of the series run. Jeter would also get some good supporting parts in many films throughout the decade: Sister Act 2 (1993), a fun comic role as Whoopi Goldberg's sidekick Father Ignatius; Mouse Hunt (1997); The Green Mile (1999), his best film role as Eduard Delacroix, a condemned murderer who befriends a cellblock mouse; Jurassic Park III (2001); and Welcome to Collinwood (2002).

At the time of his death, Jeter was appearing on the classic PBS children's series Sesame Street as the lovable but bumbling Mr. Noodle; and had been filming Robert Zemekis' Christmas movie The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks. Production was halted on Monday in observance of Jeter's death. He is survived by his life partner, Sean Blue, his parents, Dr. William and Virginia Jeter; a brother, William; and four sisters, Virginia Anne Barham, Emily Jeter, Amanda Parsons and Laurie Wicker.

by Michael T. Toole
Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive. Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979). Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of two 2000 People's Choice Awards for Favorite Motion Picture and Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture.

Frank Darabont was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in 1999 by the DGA (Directors Guild of America.)

Nominated for the 1999 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor - Drama, Comedy or Musical (Michael Clarke Duncan).

Winner of two 1999 awards, including for Best Supporting Actor (Michael Clarke Duncan) and Best Screenplay Adaptation from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Released in United States Winter December 10, 1999

Expanded Release in United States February 18, 2000

Re-released in United States April 14, 2000

Released in United States on Video June 13, 2000

Completed shooting fall 1998.

Began shooting July 20, 1998.

Michael Clarke Duncan was named NATO/ShoWest 1999 Male Star of Tomorrow.

Released in United States Winter December 10, 1999

Expanded Release in United States February 18, 2000

Re-released in United States April 14, 2000

Released in United States on Video June 13, 2000