The Shawshank Redemption/The Green Mile [2 Discs] [DVD]

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  • Release Date: 02/07/2017
  • Rating: R
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The Green Mile
Director Frank Darabont, who made an acclaimed feature film debut with The Shawshank Redemption (1994), based on a Stephen King novel set in a prison, returns for a second feature, based on King's 1996 serialized novel set in a prison. In 1935, inmates at the Cold Mountain Correctional Facility call Death Row "The Green Mile" because of the dark green linoleum that tiles the floor. Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the head guard on the Green Mile when a new inmate is brought into his custody: John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), convicted of the sadistic murder of two young girls. Despite his size and the fearsome crimes for which he's serving time, Coffey seems to be a kind and well-mannered person who behaves more like an innocent child than a hardened criminal. Soon Edgecomb and two of his fellow guards, Howell (David Morse) and Stanton Barry Pepper), notice something odd about Coffey: he's able to perform what seem to be miracles of healing among his fellow inmates, leading them to wonder just what sort of person he could be, and if he could have committed the crimes with which he was charged. The Green Mile also stars James Cromwell as the warden; Michael Jeter, Sam Rockwell, and Graham Greene as inmates awaiting dates with the electric chair; and Harry Dean Stanton as a clever trustee. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

The Shawshank Redemption
In 1946, a banker named Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted of a double murder, even though he stubbornly proclaims his innocence. He's sentenced to a life term at the Shawshank State Prison in Maine, where another lifer, Ellis "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman), picks him as the new recruit most likely to crack under the pressure. The ugly realities of prison life are quickly introduced to Andy: a corrupt warden (Bob Gunton), sadistic guards led by Capt. Byron Hadley (Clancy Brown), and inmates who are little better than animals, willing to use rape or beatings to insure their dominance. But Andy does not crack: he has the hope of the truly innocent, which (together with his smarts) allow him to prevail behind bars. He uses his banking skills to win favor with the warden and the guards, doing the books for Norton's illegal business schemes and keeping an eye on the investments of most of the prison staff. In exchange, he is able to improve the prison library and bring some dignity and respect back to many of the inmates, including Red. Based on a story by Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption was the directorial debut of screenwriter Frank Darabont. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks - Paul Edgecomb
  • David Morse
    David Morse - Brutus "Brutal" Howell
  • Bonnie Hunt
    Bonnie Hunt - Jan Edgecomb
  • Michael Clarke Duncan
    Michael Clarke Duncan - John Coffey
  • James Cromwell
    James Cromwell - Warden Hal Moores



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Both are GREAT movies

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    I am not one to sit and watch a movie a second time. There are very few movies I can sit and watch a second time, let alone more than that. These two movies are fantastic. Mesmerizing. Moving. I could watch them over and over. My kids (teens) will sit and watch these too. Highly recommend!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best 2 Prison Movies

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    It's not easy to explore the world of prison and make it a compelling piece, especially when you recognize that many of the characters you're dealing with are otherwise non-likable criminals. These movies do a great job at making these stories not only compelling, but do a great job at fantastic character development. In both of these movies, you actually feel bad for some of the murderers. If you haven't seen these movies, this is a great combo to start with.

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