An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.
According to the novel by Stephen King, Percy Wetmore is supposed to be 21. During production, Doug Hutchison (Percy) was 39 years old. He told the director he was in his early/mid 30s. When he went to audition for The Salton Sea (2002), the director told him he was 'too young,' resulting in Hutchison having to show him his drivers license which proved his age. See more »
No live mice were used to portray Mr. Jingles. Rats were used to portray the mouse. Rats are more easily trained than mice. Props such as the spool used in Mr. Jingles trick were enlarged to make scaling look realistic. See more »
[after finding Mr. Jingles alive after he steps on him]
You switched 'em. You switched 'em somehow, you bastards.
Brutus "Brutal" Howell:
Yeah I always keep a spare mouse in my wallet for occasions such as this.
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Having seen the movie, The Green Mile, and read the novel of the same
name by Stephen King, I am glad to say that the movie stays true to the
book, which in itself is a great read.
I read the book in one setting about a year ago, and after seeing the
movie, I didn't see one scene from the book, or one plot point, left
out. There were a few minor changes from the book but which in no way
detract from either work.
As far as performances, I can imagine many people pointing to Michael
Duncan as John Coffey or Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb as the best
performances of the movie, and they are good, but I would hope that
Michael Jeter would receive recognition for portraying Eduard
Delacroix. He plays Delacroix exactly as I pictured him when I read the
I can very well see why King himself said this is his favorite of the
movies adapted from his novels. It is the only one played out as he had
I wouldn't compare this movie or the book to (Rita Hayworth and) The
Shawshank Redemption because that would be unfair to both. They are
both great, but are both different. The Green Mile isn't a movie about
hope and friendship, as The Shawshank Redemption was, it is a movie
about a miracle of a man, and the people he affects.
But like The Shawshank Redemption, I give The Green Mile 4 out of 4
stars. Great story, great cast, great look.
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