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.
- Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Crime
- Studio: Castle Rock Entertainment, Darkwoods Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
- Keyword: southern usa, mentally disabled, based on novel or book, death row, jail guard, great depression, supernatural, psychopath, prison guard, jail, electric chair, torture, magic realism, healing, 1930s, abuse of power
- Cast: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Jeter, Doug Hutchison