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[SHOUTING, BUT NO SOUND]

[DISTANT HOUNDS BAYING]

Klaus: KATIE!

CORA!

Man, whispering: You love your sister?

You make any noise, You know what happens.

Newsman, on radio: WE'RE LOOKING AT A PRETTY GOOD CHANCE

OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

THEY'LL BE WIDELY SCATTERED. YOU WON'T GET WET ALL THE TIME.

AND THERE'LL STILL BE SOME HEAT OUT THERE TODAY

WITH A HIGH RIGHT AROUND 94, 95 OR SO.

TONIGHT'S LOW IN THE LOW 70s. TOMORROW A LITTLE COOLER,

WITH A HIGH IN THE UPPER 80s TO NEAR 90

WITH AN ISOLATED-- [TURNS OFF RADIO]

[WATER RUNS]

GOOD MORNING, ESTELLE.

HOW AM I LOOKING, PAUL?

THAT'S BETTER. THAT'S BETTER.

MORNIN', MR. EDGECOMB.

SOME DANISH THIS MORNIN'?

NO. JUST 2 PIECES OF DRY TOAST, HECTOR. THANKS.

LEFTOVER'S FINE.

DRY AND COLD, SAME AS ALWAYS.

COLD IS BETTER.

HAH, ESPECIALLY ON THOSE LONG WALKS.

AM I RIGHT?

DON'T LET NURSE GODZILLA CATCH YA.

SHE'LL RAISE HOLY HELL.

YOU KNOW 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.

YOU TRY NOT TO FALL DOWN, BUST A HIP.

I DON'T WANNA BE IN NO DAMN SEARCH PARTY.

[DISTANT THUNDER]

Woman in audience on TV: WHAT?

AND YOU WANT THIS MAN CONSTANTLY IN YOUR LIFE?

EXPLAIN--EXPLAIN THE MORAL BASIS OF THAT.

Woman panelist: I ADMIT I'VE MADE MISTAKES.

DO YOU WANT--

HE'S NOT A GOOD FATHER.

NO, IT'S NOT--IT'S NOT-- SHE CAN'T ASK FOR NOTHIN', OK?

YOU CAN'T ASK FOR NOTHIN'. I HAVE 6 KIDS MYSELF, OK?

WHY WE ALWAYS WATCH THIS STUFF?

IT'S INTERESTIN'.

INTERESTING? BUNCH OF INBRED TRAILER TRASH?

ALL THEY EVER TALK ABOUT IS FUCKIN'.

Woman in audience: AND THERE AIN'T NO WAY

IN THIS GOD'S GREEN EARTH

I'M GONNA HAVE A FATHER LIKE THAT.

IF WHAT YOU SAYIN' IS TRUE--

Woman panelist: I HAVE ASKED TONY, SINCE I KNOW HIS WIFE,

AND HE WILL NOT DO IT.

I'M TALKIN' NOW. WHAT KIND OF MOTHER ARE YOU?

Announcer: ONE THAT CAUSES PEOPLE MORE THAN A--

2nd announcer: IS GOING TO LET YOU TRY THE BODY STRIDER--

YOU'RE DEAD! YOU CAN'T COME BACK!

3rd announcer: IT'S BACK. THE POPEIL POCKET FISHERMAN.

Woman in commercial: OH, NO, RICK.

TAKE MY HUSBAND, TAKE MY KIDS, BUT...

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

HUH?

YOU LOOK TIRED. YOU'RE NOT YOURSELF.

NO, I'M--I'M FINE. I--I PROMISE.

YOU'RE WEARIN' YOURSELF OUT WITH THOSE WALKS EVERY DAY.

THAT'S WHAT I THINK. NOT THAT YOU ASKED ME.

I JUST DIDN'T SLEEP WELL IS ALL.

I HAD A FEW BAD DREAMS. IT HAPPENS.

IT--I'LL BE FINE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT?

[CHANTING]

WELL, IF MADGE DOESN'T CARE, I CERTAINLY DON'T.

NEITHER DO I.

ALL I KNOW IS...

NOW, THIS HERE IS WORTH A LOOK.

Fred Astaire: ♪ HEAVEN

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

HEAVEN

I'M IN HEAVEN

AND THE CARES THAT HUNG AROUND ME THROUGH THE WEEK

SEEM TO VANISH LIKE A GAMBLER'S LUCKY STREAK

[SOBS]

WHEN WE'RE OUT TOGETHER

PAUL, WHAT IS IT?

DANCING CHEEK TO CHEEK

OH, MY GOD.

OH, I LOVE TO CLIMB A MOUNTAIN

AND TO REACH THE HIGHEST PEAK

I'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF HERE.

BUT IT DOESN'T THRILL ME HALF AS MUCH

AS DANCING CHEEK TO CHEEK

OH, I LOVE TO GO OUT FISHING

IN-- ♪

[THUNDER]

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?

UH, YOU'VE MENTIONED IT.

DID I MENTION THAT 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.

OH, I'VE LIVED A LOT OF YEARS, ELLIE, BUT...

1935, THAT... TAKES THE PRIZE.

THAT YEAR,

I HAD THE WORST URINARY INFECTION OF MY LIFE,

AND...IT WAS...

IT WAS ALSO THE YEAR OF...

JOHN COFFEY AND... THE 2 DEAD GIRLS.

Prisoners: ♪ OLD ALABAMA JOINS THE STATE OF FLORIDA

AT MOBILE, LAWDY, AT MOBILE

Guard: PUT YOUR BACKS INTO IT.

OLD ALABAMA IS A HOG-KILLIN' COUNTRY

Guard 2: HEAVE.

HEAVE!

OLD ALABAMA IS A HOG-KILLIN' COUNTRY

EVERY FALL, LAWDY

[HONKS HORN]

EVERY FALL

Guard 3: COME ON, PUT YOUR BACKS INTO IT!

Guard 4: ALL RIGHT, NOW. HOLD ON!

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THAT WATERBOY GETTIN' DROWNED? ♪

Guard 5: UP ON THE TOWER. NEW PRISONER'S COMING IN.

YOU MEN DOWN IN THE YARD. STEP OFF THE FENCE.

Guard 6: CLEAR THAT GATE.

[WHISTLE BLOWS]

PUT ME THROUGH TO "E" BLOCK.

[TELEPHONE RINGS]

[RING]

"E" BLOCK.

YEAH.

RIGHT.

[KNOCK KNOCK]

Brutal: PAUL.

PRISONER.

CHRIST, GIMME A MINUTE.

[GRUNTS]

[GRUNTS]

YOU ALL RIGHT IN THERE?

[GRUNTING]

FOR A MAN...PISSING RAZOR BLADES, YEAH.

[GROANS]

[TOILET FLUSHES]

[GROANS]

YOU SHOULD'VE TOOK THE DAY OFF,

GONE TO SEE THE DOCTOR.

WITH THE NEW ARRIVAL? YOU KNOW BETTER.

BESIDES, UH, IT'S NOT AS BAD AS IT WAS.

I THINK IT'S CLEARING UP.

YEAH, ALL RIGHT. LET'S LOOK ALIVE, DEAN.

YES, SIR.

DAMN!

THEY'RE RIDIN' ON THE AXLE.

WHAT'D THEY DO?

THEY BUST THE SPRINGS?

HO!

DEAD MAN!

DEAD MAN WALKING!

WHOO.

Percy: WE GOT A DEAD MAN WALKING HERE.

JESUS-PLEEZUS. WHAT IS HE YELLIN' ABOUT?

Percy: DEAD MAN WALKING HERE!

PAUL...YOU MIGHT WANNA RECONSIDER GETTIN' IN THE CELL

WITH THIS GUY.

HE'S ENORMOUS.

CAN'T BE BIGGER THAN YOU.

Percy: DEAD MAN WALKING!

WE GOT A DEAD MAN WALKING HERE!

DEAD MAN WALKING!

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.

Paul: PERCY.

THAT'S ENOUGH.

AM I GONNA HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH YOU, BIG BOY?

CAN YOU TALK?

Y-YES, SIR, BOSS.

I CAN TALK.

MOVE YOUR ASS!

LET'S GO.

COME ON.

PERCY.

THEY'RE MOVIN' HOUSE DOWN IN THE INFIRMARY.

WHY DON'T YOU GO SEE IF THEY COULD USE SOME HELP?

AH, THEY GOT ALL THE MEN THEY NEED.

WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO AND MAKE SURE?

UH-UH.

I DON'T CARE WHERE YOU GO, PERCY,

JUST AS LONG AS IT'S NOT HERE AT THIS VERY MOMENT.

ALL RIGHT.

OW!

[SOBS] YOU BUST MY FINGER.

I WIPED THAT GRIN OFF YOUR SHITPOKE FACE, DIDN'T I?

GOD DAMN IT, PERCY. GET THE HELL OFF MY BLOCK!

[PRISONER GROANS]

UH-HUH.

FUCK YOU, PERCY.

Paul: WE'RE GONNA GET THAT LOOKED AT, DEL.

IN THE MEANTIME, YOU JUST STAY QUIET.

[SOBBING] YEAH. YEAH.

I LET HARRY TAKE THOSE CHAINS OFF YOU,

YOU GONNA BE NICE?

YOUR NAME IS JOHN COFFEY.

YES, SIR, BOSS.

LIKE THE DRINK,

ONLY NOT SPELT THE SAME.

OH, YOU CAN SPELL, CAN YOU?

JUST MY NAME, BOSS.

J...O...

MY NAME IS PAUL EDGECOMB.

IF I'M NOT HERE,

YOU CAN ASK FOR MR. TERWILLIGER, MR. HOWELL, OR MR. STANTON.

THESE GENTLEMEN RIGHT THERE.

QUESTIONS?

DO YOU LEAVE THE LIGHT ON AFTER BEDTIME?

'CAUSE I GET A LITTLE SCARED IN THE DARK SOMETIME...

IF IT'S A STRANGE PLACE.

IT STAYS PRETTY BRIGHT AROUND HERE ALL NIGHT LONG.

WE ALWAYS KEEP A FEW LIGHTS BURNIN' OUT IN THE CORRIDOR.

THE C-CORRIDOR?

RIGHT OUT THERE.

YOU CAN SIT.

I COULDN'T HELP IT, BOSS.

I TRIED TO TAKE IT BACK, BUT IT WAS TOO LATE.

DEAN, PULL DELACROIX'S CARD,

TAKE HIM DOWN TO THE INFIRMARY, SEE IF THOSE FINGERS ARE BROKEN.

YES, SIR.

OF COURSE THEY'RE BROKEN.

I HEARD THE DAMN BONES CRACK.

DID YOU HEAR WHAT HE WAS YELLIN'

WHEN WE BROUGHT THE BIG DUMMY IN?

HOW COULD I MISS IT, HARRY? THE WHOLE PRISON HEARD.

GODDAMN PERCY.

YOU'LL PROBABLY HAVE TO ANSWER

FOR SENDIN' HIM OFF THE MILE.

YEAH. I'LL CHEW THAT FOOD WHEN I HAVE TO.

RIGHT NOW I WANNA HEAR ABOUT THIS NEW INMATE.

ASIDE FROM HOW BIG HE IS, OK?

MONSTROUS BIG. DAMN.

AW, HE SEEMS MEEK ENOUGH.

IS HE RETARDED, YOU FIGURE?

MM-HMM.

LOOKS LIKE THEY SENT US AN IMBECILE TO EXECUTE.

IMBECILE OR NOT, HE DESERVES TO FRY FOR WHAT HE DONE.

MAKE YOUR BLOOD CURDLE.

[ROOSTER CROWS]

[COWS MOO]

[WOMAN SCREAMS]

[SCREAM]

WHAT? FOR GOD'S SAKE, WHAT?

THE GIRLS! THE GIRLS ARE GONE!

PAPA! PAPA, LOOK! THERE'S BLOOD!

OH, MY GOD.

GOD DAMN IT, WOMAN! GET ON THAT PHONE NOW!

YOU TELL 'EM WE HEADED WEST!

YOU MIND WHAT I'M SAYIN'!

HE HEADED WEST!

CENTRAL! ARE YOU ON THE LINE?

OH, GOD, PLEASE.

SOMEBODY TOOK MY LITTLE GIRLS!

[HOUNDS BARKING]

KATIE!

CORA!

[COFFEY SCREAMS]

AAH!

AAH!

[SOBBING]

AAH!

JESUS.

JESUS.

[COFFEY WAILING]

AAUGGHHH!

I'LL KILL YA!

[SOBBING]

[SHOUTING INCOHERENTLY]

PAPA!

[COFFEY SOBBING]

[SOBBING]

I...I COULDN'T HELP IT.

I TRIED TO TAKE IT BACK, BUT IT WAS TOO LATE.

[COCKS RIFLE]

BOY, YOU'RE UNDER ARREST FOR MURDER.

[SPITS]

I INTERRUPT?

WELL, I'M... JUST ABOUT DONE.

HEY...HOW'S THAT PRETTY GAL OF YOURS?

MELINDA'S NOT SO WELL, PAUL.

NOT SO WELL AT ALL.

MORE HEADACHES?

GOT LAID UP WITH ANOTHER ONE YESTERDAY.

WORST ONE YET.

I'LL BE TAKIN' HER OVER TO VICKSBURG NEXT DAY OR SO

FOR SOME TESTS.

HEAD X-RAYS AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE.

SHE IS... SCARED TO DEATH.

TRUTH TO TELL, SO AM I.

IF IT'S SOMETHING THEY CAN SEE ON THE X-RAY,

MAYBE IT'S SOMETHING THEY CAN FIX.

MAYBE.

THIS JUST CAME IN.

D.O.E. ON BITTERBUCK.

YOU DIDN'T COME ALL THE WAY DOWN HERE JUST TO HAND ME A D.O.E.

I HAD AN ANGRY CALL FROM THE STATE CAPITAL

ABOUT 20 MINUTES AGO. IS IT TRUE YOU

ORDERED PERCY WETMORE OFF THE BLOCK?

IT IS.

WELL, I'M SURE YOU HAD REASON, PAUL,

BUT LIKE IT OR NOT,

THE WIFE OF THE GOVERNOR OF THIS STATE

HAS ONLY ONE NEPHEW,

AND HIS NAME HAPPENS TO BE PERCY WETMORE.

LITTLE PERCY CALLS HIS AUNT...

AND SQUEALS LIKE A SCHOOLROOM SISSY.

HE ALSO MENTION HE ASSAULTED A PRISONER THIS MORNIN'

OUT OF SHEER PETULANCE?

BROKE 3 FINGERS ON EDUARD DELACROIX'S LEFT HAND.

I DIDN'T HEAR THAT PART.

I'M SURE SHE DIDN'T EITHER.

THE MAN IS MEAN AND CARELESS AND STUPID,

AND THAT'S A BAD COMBINATION IN A PLACE LIKE THIS.

SOONER OR LATER, HE'S GONNA GET SOMEBODY HURT OR WORSE.

STICK WITH IT, PAUL.

IT MAY NOT BE MUCH LONGER.

I HAVE IT ON GOOD AUTHORITY

THAT PERCY HAS AN APPLICATION IN

AT BRIAR RIDGE.

BRIAR RIDGE? THE MENTAL HOSPITAL.

ADMINISTRATION JOB.

BETTER PAY.

HMM. THEN WHY IS HE STILL HERE?

HE CAN GET THAT APPLICATION PUSHED THROUGH. HMM.

HELL, WITH HIS CONNECTIONS,

HE COULD HAVE ANY STATE JOB HE WANTS.

YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK?

I THINK HE JUST WANTS TO SEE ONE COOK UP CLOSE.

WELL, HE'LL GET HIS CHANCE THEN.

WON'T HE?

MAYBE THEN HE'LL BE SATISFIED AND MOVE ON.

IN THE MEANTIME, YOU'LL KEEP THE PEACE?

OF COURSE.

OF COURSE.

THANK YOU, PAUL.

HAL.

YOU GIVE MELINDA MY LOVE, OK?

I'M SURE THAT X-RAY TURN OUT TO BE NOTHIN' AT ALL.

YOU BET.

[RADIO PLAYS HONKY-TONK BLUES MELODY]

PAUL...

HEY, YOU. HEY...

MUSIC TOO LOUD?

THERE'S JUST THIS BIG, EMPTY SPOT IN THE BED

WHERE MY HUSBAND USUALLY SLEEPS.

HE SAID TO TELL YOU

HE'S HAVIN' A LITTLE TROUBLE WITH THAT TONIGHT.

WORRIED ABOUT MELINDA AND HAL?

IS THAT WHAT'S GOT YOU UP?

WELL, YEAH, THAT...

AND THINGS.

THINGS.

WE GOT A-- [SIGHS]

NEW INMATE TODAY.

SIMPLE-MINDED FELLA.

DO I WANNA KNOW WHAT HE DID?

NO.

MM.

THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN THIS WORLD.

IT'S A WONDER GOD ALLOWS IT.

Radio: ♪ I'VE GOT THAT OLD-FASHIONED FAITH... ♪

WHY DON'T YOU COME TO BED?

I THINK I HAVE SOMETHIN' TO HELP YOU SLEEP.

[MOANS] YOU CAN HAVE ALL YOU WANT.

I STILL GOT SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY WATERWORKS.

I DON'T WANT TO PASS IT ON TO YOU.

HAVE YOU SEEN DOC BISHOP YET?

NO.

OH, PAUL...

BECAUSE HE'S JUST GONNA WANT ME

TO TAKE SULFA TABLETS,

AND I'LL SPEND THE REST OF THE WEEK

PUKIN' IN EVERY CORNER IN MY OFFICE.

IT WILL RUN ITS COURSE ALL BY ITSELF.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CONCERN.

LOVE IN MY HEART

POOR OLD GUY.

MM...

[MAN LAUGHING]

Brutal: PAUL? DEAN?

YEAH?

Brutal: I GUESS THE LEGISLATURE

LOOSENED UP THOSE PURSE STRINGS

ENOUGH TO HIRE ON A NEW GUARD.

LOOK AGAIN.

HE'S RIGHT...

THERE.

IT AIN'T NORMAL FOR A MOUSE

TO COME UP ON PEOPLE THIS WAY.

MAYBE IT'S RABID.

OH, YEAH,

OH, MY CHRIST.

YEAH, IT COULD BE.

OH, THE BIG MOUSE EXPERT.

THE MOUSE MAN.

[PAUL SIGHS]

WHAT, YOU SEEN HIM FOAMIN'

AT THE MOUTH, MOUSE MAN?

I DON'T SEE ITS MOUTH AT ALL.

[CHUCKLES]

AW, BRUTAL, NO.

WE'LL BE HIP-DEEP IN MICE AROUND HERE.

I JUST WANNA SEE WHAT HE'LL DO.

IN THE INTEREST OF SCIENCE, LIKE.

[SQUEAK]

HE'S IN THE DAMN RESTRAINT ROOM.

AND YOU JUST KNOW

HE'S CHEWING THE PADDING OUT OF THE WALLS,

MAKING HIMSELF A NICE LITTLE NEST.

[CLICKS TONGUE]

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S GO GET THE DAMN MOUSE.

Coffey: BOSS?

SAW ME A MOUSE GO BY.

CAN'T PUT ANYTHING OVER ON YOU.

[SIGHS]

Brutal: ALL RIGHT. JUST WATCH YOUR TOES.

WATCH YOUR TOES.

Dean: ALL RIGHT.

YOU LET HIM GET PAST YOU.

NO, I DID NOT.

I BEEN HERE ALL THE TIME.

THEN WHERE THE HELL IS HE?

WELL, I DON'T KNOW.

3 GROWN MEN...

OUTSMARTED BY A MOUSE.

[SIGHS]

WELL, BRIGHT SIDE IS, ALL THIS COMMOTION

PROBABLY SCARED HIM OFF FOR GOOD.

OH, YEAH, YEAH.

YEAH, THAT--THAT'S THE LAST WE'LL SEE OF HIM.

[PERCY WHISTLING A TUNE]

[WHISTLING]

YOU LITTLE SON OF A BITCH.

Harry: WELL, I'LL BE DAMNED.

THERE HE IS, BIG AS BILLY-BE-FRIGGED.

I THOUGHT BRUTAL WAS PULLING MY LEG.

THAT'S A GODDAMN MOUSE.

YEAH.

BRUTE SAID HE WAS IN HERE LAST NIGHT

BEGGING FOR FOOD.

HE COME RIGHT ON UP TO THE DESK.

GIVE HIM SOME ROOM, PERCY.

UH.

SEE WHAT HE DOES.

ALL RIGHT.

Harry: HE'S A BRAVE LITTLE BASTARD.

GOTTA GIVE HIM THAT.

AAH!

YAH!

DAMN!

AAH, YOU LITTLE SCURVY...

DAMN! YOU LITTLE...

PERCY, ARE YOU CRAZY,

YOU LITTLE SON OF A BITCH?

I'M GONNA KILL YOU! YOU...

AAH!

PERCY!

PERCY!

YOU LITTLE VERMIN!

I'M GONNA STOMP YOUR LIFE OUT!

IT'S JUST A LITTLE MOUSE!

DUMB MERDE.

YOU UGLY LITTLE PIECE OF...

Harry: ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME?

FUCK!

PERCY!

I'M GONNA RIP YOUR DISEASED HEAD OFF!

YOU LITTLE PIECE OF SHIT.

Percy: COME ON OUTTA THERE!

Harry: I WANT YOU TO STOP THIS!

[YELLING AND ARGUING]

Prisoner: HEY, BOSS!

Second prisoner: HEY, CAPTAIN, WHAT'S GOING ON?

[CLATTER]

PERCY MET YOUR MOUSE.

IT'S IN HERE SOMEWHERE. I'M GONNA SQUISH

THE LITTLE SON OF A BITCH.

PERCY...

WE ALREADY TRIED THAT.

HUH?

WHAT'D YOU SAY?

I SAID THAT WE...

KNOCK YOURSELF OUT.

HOPE YOU NAIL THE BASTARD.

OH, YEAH.

GOSH, HE AIN'T IN THERE, HUH?

DON'T THAT BEAT THE MOUSY BAND.

PERCY?

YOU WANNA THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WERE DOING JUST NOW?

I WAS TRYING TO GET THE MOUSE.

ARE YOU BLIND?

Harry: YOU ALSO SCARED

THE LIVIN' CRAP OUTTA ME AND BILL.

NOT TO MENTION THE INMATES.

SO WHAT? THEY AREN'T IN CRADLE SCHOOL,

CASE YOU DIDN'T NOTICE.

ALTHOUGH YOU TREAT 'EM THAT WAY

HALF THE TIME.

Brutal: WE DON'T SCARE 'EM

ANY MORE THAN WE HAVE TO, PERCY.

THEY'RE UNDER ENOUGH STRAIN AS IT IS.

MEN UNDER STRAIN CAN SNAP,

HURT THEMSELVES, AND HURT OTHERS.

THAT'S WHY OUR JOB IS...

TALKING...

NOT YELLING.

YOU'D DO BETTER TO THINK OF THIS PLACE LIKE IT'S

AN INTENSIVE CARE WARD OF A HOSPITAL.

I THINK OF IT AS A BUCKET OF PISS

TO DROWN RATS IN.

THAT'S ALL.

ANYBODY DOESN'T LIKE IT? HMM?

YOU CAN KISS MY ASS.

HUH, DON'T.

YEAH, YOU TRY IT.

GO ON, TRY IT.

YOU'LL BE ON THE BREAD LINES

BEFORE THE WEEK IS OUT.

OK, BRUTAL.

WE ALL KNOW WHO YOUR CONNECTIONS ARE, PERCY.

YOU EVER THREATEN A MAN ON THIS BLOCK AGAIN,

WE ALL GONNA HAVE A GO.

JOB BE DAMNED.

YOU DONE?

GET ALL THIS SHIT BACK IN THE RESTRAINT ROOM.

YOU ARE CLUTTERING UP MY MILE.

ARLEN...

YOUR DAUGHTER AND HER FAMILY ARE HERE.

LET'S MOVE.

I WANT AT LEAST 2 REHEARSALS

BEFORE HE GETS BACK.

AND SITTIN' DOWN,

SITTIN' DOWN. REHEARSING NOW,

EVERYBODY, SETTLE!

ARLEN BITTERBUCK, STEP FORWARD.

STEPPIN' FORWARD, STEPPIN' FORWARD.

STEPPIN' FORWARD.

IS HIS HEAD PROPERLY SHAVED?

NOPE. IT'S ALL DANDRUFFY,

AND IT SMELLS.

I WILL TAKE THAT AS A YES.

LET'S GO, ARLEN.

WALKIN' THE MILE.

WALKIN' THE MILE.

WALKIN' THE MILE.

WALKIN' THE MILE.

WALKIN' THE MILE.

WALKIN' THE MILE,

AND I'M GETTIN' TO MY KNEES.

I'M PRAYIN', PRAYIN', LORD IS MY SHEPHERD,

AND SO FORTH AND SO ON.

SORRY FOR ALL THE BAD SHIT I'VE DONE

AND PEOPLE I'VE TRAMPED ON AND EVERYTHING,

AND I HOPE THEY FORGIVE ME.

AND I'LL S--

NEVER DO IT AGAIN, THAT'S FOR SURE.

PAUL... WE NOT GONNA HAVE

SOME CHEROKEE MEDICINE MAN IN HERE

WHOOPIN', HOLLERIN',

SHAKIN' HIS DICK, ARE WE?

WELL, ACTUALLY--

Toot-Toot: STILL PRAYIN',

STILL PRAYIN', GETTIN' RIGHT WITH JESUS.

DO IT QUIETLY, YA OLD GINK!

AS I WAS SAYING,

I DON'T BELIEVE THEY ACTUALLY SHAKE THEIR DICKS, HARRY.

BE THAT AS IT MAY,

MR. BITTERBUCK IS A CHRISTIAN,

SO WE GOT THE REVEREND SHUSTER COMIN' IN.

AW, HE'S GOOD. HE'S FAST, TOO.

DOESN'T GET 'EM ALL WORKED UP.

ON YOUR FEET. COME ON, TOOT.

YOU PRAYED ENOUGH FOR ONE DAY.

GETTIN' TO MY FEET, WALKIN' THE MILE.

WALKIN' THE MILE.

WALKIN' THE MILE.

WALKIN' THE GREEN MILE.

WALKIN' THE MILE.

WALKIN' IN THE MILE.

SITTIN' DOWN NOW.

SITTIN' DOWN.

TAKIN' A SEAT IN OLD SPARKY.

WHAT DO I DO?

WATCH AND LEARN.

Toot-Toot: WATCH AND LEARN.

Toot-Toot: GETTIN' STRAPPED.

GETTIN' CLAMPED.

GETTIN' WIRED.

ALL RIGHT.

GETTIN' ALL ELECTRODE.

Brutal: ROLL ON ONE.

"ROLL ON ONE" MEANS

I TURN THE GENERATOR UP FULL.

YOU'LL SEE THE LIGHTS GO BRIGHTER

IN HALF THE PRISON.

Brutal: ARLEN BITTERBUCK,

YOU'VE BEEN CONDEMNED TO DIE

BY A JURY OF YOUR PEERS.

SENTENCE IMPOSED BY A JUDGE

IN GOOD STANDING IN THIS STATE.

YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY

BEFORE YOUR SENTENCE IS CARRIED OUT?

YEAH. I WANT A FRIED CHICKEN DINNER

WITH GRAVY ON THE TATERS,

AND I WANT TO SHIT IN YOUR HAT.

AND I GOT TO HAVE MAE WEST SIT ON MY FACE,

'CAUSE I'M ONE HORNY MOTHERFUCKER.

HA HA HA HA HA!

HO HO HO HO!

HUH HUH HUH!

YOU BASTARD.

HA HA HA!

Toot-Toot: THAT'S A GOOD WAY TO DIE!

Paul: QUIET.

I WANT QUIET! SHUT UP.

SHUT UP!

SORRY, BOSS.

TOOT, ONE MORE REMARK LIKE THAT,

I'LL HAVE VAN HAY ROLL ON 2 FOR REAL.

AND I'LL HAVE ONE LESS CRAZY OLD TRUSTEE

IN THE WORLD.

IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY.

THAT'S WHY I DON'T LIKE IT.

WE'LL BE DOIN' THIS FOR REAL TOMORROW NIGHT.

I DON'T WANT ANYBODY REMEMBERING

SOME STUPID JOKE LIKE THAT,

GETTIN' GOING AGAIN.

YOU EVER TRY NOT TO LAUGH IN CHURCH

WHEN SOMETHING FUNNY GETS STUCK IN YOUR HEAD?

IT'S THE SAME GODDAMN THING.

I'M SORRY, PAUL. YOU'RE RIGHT.

LET'S KEEP GOING. HARRY?

SOAK THE SPONGE.

PUTTIN' ON THE BLACK HOOD.

AND PUTTIN' ON MY CAP.

WHY'S HE PUTTIN' THAT SPONGE ON HIS HEAD?

CONDUCTS ELECTRICITY DIRECTLY TO THE BRAIN,

FAST LIKE A BULLET.

YOU DON'T EVER THROW THE SWITCH

ON A MAN WITHOUT THAT.

[TOOT-TOOT MOCK-GROANING]

[LAUGHS]

Paul: HUSH UP THERE, TOOT.

[GROANS]

Toot-Toot: GETTIN' SCREWED.

I'M GETTIN' THE CAP.

[SIGHS]

ARLEN BITTERBUCK,

ELECTRICITY SHALL NOW BE PASSED THROUGH YOUR BODY

UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD,

IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW.

GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL.

AMEN.

ROLL ON 2.

AND THAT'S THAT.

[TOOT-TOOT SCREAMS]

I'M FRYIN'! I'M FRYIN'!

I'M A DONE TOM TURKEY!

[GROANING]

THIS IS A SHOCKING EXPERIENCE!

[LAUGHS]

ONE OF THE WITNESSES SHOWED UP A DAY EARLY.

[TOOT-TOOT FEIGNS CRYING]

[SOBBING] OH, GOOD-BYE.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S DO IT AGAIN,

AND LET'S GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME.

GET THAT IDIOT OUT OF THE CHAIR.

YOU THINK IF A MAN SINCERELY REPENTS

ON WHAT HE DONE WRONG...

THAT HE MIGHT GET TO GO BACK TO THE TIME

THAT WAS HAPPIEST FOR HIM AND...

LIVE THERE FOREVER?

COULD THAT BE WHAT HEAVEN'S LIKE?

I JUST ABOUT BELIEVE THAT VERY THING.

HMM.

HAD ME A YOUNG WIFE WHEN I WAS 18.

SPENT OUR FIRST SUMMER IN THE MOUNTAINS.

MADE LOVE EVERY NIGHT,

AND SHE'D LIE THERE AFTER,

BARE-BREASTED IN THE FIRELIGHT.

AND WE'D TALK SOMETIMES TILL THE SUN COME UP.

THAT WAS MY BEST TIME.

IT'LL BE FINE.

YOU'LL DO FINE.

[ANXIOUS BREATHING]

Brutal: ARLEN BITTERBUCK,

ELECTRICITY SHALL NOW BE PASSED THROUGH YOUR BODY

UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD,

IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW.

GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL.

[BITTERBUCK'S BREATHING GETS FASTER AND SHALLOWER]

ROLL ON 2.

AGAIN.

ADIOS, CHIEF. DROP US A CARD FROM HELL.

LET US KNOW IF IT'S HOT ENOUGH.

HE'S PAID WHAT HE OWED.

HE'S SQUARE WITH THE HOUSE AGAIN.

SO KEEP YOUR GODDAMN HANDS OFF HIM.

WHAT'S UP HIS ASS?

YOU...

ALWAYS. YOU, PERCY.

OH, YOU GOT TO HATE THE NEW BOY?

THAT THE WAY IT IS AROUND HERE?

WHY DON'T YOU JUST MOVE ON, TAKE THAT JOB AT BRIAR RIDGE?

HMM? OH, YEAH. I KNOW ALL ABOUT IT.

SOUNDS TO ME LIKE A PRETTY GOOD JOB.

I MIGHT JUST TAKE IT, TOO.

SOON AS YOU PUT ME OUT FRONT.

YEAH, YOU HEARD ME.

I WANT BRUTAL'S SPOT FOR THE NEXT EXECUTION.

SEEING A MAN DIE, NOW THAT'S NOT ENOUGH.

YOU GOTTA BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO SMELL HIS NUTS COOK?

I JUST WANNA BE OUT FRONT IS ALL.

COME ON. ONE TIME.

AND THEN YOU KNOW WHAT?

YOU'LL BE RID OF ME. I SWEAR.

AND IF I SAY NO?

WELL, I MIGHT JUST STICK AROUND FOR GOOD,

MAKE ME A CAREER OF THIS,

BOSS.

[SIGHS]

[STARDUST SUNG BY EDDIE HOWARD PLAYS]

SOMETIMES I WONDER

WHY I SPEND

THE LONELY NIGHT

DREAMING OF A SONG

[DEL LAUGHING]

♪ ...HAUNTS MY REVERIE

AND I AM ONCE AGAIN WITH YOU

[DEL LAUGHING LOUDER]

WHEN OUR LOVE WAS NEW

AND EACH KISS AN INSPIRATION

[DEL CONTINUES LAUGHING]

YOU ARE NOT GONNA BELIEVE THIS.

LOOK.

I DONE TAME ME THAT MOUSE.

WE SEE THAT.

OOH, OOH. WATCH THIS.

WATCH WHAT HE DO.

[LAUGHS]

Del: AIN'T HE SOMETHING NOW?

HE'S SMART, MR. JINGLES.

MR. JINGLES?

THAT HIS NAME.

HE WHISPERED IN MY EAR.

HEY, CAP'N, COULD I HAVE A BOX FOR MY MOUSE?

SO HE CAN SLEEP IN HERE WITH ME?

I NOTICE YOUR ENGLISH GETS BETTER WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING.

WANNA SEE WHAT ELSE HE CAN DO?

HMM? WATCH. WATCH. WATCH.

MR. JINGLES?

MR. JINGLES, WANNA PLAY FETCH?

WANNA PLAY FETCH? [SPEAKING CAJUN FRENCH]

PLAY FETCH? WATCH. WATCH. WATCH.

[DEL LAUGHS]

HE FETCH IT EVERY TIME. EVERY TIME.

THAT'S SOME SMART MOUSE, DEL.

LIKE HE A CIRCUS MOUSE OR SOMETHIN'.

CORRECT. THAT JUST WHAT HE IS, TOO.

HE'S A CIRCUS MOUSE.

AND WHEN I GET OUT OF HERE, HE'S GONNA MAKE ME RICH.

YOU JUST WATCH IT. SEE IF HE DON'T DO THAT.

WANNA PLAY FETCH? WE PLAY FETCH AGAIN?

Percy: WELL, WELL, WELL.

LOOKS LIKE YOU FOUND YOURSELF A NEW FRIEND THERE, DEL.

DON'T HURT HIM.

OK?

IS THAT THE ONE I CHASED?

YEAH. THAT'S THE ONE.

ONLY DEL SAYS HIS NAME IS MR. JINGLES.

IS THAT SO?

DEL'S BEEN ASKING FOR A BOX.

THINKS THE MOUSE WILL SLEEP IN IT, I GUESS.

MIGHT KEEP IT FOR A PET.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

YOU KNOW WHAT?

WE OUGHT TO FIND A CIGAR BOX AND, UH,

GET SOME COTTON BATTING FROM THE DISPENSARY

TO LINE IT WITH.

YEAH. YEAH. THAT SHOULD DO REAL NICE.

MAN SAID GET A CIGAR BOX.

Secretary: MORNIN'.

HAL, YOU WANTED TO SEE ME?

YEAH.

CLOSE THE DOOR.

[CLEARING THROAT]

SO YOU KNOW...

YOU GOT A NEW PRISONER COMING IN HERE TOMORROW.

WILLIAM WHARTON.

HE'S WHAT YOU CALL... A PROBLEM CHILD.

GOT "BILLY THE KID" TATTOOED ON HIS LEFT ARM.

BEEN RAMBLIN' ALL OVER THE STATE LAST FEW YEARS,

CAUSING ALL KINDS OF TROUBLE.

FINALLY HIT THE BIG TIME.

KILLED 3 PEOPLE IN A HOLDUP.

ONE OF THEM A PREGNANT WOMAN.

BAD NEWS ALL AROUND.

HAL?

IT'S A TUMOR, PAUL.

A BRAIN TUMOR.

THEY GOT X-RAY PICTURES OF IT.

IT'S THE SIZE OF A LEMON, THEY SAID...

AND...

WAY DOWN...

DEEP INSIDE WHERE THEY CAN'T OPERATE.

I HAVEN'T TOLD HER.

I CAN'T THINK HOW.

FOR THE LIFE OF ME, PAUL...

I CAN'T THINK HOW TO TELL MY WIFE...

SHE'S GOING TO DIE.

[GASPING IN PAIN]

[RAPID, SHALLOW BREATHING]

[GRUNTING]

OH!

AAH.

AAH. AAH!

[COUGHING] OHH!

[SIGHS]

OH. OH, GOD.

OH, GOD.

[HUMMING]

I'M GOING.

WHAT?

TO SEE DR. BISHOP. I'M GOING. TODAY.

SOON AS WE GET THAT NEW INMATE SQUARED AWAY.

THAT BAD?

OH, YEAH.

[INMATE SOBBING]

[INMATE COUGHING]

THE BOY IS DOPED TO THE GILLS.

HUH. [SNORTS]

DEAN, HAND ME THEM CLOTHES.

WILLIAM WHARTON!

HEY!

YOU PUT ON THESE CLOTHES NOW, YOU HEAR?

[GRUNTING]

WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO DO THIS.

Percy: HELL-RAISER, HUH?

LOOK MORE LIKE A LIMP NOODLE TO ME.

HEY.

HEY. YOU'VE BEEN DECLARED COMPETENT, SON.

YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?

MEANS YOU'RE GONNA RIDE THE LIGHTNIN'.

YEAH. [CHUCKLES]

YEAH.

PERCY, COULD YOU SHUT UP, GIVE US A HAND HERE?

HELL-RAISER.

Del: BOSS, YOU DON'T LOOK SO GOOD.

LOOK LIKE YOU'RE RUNNIN' YOU A FEVER.

[TELEPHONE RINGS]

[RING]

Coffey: BOSS EDGECOMB?

I NEEDS TO SEE YOU DOWN HERE, BOSS.

[RING]

I GOT THINGS TO TEND TO JUST NOW, JOHN COFFEY.

YOU JUST...

[RING]

JUST STAY STILL...

IN YOUR CELL.

[RING]

[RING]

"E" BLOCK.

Guard: YOU MEN DOWN IN THE YARD!

COME ON. LET'S GO.

COME ON. LOOK ALIVE, BIG BOY.

[GRUNTS]

CAREFUL.

CAREFUL.

Percy: STEP UP. STEP UP.

[UNLATCHES DOOR]

[GRUNTS]

YEE-HAW!

[GRUNTS]

YEE-HAW! WHOO, WHOO, WHOO!

WHOO!

WHOO!

OH!

AOW, AOW, AOW, AOW!

WHERE YOU GOING?

WHERE YOU GOING?

AIN'T THIS A PARTY NOW?

IS IT, OR WHAT?

LET HIM GO.

SHOOT HIM.

SHOOT. SEE WHO YOU HIT.

Dean: SHOOT THE SON OF A BITCH.

COME ON, SHOOT ME!

SHOOT HIM.

HIT HIM, PERCY!

GOD DAMN IT! HIT HIM.

COME ON, PERCY. HIT ME, YOU LIMP NOODLE.

HIT HIM, PERCY! GOD DAMN IT, HIT HIM!

COME ON, PERCY. HIT HIM.

WHARTON, I'M WARNING YOU.

YOU WARNIN' ME? WARN ME NOW.

Paul: I'M WARNING YOU!

YOU WARNIN' ME? YOU WARNIN' ME?

WELL, COME ON!

[GRUNTING AND SNARLING]

YOU A BIG FUDDER.

WHERE'D YOU COME FROM?

Brutal: COME ON, DEAN. COME ON, BOY, GET UP.

ALL RIGHT. LET IT BREATHE.

ALL RIGHT. LET IT BREATHE. JUST BREATHE.

ALL RIGHT. BREATHE. BREATHE, BOY.

Dean: DIDN'T SEE IT COMIN'.

COME ON, BOY, BREATHE.

I DIDN'T SEE IT COMIN'

COME ON. JUST BREATHE. JUST BREATHE.

WE THOUGHT HE WAS DOPED. DIDN'T WE?

DIDN'T WE, ALL OF US THINK HE WAS DOPED?

YOU DIDN'T ASK?

W-WELL, I GUESS THAT'S NOT A MISTAKE...

YOU'LL BE NEEDING TO MAKE AGAIN

ANYTIME SOON, IS IT?

YOU GO GET DEAN AND HARRY LOOKED AT.

MAKE SURE THEY'RE ALL RIGHT.

PERCY, YOU MAKE THE REPORT TO THE WARDEN FOR ME.

START OUT BY SAYING THE SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL.

IT'S NOT A STORY. HE WILL NOT APPRECIATE YOU

DRAWING OUT THE SUSPENSE.

WELL, WHAT ABOUT YOU?

YOU'RE ABOUT READY TO COLLAPSE.

UH, I GOT THE MILE TILL YOU ALL COME BACK.

GO ON NOW. GO.

Brutal: COME ON, BOY. LET'S GET YOU LOOKED AT.

Coffey: BOSS, I NEEDS TO SEE YA DOWN HERE.

THIS IS NOT A GOOD TIME, JOHN COFFEY,

NOT A GOOD TIME AT ALL.

BUT I NEEDS TO SEE YA, BOSS. I NEEDS TO TALK TO YA.

CLOSER.

BOSS, YOU KNOW YOU AIN'T SUPPOSED TO DO THAT.

MIND YOUR BUSINESS, DEL.

WHAT DO YOU WANT, JOHN COFFEY?

JUST TO HELP IT.

DON'T BE AFRAID.

HELP!

HELP! JOHN COFFEY'S KILLIN' BOSS EDGECOMB!

HELP!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Del: HELP!

HELP! BOSS HOWELL! HELP!

BOSS STANTON! SOMEBODY, COME!

HELP!

UNH! UNH!

AAH!

Del: HELP!

HELP! BOSS HOWELL! BOSS STANTON!

SOMEBODY COME!

JOHN COFFEY'S KILLIN' BOSS EDGECOMB!

DEL, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE, SHUT UP!

[HACKING COUGH]

[RASPING]

OHH...

WHAT DID YOU JUST DO TO ME?

I HELPED IT. DIDN'T I HELP IT?

I JUST TOOK IT BACK, IS ALL.

AWFUL TIRED NOW, BOSS,

DOG-TIRED.

Del: BOSS, WHAT THAT MAN DO TO YOU?

[URINATING FULLY AND EASILY]

[SIGHS]

[BILLIE HOLIDAY SINGS I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE]

HAPPINESS

AND I GUESS

ALL OF ME TO ALWAYS PINE FOR

HEY, HONEY.

HOW YOU FEELING?

OH, NOT TOO BAD.

WHAT DID THE DOCTOR SAY?

OH, YOU KNOW DOCTORS. GOBBLEDYGOOK, MOSTLY.

GOBBLEDYGOOK.

UNTIL THAT LUCKY DAY

YOU KNOW DARN WELL, BABY

I CAN'T GIVE YOU

ANYTHING BUT LOVE

HAVING STEW TONIGHT.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?

WELL, I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE.

IT FEELS GREAT.

[BEDSPRINGS SQUEAK]

[JAN MOANING]

[PAUL GRUNTING AND MOANING]

YEAH. OH, YEAH. JAN! OH! OHH!

[SIGHING]

MM-HMM.

[ROOSTER CROWS]

PAUL.

YEAH?

NOT THAT I'M... COMPLAININ'...

UH-HUH.

WE HAVEN'T GONE 4 TIMES IN ONE NIGHT

SINCE WE WERE 19.

YEAH, WE DID. WHEN YOUR MOM WAS HERE.

MM-HMM.

WANNA TELL ME WHAT'S GOING ON?

WELL...

SEE, THE THING IS...

I NEVER ACTUALLY MADE IT

INTO DR. BISHOP'S YESTERDAY.

BRUTAL. PAUL. LISTEN.

I'M THINKING OF TAKING THE MORNING OFF SICK.

YOU COVER THE FORT FOR ME?

THAT'S SWELL.

THANKS.

YEAH, I KNOW. I'M SURE I'LL FEEL BETTER.

OK...OK.

YOU'RE SURE YOU OUGHT TO DO THIS?

I'M NOT SURE OF WHAT I'M SURE OF.

BURT...YOU GOT SOME COMPANY.

CAN I OFFER YOU A COLD DRINK?

OH, YES, MA'AM.

A COLD DRINK WOULD BE FINE, THANK YOU.

MR. HAMMERSMITH, YOUR OFFICE SAID

I MIGHT FIND YOU AT HOME TODAY.

I HOPE I'M NOT TROUBLING YOU.

WELL, THAT DEPENDS, MISTER...

PAUL EDGECOMB.

I'M "E" BLOCK SUPERVISOR

UP ON COLD MOUNTAIN.

THE GREEN MILE. I'VE HEARD OF IT.

LOST A FEW CLIENTS YOUR WAY.

LIKE TO ASK YOU ABOUT ONE OF 'EM.

[DISTANT THUNDER]

HAVE A SEAT.

WHICH CLIENT?

NOW YOU GOT MY CURIOSITY AROUSED.

JOHN COFFEY.

AH. COFFEY.

HE CAUSING YOU PROBLEMS?

NO, NO. CAN'T SAY HE IS.

HE DOESN'T LIKE THE DARK AND CRIES ON OCCASION,

BUT OTHER THAN THAT...

CRIES, DOES HE?

WELL, GOT A LOT TO CRY ABOUT, I'D SAY.

YOU KNOW WHAT HE DID?

I READ THE COURT TRANSCRIPT.

THANK YOU, MISSUS.

MY PLEASURE.

KIDS!

LUNCH IS ABOUT READY! Y'ALL COME ON UP!

COMIN', MAMA!

WHAT, EXACTLY, ARE YOU TRYING TO FIND OUT?

I WONDERED IF HE EVER DID ANYTHING LIKE THAT BEFORE.

WHY? HAS HE SAID ANYTHING?

NO, BUT A MAN WHO DOES A THING LIKE THAT

HAS OFTEN DEVELOPED A TASTE FOR IT OVER TIME.

IT OCCURRED TO ME IT MIGHT BE EASY ENOUGH

TO FOLLOW HIS BACK TRAIL, FIND OUT.

A MAN HIS SIZE-- AND COLOR TO BOOT--

CAN'T BE THAT HARD TO TRACE.

YEAH, YOU'D THINK SO, BUT YOU'D BE WRONG.

BELIEVE ME, WE TRIED.

LIKE HE DROPPED OUT OF THE SKY.

HOW CAN THAT BE?

WE'RE IN A DEPRESSION.

A THIRD OF THE COUNTRY'S OUT OF WORK.

PEOPLE ARE DRIFTING BY THE THOUSANDS,

LOOKING FOR JOBS,

LOOKING FOR THAT GREENER GRASS.

EVEN A GIANT LIKE COFFEY

WOULDN'T GET NOTICED EVERYWHERE HE GOES.

NOT UNTIL HE KILLS

A COUPLE OF LITTLE GIRLS.

HE IS, UH...STRANGE, I ADMIT,

BUT THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY REAL VIOLENCE IN HIM.

I KNOW VIOLENT MEN, MR. HAMMERSMITH.

I DEAL WITH THEM DAY IN AND DAY OUT.

YOU DIDN'T COME UP HERE TO ASK ME

WHETHER HE MIGHT'VE KILLED BEFORE.

YOU CAME UP HERE

TO SEE IF I THINK HE DID IT AT ALL.

DO YOU?

ONE SELDOM SEES A LESS AMBIGUOUS CASE.

HE WAS FOUND WITH THE VICTIMS IN HIS ARMS.

AND YET YOU DEFENDED HIM.

EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO A DEFENSE.

KIDS! LUNCH!

Y'ALL LISTEN TO YOUR MAMA NOW!

I'LL TELL YOU SOMETHING...

AND YOU LISTEN CLOSE, TOO,

BECAUSE IT MIGHT BE

SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW.

I'M LISTENING.

WE HAD US A DOG...

JUST A SWEET MONGREL.

YOU KNOW THE KIND.

WELL, IN MANY WAYS,

A GOOD MONGREL DOG IS LIKE YOUR NIGRA--

YOU GET TO KNOW IT.

OFTEN, YOU GET TO LOVE IT.

IT IS OF NO PARTICULAR USE,

BUT YOU KEEP IT AROUND

BECAUSE YOU THINK IT LOVES YOU.

IF YOU'RE LUCKY, MR. EDGECOMB,

YOU NEVER HAVE TO FIND OUT ANY DIFFERENT.

MY WIFE AND I WERE NOT SO LUCKY.

CALEB, COME HERE FOR A SECOND.

COME HERE.

PLEASE, SON.

HE STILL HAS THE ONE GOOD EYE.

I SUPPOSE HE'S... LUCKY

NOT TO BE COMPLETELY BLIND.

WE GET DOWN ON OUR KNEES

AND THANK GOD FOR THAT MUCH, AT LEAST.

RIGHT, CALEB?

OK. GO ON IN, NOW.

THAT DOG ATTACKED MY BOY FOR NO REASON.

JUST GOT IT IN HIS MIND ONE DAY.

SAME WITH JOHN COFFEY.

HE WAS SORRY AFTERWARDS.

OF THAT I HAVE NO DOUBT,

BUT THOSE LITTLE GIRLS

STAYED RAPED AND MURDERED.

MAYBE HE'D NEVER DONE IT BEFORE.

MY DOG NEVER BIT BEFORE.

BUT I DIDN'T CONCERN MYSELF WITH THAT.

I WENT OUT THERE WITH MY RIFLE

AND GRABBED HIS COLLAR AND BLEW HIS BRAINS OUT.

IS COFFEY GUILTY?

YES, HE IS.

DON'T YOU DOUBT IT.

AND DON'T YOU TURN YOUR BACK ON HIM.

YOU MAY GET AWAY WITH IT ONCE,

OR EVEN A HUNDRED TIMES...

BUT IN THE END...

YOU'LL GET BIT.

[FOOTSTEPS]

OH, ME, OH, MY.

Paul: JOHN.

JOHN?

SMELLIN' ME SOME CORNBREAD.

IT'S FROM MY MISSUS.

SHE WANTED TO... THANK YOU.

THANK ME FOR WHAT?

WELL, YOU KNOW.

[WHISPERS] For helpin' me.

HELPIN' YOU WITH WHAT?

YOU KNOW.

OHH...

WAS YOUR MISSUS PLEASED?

SEVERAL TIMES.

OH, JOHN, I CAN SMELL THAT FROM OVER HERE.

I SURELY CAN.

CAN I GIVE DEL AND MR. JINGLES SOME?

IT'S YOURS, JOHN.

YOU CAN DO WITH IT AS YOU PLEASE.

HERE. THIS FOR DEL AND MR. JINGLES.

HEY...

WHAT ABOUT ME?

I'M GONNA GET SOME, TOO, AIN'T I?

IT'S YOURS, JOHN. AS YOU PLEASE.

I THINK I'LL JUST KEEP THE REST, THEN.

COURTESY OF THE GENTLEMAN ACROSS THE WAY.

OH, JOHN, THAT'S SO VERY FINE OF YOU.

I THANK YA. MR. JINGLE THANK YA.

MY MAMA'D THANK YA, TOO, BUT SHE DEAD.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

HEY!

WHAT ABOUT ME? DON'T YOU HOLD OUT ON ME,

YA BIG DUMMY NIGGER!

HA HA HA HA! AH HA HA!

OOH, HERE COME THE BOSS MAN.

YOU'LL KEEP A CIVIL TONGUE ON MY BLOCK.

YOU GET THAT ONE FOR FREE...

BUT THAT'S THE LAST ONE.

HEH HEH. THAT'S IT?

JUST THAT LITTLE, ITTY-BITTY ONE?

I GUESS I'M GONNA HAVE TO PAY YA OUT FOR THE REST, HUH?

HA HA HA!

YEE-HAWW! GOOD SHOT, WEREN'T IT?

HA HA HA HA HA! THE LOOK ON YOUR FACE!

HA HA HA HA HA...

DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?

THAT SON OF A BITCH... PISSED ON ME.

WHOO! DID Y'ALL LIKE THAT? I'M CURRENTLY

COOKIN' UP SOME TURDS TO GO WITH IT.

NICE, SOFT ONES.

[GRUNTS] HAVE 'EM OUT TO Y'ALL TOMORROW.

HA HA HA HA...

WE'VE BEEN MEANING

TO CLEAN OUT THAT ROOM FOR A WHILE, HAVEN'T WE?

OH, YEAH.

HEY! HEY! BE CAREFUL WITH THAT.

THAT'S FRAGILE.

HEY! HEY! WHAT'S IT NOW?

WHAT'S IT NOW, MOVIN' DAY?

Y'ALL WANNA COME IN HERE AND DUST A LITTLE?

YOU CAN SHINE MY KNOB FOR ME WHILE YOU'RE AT IT.

HEH HEH...

AH...HEH HEH...

YOU CAN COME IN HERE ON YOUR LEGS,

BUT YOU'LL GO OUT ON YOUR BACKS.

BILLY THE KID GONNA GUARANTEE YOU THAT.

COME ON, FUCKSTICK!

NO SNEAKIN' UP ON ME THIS TIME.

WE'RE GOIN' MAN-TO-MAN!

PISS ON ME?

HEY! HEY!

HEY!

AAH! AAAAAAAH!

[SCREAMING]

[COUGHING]

HUH? HUH? UHH!

HEH HEH!

COME ON, WILD BILL...

LITTLE WALKY-WALKY!

DON'T YOU CALL ME THAT!

WILD BILL HICKOK WASN'T NO RANGE RIDER!

HE WAS JUST SOME BUSHWHACKIN' JOHN LAW!

DUMB SON' BITCH SAT WITH HIS BACK TO THE DOOR,

KILLED BY A DRUNK!

OH, MY SUDS AND BODY!

A HISTORY LESSON.

YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL GET

WHEN YOU COME TO WORK EVERY DAY

ON THE GREEN MILE.

THANK YOU, WILD BILL.

AAH! AAH! AAH!

AAH! AAH! AAH! AAH!

OH...UH, NOT...

NOT IN THERE. I'LL BE GOOD.

BILLY'S GONNA BE GOOD.

HONEST INJUN, I WILL. I WILL.

[GAGGING]

[RETCHING]

CHRIST, HE'S PITCHING A FIT.

HE'LL BE FINE, BOYS. TRUST ME ON THIS ONE.

1, 2, 3.

HEY...HEY...

HEY! HEY! HEY!

HEY, FELLERS!

HEY...BUDDY...COME ON.

ALL I WANTED ME WAS A LITTLE CORNBREAD,

YOU MOTHERFUCKERS!

ALL I WANTED ME WAS A LITTLE CORNBREAD!

I--I LEARNED MY LESSON.

I'LL BE GOOD.

[BURP]

PSST.

HEY, TOOT.

GIVE YOU A NICKEL FOR THAT MOON PIE.

HA HA HA HA HA!

OOH...OOH... HA HA HA HA!

LITTLE BLACK SAMBO!

YUP! YASSUH! YASSUH!

HOW DO YOU DO? HAW HAW HAW HAW!

HOPE YOUR BAGS ARE PACKED.

MY BAGS ARE PACKED! I'M READY TO GO!

WHERE ARE WE GOIN'? LET'S GO!

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

NO! NO! NO!

NO! NO!

NOOOO!

HEY, LEMME OUTTA HERE! LEMME OUTTA HERE!

THAT MOON PIE THING--

IT WAS PRETTY ORIGINAL. GOTTA GIVE HIM THAT.

OH, YEAH.

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

DEL, GRAB UP YOUR THINGS.

IT'S A BIG DAY FOR YOU AND MR. JINGLES.

WHAT YOU TALKIN' ABOUT?

IMPORTANT FOLKS HEARD ABOUT YOUR MOUSE.

WANNA SEE HIM PERFORM.

NOT JUST PRISON GUARDS, EITHER.

ONE'S A POLITICIAN ALL THE WAY

FROM THE STATE CAPITAL, I BELIEVE.

YOU FELLAS COMIN'?

NO. WE GOT OTHER FISH TO FRY JUST NOW, DEL,

BUT YOU...KNOCK 'EM FOR A LOOP, HEAR?

John: YOU KNOCK 'EM FOR A LOOP, DEL.

JUST LIKE MR. HARRY SAYS.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S MOVE BRISKLY, FOLKS.

THERE'S NOT MUCH TIME.

ALL RIGHT, REHEARSIN' NOW.

GOTTA MOVE OUR ASS. AIN'T GOT MUCH TIME.

I BEEN FIXIN' THE PLUMBING HERE FOR 10 YEARS.

AIN'T NEVER HAD TO WEAR NO DAMN TIE BEFORE.

WELL, YOU'RE THE V.I.P. TODAY, EARL,

SO JUST SHUT UP.

[KNOCK KNOCK]

ALL RIGHT, EVERYBODY HAVE A SEAT.

THIS IS GREAT.

ALL RIGHT.

EDUARD DELACROIX,

ELECTRICITY SHALL NOW BE PASSED THROUGH YOUR BODY

UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD...

IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW.

GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL.

ROLL ON 2.

THAT'S THAT.

VERY GOOD. VERY PROFESSIONAL.

LET'S DO IT AGAIN.

YOU GOT ALL THE WORDS RIGHT.

IT SOUNDED JUST FINE.

THANK YOU.

YUP. IT'S HARD TO KEEP A STRAIGHT FACE

WHEN TOOT'S ACTIN' THE GOAT.

YOU GOT THAT CHIN STRAP GOOD AND TIGHT

'CAUSE HIS HEAD, IT'S GONNA BUCK.

ALL RIGHT, BREAK IT UP.

[DEL CHUCKLING]

SO?

OH, THEY LOVE MR. JINGLES.

THEY LAUGH OVER THERE.

THEY CHEER.

THEY CLAP THEIR HANDS.

HEH HEH HEH!

WELL, THAT'S JUST ACES.

ISN'T THAT SOMETHIN'?

YOU DONE GOOD, OLD-TIMER.

WE'RE HAPPY FOR YOU. HA HA HA!

YEAH, WE ARE.

HA HA HA HA!

AHH...HA HA HA HA, HA HA HA HA HA!

HA HA HA HA!

BOO!

OHH!

OWW...

PERCY, YOU SHIT!

[GROANING]

DEL, GET UP.

DEL, YOU-- YOU NUMBWIT.

I DIDN'T MEAN NOTHIN' BY IT.

I WAS JUST PLAYIN'. COME ON, NOW.

I WAS JUST HAVIN'-- AAH! AAH! AAH!

AIN'T YOU SWEET?

Paul: WHARTON.

SOFT, LIKE A GIRL...

LET HIM GO.

I'D RATHER FUCK YOUR ASSHOLE...

THAN YOUR SISTER'S PUSSY, I THINK.

WHARTON!

[BAWLING]

I LET HIM GO. I WAS JUST PLAYIN'!

I LET HIM GO.

I'D NEVER HURT A HAIR ON HIS PRETTY LITTLE HEAD.

YOUR NOODLE AIN'T LIMP AT ALL, LOVER BOY.

I THINK YOU SWEET ON OLD BILLY THE KID.

OOH...BUT SMELL YOU.

HA HA HA HA HA...

LOOKIT. HE--

HE DONE PISS HIS PANTS. HA HA HA HA!

Oh, my God...

[DEL LAUGHING]

LOOKIT WHAT THE BIG MAN DONE!

GET IN THERE!

HE BUST OTHER PEOPLE WITH HIS STICK...

MAIS OUI, CE MAUVAIS HOMME...

SOMEBODY TOUCH HIM, HE MAKE WATER IN HIS PANTS

LIKE A LITTLE BABY. HA HA HA HA HA!

DEL!

LEARN WHEN TO SHUT UP.

ALL RIGHT, NOW...

DON'T TOUCH ME.

YOU...

YOU TALK ABOUT THIS TO ANYONE...

I'LL GET YOU ALL FIRED.

I SWEAR THAT TO GOD.

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE MILE

STAYS ON THE MILE. ALWAYS HAS.

YEAH, YOU KEEP LAUGHIN', YOU FRENCH-FRIED FAGGOT!

YOU JUST KEEP ON LAUGHIN'!

WETMORE A GOOD NAME FOR YOU.

PERCY WETMORE DO A DANCE

LISTEN TO HIM SQUISHIN' IN HIS PANTS

WELL, WHAT ABOUT DEAN? HE'S GOT A LITTLE BOY.

LOVE TO HAVE A PET MOUSE, I BET.

HOW COULD A BOY BE TRUSTED

WITH MR. JINGLES?

HE'D FORGET TO FEED HIM.

HOW HE KEEP UP WITH HIS TRAININ'?

I MEAN, HE JUST A BOY, N'EST-CE PAS?

ALL RIGHT. I'LL TAKE HIM, THEN.

ME.

HEH HEH HEH...

MERCI BEAUCOUP. THANK YOU KINDLY,

BUT...

YOU LIVE OUT IN THE WOODS.

MR. JINGLE, HE BE...

HE BE SCARED TO LIVE OUT IN THE BIG WOODS.

HOW ABOUT MOUSEVILLE?

MOUSEVILLE?

TOURIST ATTRACTION DOWN IN FLORIDA.

TALLAHASSEE, I THINK.

IS THAT RIGHT, PAUL? TALLAHASSEE?

YEAH, YEAH. TALLAHASSEE.

IT'S JUST DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE

FROM THE DOG UNIVERSITY.

YOU THINK, UH...

YOU THINK THEY'D TAKE MR. JINGLES?

YOU THINK HE'S GOT THE STUFF?

WELL, HE IS PRETTY SMART.

WHAT IS MOUSEVILLE?

TOURIST ATTRACTION, I SAID.

THEY GOT THIS BIG TENT YOU GO INTO.

YOU HAVE TO PAY?

WHAT, YOU SHITTIN' ME? OF COURSE YOU PAY.

DIME APIECE.

2 CENTS FOR THE KIDS.

FOR THE KIDS.

INSIDE THE TENT, THEY GOT THIS, UH...

MOUSE CITY...

MADE OUT OF...

OH, BOXES AND TOILET PAPER ROLLS--

LITTLE WINDOWS SO YOU CAN LOOK IN.

PLUS, THEY GOT THE MOUSEVILLE ALL-STAR CIRCUS.

YEAH, THERE'S MICE THAT SWING ON TRAPEZE...

MICE THAT ROLL BARRELS...

MICE THAT STACK COINS.

HEH! YEAH...

YEAH, THAT'S IT.

THAT'S THE PLACE FOR MR. JINGLES.

OH...YOU GONNA BE A CIRCUS MOUSE AFTER ALL.

GONNA LIVE IN A MOUSE CITY DOWN IN FLORIDA.

OOP. THERE HE GO.

NOOOOO!

MR. JINGLE! NOOO!

[DEL SOBBING AND SHOUTING]

Del:YOU KILLED MY MOUSE!

WELL, I KNEW I'D GET HIM

SOONER OR LATER.

IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME, REALLY.

Del: YOU FUCKING CRUEL BASTARD!

[SOBBING]

GIVE HIM TO ME.

GIVE HIM TO ME. MIGHT STILL BE TIME.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

PAUL?

WHAT THE HELL?

Del: PLEASE, JOHN...

HELP HIM.

PLEASE, JOHNNY, HELP HIM.

OH, DEAR JESUS....

WHAT THE HELL...?

LOOK AT THE TAIL.

[GASPS]

[CHOKING AND COUGHING]

[JOYFUL SOBBING]

WHAT'D YOU DO?

I HELPED DEL'S MOUSE--

DEL'S CIRCUS MOUSE.

GONNA LIVE IN A MOUSE CITY...

DOWN IN...

FLORIDA.

BOSS PERCY BAD. HE MEAN.

HE STEP ON DEL'S MOUSE.

I TOOK IT BACK, THOUGH.

MERCI.

Paul: BRUTE...

YOU COME ALONG WITH ME.

YOU FELLAS, GO ON BACK TO YOUR CRIBBAGE GAME.

NOW, DON'T START IN ON ME.

IT WAS JUST A MOUSE.

NEVER BELONGED HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

THE MOUSE IS FINE.

JUST FINE.

YOU'RE NO BETTER AT MOUSE KILLIN'

THAN YOU ARE AT--

WELL, AT ANYTHING ELSE AROUND HERE.

HEH.

YEAH, YOU EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE THAT?

HUH? HA HA HA...

I HEARD THE GODDAMN THING CRUNCH.

AREN'T YOU GLAD MR. JINGLES IS OK?

AFTER ALL THOSE TALKS WE HAD ABOUT...

KEEPING THE PRISONERS CALM, AREN'T YOU RELIEVED?

WHAT KINDA GAME IS THIS?

IT'S NO GAME. SEE FOR YOURSELF.

GO ON.

Del: MM-HMM. YUP.

GARDEZ MR. JINGLE SERIEUX.

DON'T LET NOTHIN' HAPPEN TO MR. JINGLE.

YOU SWITCHED 'EM.

YOU SWITCHED 'EM SOMEHOW, YOU BASTARDS.

I ALWAYS KEEP A SPARE MOUSE IN MY WALLET

FOR OCCASIONS SUCH AS THIS.

OH, YEAH, YOU PLAYIN' WITH ME, HUH?

BOTH OF YOU. JUST WHO THE HELL

YOU THINK YOU ARE, HUH--AAH!

WE'RE THE PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH, PERCY,

BUT NOT FOR LONG.

PERCY, I WANT YOUR WORD.

MY WORD?

I PUT YOU OUT FRONT... FOR DEL...

YOU PUT IN YOUR TRANSFER TO BRIAR RIDGE

THE VERY NEXT DAY.

WELL, WHAT IF I JUST CALL UP CERTAIN PEOPLE

AND TELL 'EM YOU'RE HARASSING ME...

BULLYING ME?

GO AHEAD.

AND I PROMISE YOU'LL LEAVE

YOUR SHARE OF BLOOD ON THE FLOOR.

OVER A MOUSE?

NO. BUT 4 MEN WILL SWEAR

YOU STOOD BY WHILE WILD BILL

TRIED TO STRANGLE DEAN TO DEATH.

ABOUT THAT, PEOPLE WILL CARE,

EVEN YOUR UNCLE THE GOVERNOR....

WILL CARE ABOUT THAT.

THING LIKE THAT GOES ON YOUR WORK RECORD.

WORK RECORD CAN FOLLOW A MAN AROUND

FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.

NOW, I PUT YOU OUT FRONT...

YOU PUT IN FOR THAT TRANSFER.

THAT'S THE DEAL.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

YOU MAKE A PROMISE TO A MAN,

YOU SHAKE HIS HAND.

[THUNDER]

[THUNDER]

HEY, BOYS.

NOW, NOW. SAY "HEY," MR. JINGLES.

Paul: EDUARD DELACROIX, WILL YOU STEP FORWARD?

BOSS EDGECOMB?

YES, DEL?

DON'T LET NOTHIN' HAPPEN TO MR. JINGLE, OK?

HERE. YOU TAKE HIM.

DEL.

I CAN'T HAVE A MOUSE ON MY SHOULDER WHILE...

YOU KNOW.

John: I'LL TAKE HIM, BOSS.

JUST FOR NOW, IF DEL DON'T MIND.

YEAH.

YEAH, YOU TAKE HIM, JOHN.

YOU TAKE HIM TILL THIS FOOLISHMENT BE DONE.

YEAH.

YOU GONNA TAKE HIM TO FLORIDA, TO THAT MOUSEVILLE?

WE'LL DO IT TOGETHER, MOST LIKELY.

MAYBE TAKE A LITTLE VACATION TIME.

YEAH.

PEOPLE PAY A DIME APIECE TO SEE HIM.

2 CENT FOR THE KIDS.

AIN'T THAT RIGHT, BOSS HOWELL?

THAT'S RIGHT, DEL.

YOU A GOOD MAN, BOSS HOWELL.

YOU, TOO, BOSS EDGECOMB.

I SURE WISH I COULD'VE MET YOU GUYS SOMEWHERES ELSE.

AU REVOIR, MON AMI.

JE T'AIME, MON PETIT.

HOPE HE'S GOOD AND SCARED.

HOPE HE KNOWS THE FIRES ARE STOKED

AND THAT SATAN'S IMPS ARE WAITIN'.

DEL, IT'S ALL RIGHT.

ROLL ON ONE.

[GENERATOR POWERS UP TO FULL VOLTAGE]

You be still, Mr. Jingles.

You be so quiet and so still.

[THUNDER]

EDUARD DELACROIX,

YOU'VE BEEN CONDEMNED TO DIE BY A JURY OF YOUR PEERS,

SENTENCE IMPOSED BY A JUDGE IN GOOD STANDING

IN THIS STATE.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY

BEFORE SENTENCE IS CARRIED OUT?

[WEEPING]

I SORRY FOR WHAT I...

I SORRY FOR WHAT I DO.

I GIVE ANYTHING TO TAKE IT BACK...

BUT I CAN'T.

GOD HAVE MERCY ON ME...

AMEN.

DON'T FORGET ABOUT MOUSEVILLE.

HEY.

THERE'S NO SUCH PLACE.

THAT'S JUST A FAIRY TALE THESE GUYS TOLD YOU

TO KEEP YOU QUIET.

JUST THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW...

FAGGOT.

[DEL MURMURING PRAYERS IN FRENCH]

EDUARD DELACROIX,

ELECTRICITY SHALL NOW BE PASSED THROUGH YOUR BODY

UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD,

IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW.

GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL.

[THUNDER]

ROLL ON 2.

AAH!

WHOO! WHOO! WHOO! WHOO! WHOO! WHOO!

[SCREAMING CONTINUOUSLY]

The sponge is dry!

What?!

AAH! ARRRRGHH!

JACK!

Goddamn sponge is dry!

WELL, DON'T YOU STOP IT.

DON'T YOU DO IT. IT'S TOO LATE FOR THAT.

[BLOOD-CURDLING SCREAMS]

IS THIS NORMAL?

GOD...THE SMELL.

OH...

HE'S COOKIN' NOW!

THEY COOKIN' HIM GOOD!

THEY ABOUT DONE, I RECKON!

WHOOOOO! WHOO! WHOO! WHOO!

YEAH! WE GONNA HAVE A HOEDOWN!

WHOO! WHOO! WHOO! WHOO! WHOO! YEE-HAWW!

AAAH!

YEAH! HE'S COOKIN' NOW!

DEL!

HE'S COOKIN' NOW!

WE GONNA HAVE A HOEDOWN!

'CUTION GUMBO! GIMME SOME!

OHHHH!

GIMME SOME!

I'M SMELLIN' GUMBO!

I'M SMELLIN'...

I SAY GIMME SOME!

I SMELL IT!

AAAAAH!

[DEL SCREAMING IN AGONY]

SHOULD I KILL THE JUICE?!

NO! ROLL! FOR CHRISSAKE, ROLL!

[LOUD SIZZLING, CRACKLING]

[DEL SILENT]

OHH!

[WITNESSES SCREAMING AND SHOUTING]

HE'S FRYIN' NOW! HE'S FRYIN' NOW!

HE'S FRYIN' NOW!

AAAAH...

WHY DON'T YOU SHUT IT DOWN?

HE'S STILL ALIVE.

YOU WANT ME TO SHUT DOWN WHILE HE'S STILL ALIVE?

YOU WATCH, YOU SON OF A BITCH!

IT'S ALL RIGHT, FOLKS! IT'S ALL UNDER CONTROL!

EVERYBODY STAY CALM! PLEASE, STAY CALM!

KILL IT!

YOU DO IT!

YOU'RE RUNNING THIS SHOW, AIN'T YOU?

I DIDN'T KNOW THE SPONGE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE WET.

UHH!

BRUTAL...BRUTAL!

BRUTAL, NO! NO, BRUTAL! NO!

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, NO?!

HOW CAN YOU SAY NO?! YOU SAW WHAT HE DID!

DELACROIX'S DEAD! THERE'S NOTHING CAN CHANGE THAT,

AND PERCY'S NOT WORTH IT!

SO HE JUST GETS AWAY WITH IT?!

IS THAT HOW IT WORKS?!

[RAPID FOOTSTEPS]

WHAT IN THE BLUE FUCK WAS THAT?

JESUS CHRIST.

THERE'S PUKE ALL OVER THE FLOOR UP THERE.

AND THE SMELL.

I GOT VAN HAY TO OPEN BOTH DOORS.

BUT THAT SMELL WON'T GO OUT FOR 5 DAMN YEARS,

THAT'S WHAT I'M BETTING.

[PANTING]

AND THAT ASSHOLE WHARTON IS SINGING ABOUT IT!

YOU CAN HEAR HIM UP THERE.

CAN HE CARRY A TUNE, HAL?

OK, BOYS, OK.

NOW, WHAT IN THE HELL HAPPENED?

AN EXECUTION.

A SUCCESSFUL ONE.

HOW IN THE NAME OF CHRIST CAN YOU CALL THAT A SUCCESS?

EDUARD DELACROIX IS DEAD.

ISN'T HE?

PERCY?

HUH?

SOMETHING TO SAY?

I DIDN'T KNOW THE SPONGE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE WET.

HOW MANY YEARS YOU SPEND PISSING ON THE TOILET SEAT

BEFORE SOMEONE TOLD YOU TO PUT IT UP?

PERCY FUCKED UP, HAL.

PURE AND SIMPLE.

THAT'S YOUR OFFICIAL POSITION?

DON'T YOU THINK IT SHOULD BE?

HE'S PUTTING IN A TRANSFER REQUEST

TO BRIAR RIDGE TOMORROW.

MOVING ON TO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS.

ISN'T THAT RIGHT, PERCY?

YEAH. YEAH.

BARBECUE

ME AND YOU

STINKY, PINKY, PEW, PEW, PEW

WEREN'T BILLY, JILLY, HILLY, OR PA

IT WAS A FRENCH-FRIED CAJUN NAMED DELACROIX

WHOO! ♪

BARBECUE, ME AND YOU

STINKY, PINKY, PEW PEW PEW

WEREN'T BILLY, JILLY, HI-- ♪

YOU'RE ABOUT 10 SECONDS AWAY

FROM SPENDING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

IN THE PADDED ROOM.

[THUNDER]

[SNIFFS] POOR OLD DEL.

YEAH. POOR OLD DEL.

JOHN?

YOU OK?

I COULD FEEL IT FROM HERE.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

YOU COULD HEAR IT. IS THAT WHAT YOU MEAN?

COULD HEAR IT.

HE OUT OF IT NOW, THOUGH.

HE THE LUCKY ONE.

NO MATTER HOW IT HAPPENED,

DEL THE LUCKY ONE.

[SOBBING]

WHERE'S MR. JINGLES?

HE RAN AWAY UNDER THAT DOOR.

DON'T THINK HE'LL BE BACK.

HE FELT IT, TOO, THROUGH ME.

DIDN'T MEAN TO HURT HIM NONE.

ALL THAT HURT JUST SPILL OUT.

[SOBS AND SNIFFS]

[SIGHS]

AWFUL TIRED NOW, BOSS.

[SNIFFS] DOG-TIRED.

ME, TOO, JOHN.

[SOBBING]

ME, TOO.

[THUNDER]

[JAZZ MUSIC PLAYING]

DID YOU EVER SEE A DREAM WALKING? ♪

WELL, I DID

DID YOU EVER HEAR A DREAM TALKING? ♪

WELL, I DID

[BRAKE CRANKS]

DID YOU EVER HAVE A DREAM THRILL YOU? ♪

I HATE THIS.

I KNOW.

OH, IT'S SO GRAND

AND IT'S TOO, TOO DIVINE

DID YOU EVER SEE A DREAM DANCING? ♪

WELL, I DID

MELINDA. HI.

DID YOU EVER SEE A DREAM ROMANCING? ♪

[SOFTLY] I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU.

OH.

LOOK AT YOU.

WELL, WE MISSED YOU AT CHURCH.

SAYING I LOVE YOU, I DO? ♪

OH. I CUT MY HAIR JUST...

YOU LOOK FINE.

I'M JUST A MESS.

SHE'S HAVING ONE OF HER GOOD DAYS.

I THANK GOD FOR THAT.

WHAT'S A BAD DAY?

SOMETIMES SHE'S...

SHE'S NOT HERSELF ANYMORE.

SHE SWEARS.

SHE SWEARS?

JUST POPS OUT.

MOST AWFUL LANGUAGE YOU CAN IMAGINE.

SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW SHE'S DOING IT.

I DIDN'T KNOW SHE'S EVER HEARD WORDS LIKE THAT.

TO HEAR HER SAY THEM IN HER SWEET VOICE...

I'M GLAD SHE'S HAVING A GOOD DAY, PAUL.

I'M GLAD FOR YOU AND JAN.

HONEY, IF YOU DON'T TELL ME

WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND,

I'M AFRAID I'LL HAVE TO SMOTHER YOU

WITH A PILLOW.

I'M THINKING I LOVE YOU.

I'M THINKING I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO

IF YOU WERE GONE.

OH.

I'M ALSO THINKING I'M GONNA HAVE THE BOYS OVER TOMORROW.

WELL, YOU SURE DO KNOW HOW TO COOK CHICKEN.

WELL, THANK YOU.

THIS IS ONE DELICIOUS TREAT, MA'AM.

'FORE I GO TO WORK.

WELL, I'M GLAD YOU'RE ENJOYING IT.

HEY, BRUTAL?

MM-HMM.

YOU GONNA HOG ALL THEM TATERS?

YES, I AM.

HERE, YOU WANT SOME POTATOES?

COME ON, NOW.

WHAT?

Jan: PRETTY SOON WE'LL JUST SEE YOUR FEET

STICKING OUT OF THERE, BRUTUS.

YOU ALL SAW WHAT HE DID TO THE MOUSE.

I COULD HAVE GONE THE REST OF THE DAY

WITHOUT YOU BRINGING THAT UP.

AND I COULD HAVE GONE THE REST OF THE YEAR.

HE DID THE SAME THING TO ME.

HE PUT HIS HANDS ON ME...

HE TOOK MY BLADDER INFECTION AWAY.

IT'S TRUE.

WHEN HE CAME HOME THAT DAY, HE WAS...

ALL BETTER.

AW, NOW, WAIT.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A AUTHENTIC HEALING,

A...PRAISE-JESUS MIRACLE?

I AM.

OH, YEAH.

WELL, IF YOU SAY IT, I ACCEPT IT.

WHAT'S IT GOT TO DO WITH US?

YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT MELINDA.

MELINDA?

MELINDA MOORES?

YEAH. SO, PAUL,

YOU REALLY THINK YOU CAN HELP HER?

IT'S NOT A BLADDER INFECTION...

OR EVEN A BUSTED MOUSE.

I THINK THERE MIGHT BE A CHANCE.

HOLD ON, NOW.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT OUR JOBS.

SNEAK A SICK WOMAN INTO A CELLBLOCK?

OH, NO. NO, NO, NO.

HAL WOULD NEVER STAND FOR THAT.

YOU KNOW HIM.

HE WOULDN'T BELIEVE ANYTHING

EVEN IF IT FELL ON HIM.

SO YOU'RE TALKIN' ABOUT...

TAKIN' JOHN COFFEY TO HER.

WELL, THAT'S MORE THAN JUST OUR JOBS, PAUL.

THAT'S PRISON TIME IF WE GET CAUGHT.

YOU'RE DANG RIGHT IT IS.

NO, NOT--NOT FOR YOU, DEAN. SEE, NOW,

THE WAY I FIGURE IT, YOU STAY BACK ON THE MILE.

THAT WAY, YOU COULD DENY EVERYTHING.

WHY DO I HAVE TO STAY BEHIND?

WELL...

OUR BOYS ARE GROWN UP,

GONE OFF TO SCHOOL.

HARRY'S GIRLS, THEY'RE ALL MARRIED NOW.

BRUTAL'S A SINGLE MAN.

YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE HERE WITH 2 CHILDREN,

ANOTHER ONE ON THE WAY.

LET'S NOT DISCUSS THIS

AS IF WE'RE THINKIN' OF DOIN' IT!

BRUTAL, HELP ME OUT HERE.

I'M SURE SHE'S A FINE WOMAN.

THE FINEST.

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO HER IS AN OFFENSE, BRUTAL...

TO THE EYE AND THE EAR... TO THE HEART.

I HAVE NO DOUBT.

BUT WE DON'T KNOW HER LIKE YOU AND JAN DO, DO WE?

AND LET'S NOT FORGET.

JOHN COFFEY IS A MURDERER.

WHAT IF HE ESCAPES?

I'D HATE TO LOSE MY JOB OR GO TO PRISON,

BUT I'D HATE WORSE

TO HAVE A DEAD CHILD ON MY CONSCIENCE.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S GONNA HAPPEN.

IN FACT...

I DON'T THINK HE DID IT AT ALL.

I DO NOT SEE...

GOD PUTTIN' A GIFT LIKE THAT

IN THE HANDS OF A MAN WHO'D KILL A CHILD.

WELL, THAT'S A VERY TENDER NOTION,

BUT THE MAN IS ON DEATH ROW FOR THE CRIME.

AND--AND PLUS...

HE'S HUGE!

IF HE TRIED TO GET AWAY...

TAKE A LOTTA BULLETS TO STOP HIM.

AH, WE'D ALL HAVE SHOTGUNS IN ADDITION TO SIDEARMS.

I'D INSIST ON THAT.

IF HE TRIED ANYTHING... ANYTHING AT ALL...

WE'D HAVE TO TAKE HIM DOWN.

YOU UNDERSTAND?

SO...

TELL US WHAT YOU HAD IN MIND.

Paul: OH, THERE IT IS.

Brutal: OH, I SEE IT.

YOU THINK THIS IS ENOUGH?

I DON'T KNOW.

FELLAS THIRSTY?

FRESH OUTTA THE ICEBOX.

THAT'S SWELL, BRUTAL.

THANKS.

Harry: OH, YEAH. HOT IN HERE.

BOY, HOWDY.

HEY, HEY...

I'M GONNA GET SOME, TOO, AIN'T I?

MY ASS, YOU GET SOME, TOO.

WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU DESERVE ANY?

'CAUSE I GOT A BIG PECKER.

WELL, THE DAY REPORT SAYS HE'S BEEN OK.

HELL, YEAH, I BEEN BEHAVED. COME ON, NOW.

DON'T BE STINGY HOGS.

COME ON.

AW, COME ON, NOW FELLERS.

COME ON, BOSS.

I BEEN GOOD. I BEEN GOOD ALL DAY.

IT'S HOT IN HERE.

IT'S HOT IN THIS CELL, AND I'M DOGGED TO DRINK.

I'M THIRSTY. WHY DON'T YOU GIMME SOME?

COME ON. [PATS BARS]

YOU GONNA STAY BEHAVED?

COME ON, YOU CLUNK. GIMME THAT.

YOU PROMISE ME...

OR ELSE I'LL DRINK THIS MYSELF

RIGHT HERE IN FRONT OF YOU.

S-S-S--DO-DO-DO, NO, NO, COME ON, NOW.

DON'T BE THATAWAY. I'LL BE GOOD.

[BELCHES] UUURRP.

UUUAAARRRP.

CUP.

ANYBODY WANTS OUT, NOW'S THE TIME.

AFTER THIS, THERE'S NO TURNIN' BACK.

SO...

WE GONNA DO THIS?

SURE, THAT'D BE JUST FINE.

I'D LIKE TO TAKE A RIDE.

GUESS WE'RE ALL IN.

WHAT IS THIS?

PAYBACK.

Brutal: THAT'S RIGHT.

NO!

NO!

NO! NO, YOU LET ME GO!

LET GO OF ME!

Paul: SETTLE DOWN.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

OOH!

MISS LOTTA LEAD PIPE.

OH, PERCY!

WHAT WOULD YOUR MOTHER SAY?

YOU LET GO OF ME, YOU IGNORAMUS!

I KNOW PEOPLE. BIG PEOPLE!

PERCY, STICK OUT YOUR ARMS LIKE A GOOD LAD.

NO, I WON'T DO IT. YOU CAN'T MAKE ME.

OH, YOU'RE DEAD WRONG ABOUT THAT, YOU KNOW.

AAH!

AAH!

YOU GONNA PUT YOUR ARMS UP, HUH?

A BIG MAN IS RIPPING YOUR EARS OFF, PERCY.

I'D DO AS HE SAYS.

AAH--OW!

THERE YOU GO!

OH, GOD.

PLEASE, PAUL.

PLEASE DON'T PUT ME IN WITH WILD BILL.

PLEASE DON'T.

YOU WOULD THINK THAT.

NO, NO, NO. YOU CAN'T DO THIS.

YOU CAN'T--[MUFFLED]

I'M GONNA LET YOU IN ON A LITTLE SECRET, PERCY.

WE CAN...AND WE ARE.

[WHIMPERING]

[MUFFLED SHOUTS]

GONNA GIVE YOU A FEW HOURS OF QUIET TIME, PERCY,

SO YOU CAN...REFLECT ON WHAT YOU DID TO DEL.

YEAH, AND IF YOU GET LONELY,

JUST THINK ABOUT MISS LEAD PIPE.

[MUFFLED] AW, COME ON, GUYS!

NO!

ALL RIGHT. LET'S GO OVER IT ONE MORE TIME.

WHAT DO YOU SAY IF SOMEBODY STOPS BY?

UH...COFFEY GOT UPSET JUST AFTER LIGHTS OUT,

SO WE PUT THE COAT ON HIM,

LOCKED HIM IN THE RESTRAINT ROOM.

THEY HEAR ANY KICKIN' OR FUSSIN' IN THERE,

THEY'LL THINK IT'S HIM.

WHAT ABOUT ME?

YOU'RE DOWN IN ADMIN PULLIN' DEL'S FILE,

GOIN' OVER THE WITNESSES

ON ACCOUNT OF HOW BIG A SCREW-UP THE EXECUTION WAS.

WE GOIN' FOR THE RIDE NOW?

THAT'S RIGHT. WE GOIN' FOR THE RIDE.

WHAT ABOUT US, DEAN?

YOU, HARRY, PERCY, ALL DOWN IN THE LAUNDRY DOIN' YOUR WASH.

PROBABLY TAKE Y'ALL A FEW HOURS BEFORE YOU'RE BACK.

WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU GOIN'?

HUH?

YOU'RE A BAD MAN.

THAT'S RIGHT, NIGGER. BAD AS YOU'D WANT.

WHAT'S WRONG? WHAT'S WRONG?

WHAT'S WRONG? HA HA HA HA!

HA HA!

[PANTING] WHOO...WHOO...

AH...

WHOO!

WHOO HOO HOO!

WHOLE ROOM...

WHOLE ROOM'S SPINNIN'.

IT'S LIKE I'M SHITTY-ASS DRUNK.

HAD ME SOME SHINE OR...

OR WHAT?

NIGGERS OUGHTA HAVE THEIR OWN ELECTRIC CHAIR.

WHITE MAN...

OUGHTN'T TO HAVE TO SIT IN NO NIGGER ELECTRIC CHAIR.

NO, SIR.

[SNORING]

HE A BAD...MAN.

LOOK, BOSS.

IT'S CASSIE, THE LADY IN THE ROCKIN' CHAIR.

SHH. JOHN, WE HAVE TO BE QUIET NOW.

[WHISPERS] You see her?

You see the lady?

YEAH, WE SEE HER, JOHN. COME ON.

LET'S GO. GO, GO!

NOW!

ALL RIGHT, BIG BOY. LET'S GET MOVIN'. COME ON.

Paul: UPSY-DAISY.

JOHN...

YOU KNOW WHERE WE TAKIN' YOU TONIGHT?

HELP A LADY?

Brutal: THAT'S RIGHT.

BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW?

DON'T KNOW.

TELL THE TRUTH, BOSS...

I DON'T KNOW MUCH OF ANYTHING.

I NEVER HAVE.

[PATS SIDE OF TRUCK]

WE CAN STILL TURN BACK.

BOSS, LOOK!

SOMEONE'S UP.

[SIGHS]

THIS WAS A MISTAKE.

AW, CHRIST, PAUL, WHAT WERE WE THINKIN'?

IT'S TOO LATE NOW.

JOHN, YOU STAY.

HARRY, YOU KEEP JOHN HERE TILL WE CALL YOU.

WHO THE HELL GOES THERE AT 2:30 IN THE GODDAMN MORNIN'?

HAL! IT--IT'S US. IT'S PAUL AND BRUTAL!

IT'S US!

JESUS!

IT ISN'T A LOCKDOWN, IS IT?

A RIOT?

NO. HAL, FOR GOD'S SAKES,

JUST TAKE YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER.

ARE YOU HOSTAGES?

WHO'S OUT THERE?

WHO'S BY THAT TRUCK?

HARRY, THE LIGHTS.

JOHN COFFEY.

HALT!

HAL...

YOU STAY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE!

RELAX, NOW. TAKE IT EASY NOW.

WAIT. JOHN, WAIT!

HALT RIGHT THERE, OR I'LL SHOOT!

I SAID HALT!

HAL, PUT THE GUN DOWN!

HALT!

HAL!

Melinda, groaning: HAL!

HAL!

WHO YOU TALKIN' TO DOWN THERE?

GOD DAMN IT!

HAL, NOW NOBODY'S HURT.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

HELP WHAT?

I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

YOU JUST GONNA... YOU GONNA HAVE TO TRUST ME.

[MELINDA CRYING]

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

Melinda: HAL!

[SOBBING] MAKE THEM GO AWAY!

I DON'T WANT NO SALESMEN IN THE...

MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

TELL THEM TO TAKE A FLYIN' FUCK AT A ROLLIN'...

JUST TO HELP.

JUST TO HELP, BOSS. THAT'S ALL.

YOU CAN'T.

NO ONE CAN.

[MELINDA CRYING]

STAY OUTTA HERE!

DON'T YOU GO IN THERE!

WHOEVER YOU ARE--

DON'T YOU DO IT!

...JUST STAY OUT!

I'M NOT DRESSED FOR VISITORS!

YOU STOP NOW. YOU HEAR ME?

PAUL, I DON'T WANT HIM UP THERE.

BOSS...

YOU JUST BE QUIET NOW.

[MELINDA GROANS]

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

NO.

NO...

IT'S ALL RIGHT, HAL.

IT'S ALL RIGHT.

NOW WATCH. JUST WATCH HIM.

[MELINDA PANTING]

DON'T COME NEAR ME... PIG FUCKER.

[BED CREAKS]

WHY DO YOU...

HAVE SO MANY SCARS?

WHO HURT YOU SO BADLY? HUH?

DON'T HARDLY REMEMBER, MA'AM.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME, HUH?

JOHN COFFEY, MA'AM.

LIKE THE DRINK...

ONLY NOT SPELT THE SAME.

MA'AM...

YES, JOHN COFFEY?

I SEE IT.

I SEE IT.

[CRYING]

WHAT'S...HAPPENING?

[CRYING]

SHH. YOU BE STILL NOW.

YOU BE SO QUIET AND SO STILL.

[WHIMPERING]

[INHALES]

[COUGHING]

COME ON, JOHN.

SICK IT UP.

[PATS BACK] COME ON.

COUGH IT OUT LIKE YOU DONE BEFORE.

HE'S CHOKIN'.

WHATEVER HE SUCKED OUTTA HER,

HE'S CHOKIN' ON IT.

JOHN.

[GASPING]

I'LL BE FINE. JUST LET ME BE.

[COUGHING]

HOW DID I GET HERE?

WAIT.

WE WERE GOIN' TO THE HOSPITAL

IN VICKSBURG,

REMEMBER?

SHH. [SNIFFLES]

MELLY...

IT DOESN'T MATTER...

IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE.

DID I HAVE THE X-RAY?

DID I?

YES.

YES. IT WAS CLEAR.

THERE WAS NO TUMOR.

OH...

HAL.

JOHN...

CAN YOU STAND UP?

CAN YOU TURN AROUND AND SEE THIS LADY?

[COUGHING]

WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

JOHN COFFEY, MA'AM.

LIKE THE DRINK.

ONLY NOT SPELT THE SAME.

NO, MA'AM.

NOT SPELT THE SAME AT ALL. [COUGHS]

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

MELLY...

NO, YOU CAN'T.

I DREAMED OF YOU.

I DREAMED YOU WERE WANDERIN' IN THE DARK...

AND SO WAS I.

AND WE FOUND EACH OTHER.

WE FOUND EACH OTHER IN THE DARK.

TAKE IT, JOHN. IT'S A PRESENT.

IT'S ST. CHRISTOPHER.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE IT, MR. COFFEY.

AND WEAR IT. HE'LL KEEP YOU SAFE.

PLEASE. WEAR IT FOR ME.

[COUGHING]

THANK YOU, MA'AM.

THANK YOU, JOHN.

CHRIST, HE GOES DOWN,

IT'LL TAKE 3 MULES AND A CRANE TO PICK HIM UP AGAIN.

TAKE IT EASY, JOHN.

COME ON, NOW.

YOU GOTTA STAY ON YOUR FEET.

[COUGHING]

HE'LL NEVER SIT IN OLD SPARKY.

YOU KNOW THAT, DON'T YA?

HE SWALLOWED THAT STUFF FOR A REASON.

I'D GIVE HIM A FEW DAYS.

ONE OF US WILL BE DOIN' A CELL CHECK,

AND THERE HE'LL BE...

DEAD ON HIS BUNK.

WELL, IF THAT'S HIS CHOICE, HE'S EARNED IT.

LET'S JUST GET HIM BACK ON THE MILE.

OH, BOY, AM I HAPPY TO SEE YOU FELLAS.

YOU WERE GONE SO LONG.

WILD BILL'S BEEN MAKIN' NOISE LIKE HE'S GONNA WAKE UP.

WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO HIM?

HE'S HURTIN', DEAN. HE'S HURTIN' BAD.

[GASPING AND COUGHING]

OK, JOHN...

WE GONNA...

SET YOU DOWN ON YOUR BED NOW.

HERE WE GO.

WELL?

WHAT ABOUT MRS. MOORES?

WAS IT LIKE THE MOUSE?

WAS IT...

YOU KNOW...

A MIRACLE?

YES.

YES, IT WAS.

DAMN.

NOW...I WANNA TALK,

NOT SHOUT.

I TAKE THAT TAPE OFF,

YOU GONNA BE CALM?

MY MOTHER ALWAYS SAID YOU DO IT FAST,

IT WON'T HURT SO MUCH.

MMM! MMM...

MMM!

GUESS SHE WAS WRONG.

LET ME OUTTA THIS NUT COAT.

IN A MINUTE.

NOW!

RIGHT NOW! I WANT OUT NOW!

SHUT UP AND LISTEN.

NOW, YOU DESERVE TO BE PUNISHED

FOR WHAT YOU DID TO DEL.

YOU ACCEPT IT LIKE A MAN...

OR ELSE WE'LL MAKE YOU SORRY

YOU WERE EVER BORN.

WE'LL TELL PEOPLE

HOW YOU SABOTAGED DEL'S EXECUTION--

SABOTAGED?

HOW YOU PISSED YOURSELF

LIKE A FRIGHTENED LITTLE GIRL. OH, YES.

YEAH, WE WILL TALK.

BUT, PERCY...

YOU MIND ME NOW:

WE'LL ALSO SEE YOU BEATEN

WITHIN AN INCH OF YOUR LIFE.

WE KNOW PEOPLE, TOO.

ARE YOU SO FOOLISH, YOU DON'T REALIZE THAT?

LET BYGONES BE BYGONES, HMM?

NOTHIN'S HURT SO FAR BUT YOUR PRIDE.

NO ONE EVER NEED KNOW ABOUT THAT

EXCEPT, UH...THE PEOPLE IN THIS LITTLE ROOM.

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE MILE STAYS ON THE MILE.

ALWAYS HAS.

HMM.

MAY I BE LET OUTTA THIS COAT NOW?

MY THINGS.

THINK IT OVER, PERCY.

OH, I INTEND TO.

I INTEND TO THINK IT OVER VERY HARD...

STARTING RIGHT NOW.

HE'LL TALK.

SOONER OR LATER.

MM.

HEY, LET HIM GO! JOHN, LET GO!

COME ON, JOHN!

LET HIM GO!

NO, JOHN, NO!

AH...AH...

LET HIM GO!

JOHN, STOP IT!

COME ON, JOHN!

LET HIM GO! LET GO!

NO! LET HIM GO!

[CRUNCH]

[WORDLESSLY]

OHH.

[SIGHS]

EASY NOW.

EASY.

EASY, HEY.

HEY.

PERCY?

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

BOY, WHAT YOU LOOKIN' AT?

WHAT YOU LOOKIN' AT,

YOU LIMP NOODLE?

YOU WANNA KISS MY ASS?

YOU WANNA SUCK MY DICK?

NO!

NO!

NO! PERCY!

GRAB HIM!

LET IT GO!

HOLD HIM DOWN! JUST HOLD HIM!

GRAB THE GUN. DEAN, GRAB THE GUN!

Dean: OH, NO.

NO, NO, NO.

[PERCY GASPING]

OH, NO!

I PUNISHED THEM BAD MEN.

I PUNISHED THEM BOTH.

WHY?

WHY WILD BILL?

I SAW IN HIS HEART...

WHEN HE GRABBED MY ARM.

I SAW WHAT WILD BILLY DONE.

SAW IT PLAIN AS DAY.

YOU CAN'T HIDE WHAT'S IN YOUR HEART.

WHAT?

YOU SAW WHAT?

TAKE MY HAND, BOSS.

YOU SEE FOR YOURSELF.

PAUL.

NO.

PLEASE.

OH!

NO. NO, NO.

PLEASE.

I GOTS TO, BOSS.

I GOTS TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF MYSELF.

A GIFT....

[GIRLS LAUGHING]

A GIFT OF WHAT'S INSIDE OF ME

SO YOU CAN SEE FOR YOURSELF.

[SINGING JUMP-ROPE SONG]

[NO SOUND]

[GROANING]

Man: OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN...

Woman: RALPH.

SUPPERTIME.

BRING THE GIRLS.

GIRLS. YOU HEARD YOUR MAMA.

YES, PAPA!

WE'RE COMING!

[LAUGHING]

COME ON, BILLY.

I WORKED YOU ENOUGH FOR ONE DAY.

COME GET YOU SOME SUPPER.

Girls: GOD IS GREAT, GOD IS GOOD,

AND WE THANK YOU FOR THIS FOOD.

[BILLY, WHISPERING] You love your sister?

You make any noise, you know what happens?

I'm gonna kill her instead of you.

You make any noise, I'm gonna kill her.

You understand?

You understand?

Shh.

[GASPING]

OHH! OHH!

[SOBS]

HE KILLED THEM WITH THEY LOVE,

THEY LOVE FOR EACH OTHER.

NOW YOU SEE HOW IT IS.

THAT'S THE WAY IT IS EVERY DAY.

THAT'S THE WAY IT IS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Man: PERCY.

Second man: PERCY WETMORE.

PERCY.

First man: SON?

PERCY.

PERCY WETMORE.

SON.

SON, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

SPEAK UP IF YOU CAN HEAR US.

I THINK THIS BOY'S CHEESE SLID OFF HIS CRACKER.

Guard: YOU GOT NO IDEA WHAT SET HIM OFF?

Man: I GOT TO ASK YOU SOME QUESTIONS.

ONE MINUTE, HE WAS FINE, AND THE NEXT--BLAMMO.

Brutal: DIRTY BASTARD GRABBED HIM THROUGH THE BARS

A FEW DAYS BACK.

SCARED THE BOY SO BAD, HE WET HISSELF.

SEE, WE DIDN'T EVEN SEE IT HAPPEN.

I'LL COVER FOR YOU... AS MUCH AS I CAN,

EVEN IF IT MEANS MY JOB.

BUT I HAVE TO KNOW.

DOES THIS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO

WITH WHAT HAPPENED IN MY HOUSE?

DOES IT, PAUL?

NO.

Radio: ♪ UNTIL THAT SUNSHINE PEEKS THROUGH

THERE'S ONLY ONE THING TO DO

JUST WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS

AND DREAM YOUR TROUBLES AWAY

YOUR CASTLES MAY TUMBLE

THAT'S FATE, AFTER ALL

LIFE'S REALLY FUNNY THAT WAY

BUT NO USE TO GRUMBLE

JUST SMILE AS THEY FALL

WEREN'T YOU KING FOR A DAY? SAY

JUST REMEMBER THAT SUN-- ♪ [RADIO CLICKS OFF]

DOES HAL KNOW?

THAT COFFEY'S INNOCENT, I MEAN.

WELL, CAN HE HELP?

DOES HE HAVE THE INFLUENCE

TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS?

STOP THE EXECUTION?

NO.

THEN DON'T TELL HIM.

IF HE CAN'T HELP, DON'T TELL HIM.

EVER.

I WON'T.

[SIGH]

THERE'S NO WAY OUT OF THIS FOR YOU, IS THERE?

NO.

AND I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT IT,

BELIEVE ME.

I'VE BEEN RUNNING IT THROUGH MY HEAD

ANY NUMBER OF WAYS.

NO.

TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, HONEY...

[SWALLOWS]

I'VE DONE SOME THINGS IN MY LIFE

THAT I AM NOT PROUD OF,

BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

I'VE EVER FELT REAL DANGER OF HELL.

HELL?

OH, PAUL.

TALK TO HIM.

TALK TO JOHN.

FIND OUT WHAT HE WANTS.

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

[CELL DOOR OPENS]

'LO, BOSS.

HELLO, JOHN.

I GUESS YOU KNOW WE'RE COMING DOWN TO IT NOW.

ANOTHER COUPLE DAYS.

IS THERE ANYTHING SPECIAL

YOU WANT TO EAT FOR DINNER THAT NIGHT?

WE CAN RUSTLE YOU UP MOST ANYTHING.

MEAT LOAF WOULD BE NICE.

MASHED TATERS, GRAVY.

OKRA.

MAYBE SOME OF THAT FINE CORNBREAD

YOUR MISSUS MAKE...

IF SHE DON'T MIND.

WELL, UH...

WHAT ABOUT A PREACHER,

SOMEONE TO SAY A LITTLE PRAYER OVER YOU?

DON'T WANT NO PREACHER.

YOU CAN SAY A PRAYER, IF YOU LIKE.

ME?

SUPPOSE I COULD IF IT CAME TO THAT.

JOHN.

I HAVE TO ASK YOU SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT NOW.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GONNA SAY.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY IT.

NO, I DO.

I DO, I HAVE TO SAY IT.

JOHN, TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO.

YOU WANT ME TO TAKE YOU OUTTA HERE,

JUST LET YOU RUN AWAY?

SEE HOW FAR YOU COULD GET?

WHY WOULD YOU DO SUCH A FOOLISH THING?

ON THE DAY OF MY JUDGMENT...

WHEN I STAND BEFORE GOD

AND HE ASKS ME WHY DID I...

DID I KILL ONE OF HIS TRUE...

MIRACLES,

WHAT AM I GOING TO SAY?

THAT IT WAS MY JOB?

IT'S MY JOB?

YOU TELL GOD THE FATHER

IT WAS A KINDNESS YOU DONE.

I KNOW YOU'RE HURTIN' AND WORRYIN'.

I CAN FEEL IT ON YOU,

BUT YOU OUGHTA QUIT ON IT NOW.

I WANT IT TO BE OVER AND DONE WITH.

I DO.

I'M TIRED, BOSS,

TIRED OF BEING ON THE ROAD,

LONELY AS A SPARROW IN THE RAIN.

I'M TIRED OF NEVER HAVING ME A BUDDY TO BE WITH,

TO TELL ME WHERE WE'S GOIN' TO

OR COMIN' FROM OR WHY.

MOSTLY, I'M TIRED OF PEOPLE BEING UGLY TO EACH OTHER.

I'M TIRED OF ALL THE PAIN

I FEEL AND HEAR IN THE WORLD EVERY DAY.

THEY'S TOO MUCH OF IT.

IT'S LIKE PIECES OF GLASS IN MY HEAD...

ALL THE TIME.

CAN YOU UNDERSTAND?

YES, JOHN, I THINK I CAN.

THERE MUST BE SOMETHING WE CAN DO FOR YOU, JOHN.

THERE MUST BE SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT.

I AIN'T NEVER SEEN ME A FLICKER SHOW.

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

WHY, THEY'S ANGELS...

ANGELS JUST LIKE UP IN HEAVEN.

IT BE ALL RIGHT, FELLAS.

THIS HERE'S THE HARD PART.

I'LL BE ALL RIGHT IN A LITTLE WHILE.

JOHN, I SHOULD HAVE THIS JUST FOR NOW.

I'LL GIVE IT BACK AFTER.

YOU KNOW, I FELL ASLEEP THIS AFTERNOON

AND HAD ME A DREAM.

I DREAMED ABOUT DEL'S MOUSE.

DID YOU, JOHN?

I DREAMED MR. JINGLES GOT DOWN TO THAT PLACE

BOSS HOWELL TALKED ABOUT,

THAT MOUSEVILLE PLACE.

I DREAMED THERE WAS KIDS...

AND HOW THEY LAUGHED AT HIS TRICKS. MY!

[CHUCKLES]

I DREAMED THOSE 2 LITTLE BLOND-HEADED GIRLS WAS THERE.

THEY'S LAUGHING, TOO.

I PUT MY ARMS AROUND THEM AND SET THEM ON MY KNEES,

AND THERE'S NO BLOOD COMIN' OUTTA THEY HAIR,

AND THEY'S JUST FINE.

WE ALL WATCHED MR. JINGLES ROLL THAT SPOOL.

[LAUGHING]

HOW WE DID LAUGH.

FIT TO BUST, WE WAS.

JOHN.

THEY'S LOTS OF FOLKS HERE HATE ME.

LOTS.

I CAN FEEL IT.

IT'S LIKE BEES STINGIN' ME.

WELL, FEEL HOW WE FEEL, THEN.

WE DON'T HATE YOU.

CAN YOU FEEL THAT?

Klaus: KILL HIM TWICE, YOU BOYS.

YOU GO ON KILL THAT...

RAPIN' BABY-KILLER TWICE!

THAT'D BE FINE.

WIPE YOUR FACE BEFORE YOU STAND UP, DEAN.

YES, SIR.

ROLL ON ONE.

Marjorie: DOES IT HURT YET?

I HOPE IT DOES.

I HOPE IT HURTS LIKE HELL.

JOHN COFFEY, YOU HAVE BEEN CONDEMNED TO DIE

IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR

BY A JURY OF YOUR PEERS,

SENTENCE IMPOSED BY A JUDGE IN GOOD STANDING IN THIS STATE.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY

BEFORE SENTENCE IS CARRIED OUT?

I'M SORRY FOR WHAT I AM.

PLEASE, BOSS.

DON'T PUT THAT THING OVER MY FACE.

DON'T PUT ME IN THE DARK.

I'S AFRAID OF THE DARK.

ALL RIGHT, JOHN.

[SOFTLY, FEARFULLY] ♪ HEAVEN

I'M IN HEAVEN

HEAVEN

HEAVEN

I'M IN HEAVEN

HEAVEN

HEAVEN

I'M IN HEAVEN

HEAVEN

HEAVEN

I'M IN HEAVEN

I'M IN HEAVEN

I'M IN HEAVEN

I'M IN HEAVEN

HEAVEN... ♪

JOHN COFFEY...

ELECTRICITY SHALL NOW BE PASSED THROUGH YOUR BODY

UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD,

IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW.

MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL.

[CRYING]

PAUL...

YOU HAVE TO SAY IT.

YOU HAVE TO GIVE THE ORDER.

John: HE KILLED 'EM WITH THEY LOVE.

THAT'S HOW IT IS EVERY DAY

ALL OVER THE WORLD.

[VOICE BREAKING] ROLL ON 2.

[CURRENT SURGES]

IT WAS THE LAST EXECUTION

I EVER TOOK PART IN.

I JUST COULDN'T DO IT ANYMORE AFTER THAT.

IT WAS--BRUTAL EITHER.

WE...BOTH TRANSFERRED OUT,

TOOK JOBS WITH BOYS' CORRECTIONAL.

IT WAS ALL RIGHT.

"CATCH 'EM YOUNG" BECAME MY MOTTO.

YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME.

I DON'T IMAGINE YOU'D LIE TO ME, PAUL.

IT'S JUST THAT--

IT'S QUITE A STORY.

IT'S QUITE A STORY.

ONE THING I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

YOU SAID YOU AND JAN HAD A GROWN SON IN 1935.

IS THAT RIGHT?

THE MATH DOESN'T WORK, DOES IT?

MM-MM.

DO YOU FEEL UP TO TAKIN' A WALK?

WATCH YOUR STEP.

AND LET YOUR EYES ADJUST.

THERE.

HEY...WAKE UP, OLD FELLA.

WAKE UP.

PAUL, IT ISN'T...

IT CAN'T BE.

COME OVER HERE, BOY.

COME ON OVER HERE AND SEE THIS LADY.

THAT CAN'T BE...

MR. JINGLES.

MESSIEURS ET MESDAMES,

BIENVENUS AU CIRQUE DU MOUSIE.

GO ON. YOU CAN DO IT.

THIS ISN'T EXACTLY THE MOUSEVILLE

WE HAD IN MIND, IS IT?

BUT WE MAKE DO, DON'T WE, OLD FELLA?

I THINK MR. JINGLES HAPPENED BY ACCIDENT.

I THINK WHEN WE ELECTROCUTED DEL

AND IT ALL WENT SO BADLY...

WELL, JOHN COULD FEEL THAT, YOU KNOW.

AND I THINK...A PART OF

WHATEVER MAGIC WAS INSIDE OF HIM

JUST LEAPT INTO MY TINY FRIEND HERE.

AS FOR ME...

JOHN HAD TO GIVE ME A PART OF HIMSELF...

A GIFT, THE WAY HE SAW IT,

SO THAT I COULD SEE FOR MYSELF WHAT WILD BILL HAD DONE.

WHEN JOHN DID THAT...

WHEN HE TOOK MY HAND...

A PART OF THE POWER THAT WORKED THROUGH HIM

SPILLED INTO ME.

HE WHAT...

HE INFECTED YOU WITH LIFE?

IT'S AS GOOD A WORD AS ANY. HA HA.

HE INFECTED US BOTH, DIDN'T HE, MR. JINGLES?

WITH LIFE.

I'M 108 YEARS OLD, ELAINE.

I WAS 44 THE YEAR THAT JOHN COFFEY

WALKED THE GREEN MILE.

YOU MUSTN'T BLAME JOHN.

HE COULDN'T HELP WHAT HAPPENED.

HE WAS...HE WAS JUST A FORCE OF NATURE.

OH, I'VE LIVED TO SEE SOME AMAZIN' THINGS, ELLIE.

ANOTHER CENTURY COME TO PASS.

BUT I'VE...I'VE HAD TO SEE MY FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES DIE

ALL THROUGH THE YEARS.

HAL AND MELINDA...

BRUTUS HOWELL...

MY WIFE, MY BOY. [CHUCKLES]

AND YOU, ELAINE.

YOU'LL DIE, TOO.

AND MY CURSE...

IS KNOWIN' THAT I'LL BE THERE TO SEE IT.

IT'S MY ATONEMENT, YOU SEE.

IT'S MY PUNISHMENT...

FOR LETTIN' JOHN COFFEY RIDE THE LIGHTNIN'.

FOR KILLIN' A MIRACLE OF GOD.

ALMIGHTY, EVERLASTING GOD...

THE SOURCE OF ALL BEING AND LIFE...

Paul: YOU'LL BE GONE LIKE ALL THE OTHERS...

AND I'LL HAVE TO STAY.

OH, I'LL DIE EVENTUALLY.

OF THAT I'M SURE.

I HAVE NO ILLUSIONS OF IMMORTALITY.

BUT I WILL HAVE WISHED FOR DEATH...

LONG BEFORE DEATH FINDS ME.

IN TRUTH... I WISH FOR IT ALREADY.

[CHARMAINE PLAYS]

MR. JINGLES?

WHERE YOU BEEN, HMM?

BEEN WORRIED ABOUT YOU, BOY.

YOU HUNGRY? HMM?

LET'S GO SEE IF WE CAN'T FIND YOU SOMETHING TO EAT.

A FEW CRUMBS, ANYWAY. I KNOW YOU'D LIKE THAT.

I LIE IN BED MOST NIGHTS,

THINKIN' ABOUT IT.

AND I WAIT.

I THINK ABOUT ALL THE PEOPLE I'VE LOVED,

NOW LONG GONE.

I THINK ABOUT MY BEAUTIFUL JAN

AND HOW I LOST HER SO MANY YEARS AGO.

AND I THINK ABOUT ALL OF US, WALKIN' OUR OWN GREEN MILE,

EACH IN OUR OWN TIME.

BUT ONE THOUGHT MORE THAN ANY OTHER

KEEPS ME AWAKE MOST NIGHTS.

IF HE COULD MAKE A MOUSE LIVE SO LONG...

HOW MUCH LONGER DO I HAVE?

WE EACH OWE A DEATH.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

BUT, OH, GOD...

SOMETIMES...

THE GREEN MILE SEEMS SO LONG.

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