The Miracle of 'The Green Mile'

15 min



You love your sister?

You make any noise,

you know what happens.

Good morning, Estelle.

-How am I looking, Paul?

-That's better. That's better.

Morning, Mr. Edgecomb.

Some Danish?

No, just two pieces of

dry toast, Hector. Thanks.

Leftover's fine.

Dry and cold, same as always.

Cold is better.

Especially on those long walks.

Am I right?

Don't let Nurse Godzilla catch you.

She'll raise holy hell.

We're not supposed to

let you wander off.

Where do you go every day?

What do you do up in those hills?

Just walk.

I like to walk.

Try not to fall down, bust a hip.

I don't wanna be in no

damn search party.

You want this man in your life?

Explain the moral basis of that.

i've made mistakes.

Tony doesn't admit that

he's not a good father.

You can't ask nothing.

i have six kids myself.

Why do we always watch this stuff?

It's interesting.


Bunch of inbred trailer trash?

All they ever talk about is fucking.

Are you all right?

You look tired. You're not yourself.

No, I'm fine. I promise.

You're wearing yourself out

with those walks every day, I think.

Not that you asked me.

I just didn't sleep well, is all.

I had a few bad dreams. It happens.

I'll be fine.

if Madge doesn't care,

i certainly don't.

Neither do i.

Now, this here is worth a look.

i'm in heaven

And my heart beats so

That i can hardly speak

And i seem to find

The happiness i seek

When we're out together

Dancing cheek to cheek


i'm in heaven

And the cares that hung around me

Through the week

Seem to vanish

Like a gambler's lucky streak

Paul, what is it?

My God.

I've got to get out of here.

I guess sometimes the past

just catches up with you...

...whether you want it to or not.

It's silly.

Was it the film? It was, wasn't it?

I haven't spoken of these things

for a long time, Ellie.

Over 60 years.

Paul, I'm your friend.

I ever tell you that I was

a prison guard during the Depression?

You've mentioned it.

Did I mention I was

in charge of death row?

That I supervised all the executions?

Usually, death row is called

"The Last Mile."

We called ours "The Green Mile."

The floor was the color

of faded limes.

We had the electric chair.

"Old Sparky," we called it.

I've lived a lot of years, Ellie...

...but 1 935, that takes the prize.

That year, I had...

...the worst urinary infection

of my life.

It was....

It was also the year of...

...John Coffey...

...and the two dead girls.

Put me through to E Block.

E Block.


Paul? Prisoner.

Christ, give me a minute.

You all right?

For a man pissing razorblades, yeah.

You should've took the day off

to see the doctor.

With the new arrival?

You know better.

Besides...'s not as bad as it was.

I think it's clearing up.

-Let's look alive, Dean.

-Yes, sir.


They're riding on the axle.

What'd they do?

They bust the springs?

Dead man!

Dead man walking!

We got a dead man walking here!

Jesus please us,

what is he yelling about?

You might reconsider getting

in the cell with this guy.

He's enormous.

Can't be bigger than you.

Dead man!

Dead man walking!

Dead man!

Dead man walking!

Dead man walking here!

Dead man!

We got a dead man walking here!

Dead man walking!

-We got a dead man walking here!


That's enough.

Am I gonna have any trouble

with you, big boy?

Can you talk?

Yes, sir, boss. I can talk.

Move your ass.

Let's go.

Come on.


...they're moving house

in the infirmary.

Why don't you go see

if they could use some help?

They got all the men they need.

Why don't you just make sure?

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