The plot takes place on Cold Mountain Penitentairy's death row, one of the scariest and deadliest places, where "the green mile" is the walk to the electric chair. You see how the different people there, awaiting the famous chair, handles the situations, where some are happy and others are heartbreaking.
Tom Hanks plays the head prison guard, Paul Edgecomb, and one day a new prisonner, Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey, arrives, convicted of killing two nine years old sisters. He is the biggiest and stongest inmate and immediately intimidates the prison guards. But it soon turns out that Coffey is the nicest and most polite of the inmates. He's even afraid of the dark.. When Edgecomb discovers that Coffey has supernatural powers. Soon Edgecomb wonders if Coffey actually did the murders, or if he's in there as an innocent man... Edgecomb decides to find out what really happened the night the two girls were killed, but finding out the truth might not make thing any easier for him...
Tom Hanks does a great job as Paul Edgecomb, but most impressive is Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey. Together with the other actors and actresses they outdid themselves in one of the best movies I've ever seen. Stephen King wrote an excellent and the director Frank Darabont did an excellent job turning it into a movie!!
This is a story I'll never forget. The 3 hours never seemed long and boring. Great story with great acting performances. I highly recommend this movie. One of the best ones out there!