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.


Tom Hanks
Paul Edgecomb
David Morse
Brutus "Brutal" Howell
Bonnie Hunt
Jan Edgecomb
James Cromwell
Warden Hal Moores
Michael Jeter
Eduard Delacroix
Graham Greene
Arlen Bitterbuck
Doug Hutchison
Percy Wetmore
Sam Rockwell
'Wild Bill' Wharton
Barry Pepper
Dean Stanton
Jeffrey DeMunn
Harry Terwilliger
Patricia Clarkson
Melinda Moores
Dabbs Greer
Old Paul Edgecomb
Eve Brent
Elaine Connelly
William Sadler
Klaus Detterick
Mack Miles
Orderly Hector
Rai Tasco
Man in Nursing Home
Paula Malcomson
Marjorie Detterick
Evanne Drucker
Kathe Detterick
Bailey Drucker
Cora Detterick
Brian Libby
Sheriff McGee
Bill McKinney
Jack Van Hay
Gary Sinise
Lawyer Burt Hammersmith
Rachel Singer
Cynthia Hammersmith
Scotty Leavenworth
Hammersmith's Son
Bill Gratton
Earl the Plumber
Dee Croxton
Woman at Del's Execution
Rebecca Klingler
Wife at Del's Execution
Gary Imhoff
Husband at Del's Execution
Van Epperson
Police Officer
David E. Browning
Reverend at Funeral
Tommy Barnes
Tower Guard (uncredited)
Wes Hall
Prisoner (uncredited)
Phil Hawn
Police Photographer (uncredited)
Judy Herrera
Bitterbuck's Daughter (uncredited)
Ted Hollis
Coffee Execution Witness (uncredited)
Gower Mills
Inmate (uncredited)
Garth Shaw
Inmate (uncredited)
Jared Stovall
Inmate (uncredited)
Todd Thompson
Prison Guard (uncredited)


Thomas Newman
Original Music Composer
Mark A. Mangini
Supervising Sound Editor
Terence Marsh
Production Design
William Cruse
Supervising Art Director
David Tattersall
Director of Photography
Michael Seirton
Set Decoration
Karyn Wagner
Costume Design
Bill Bernstein
Music Editor
Maureen Whalen
Casting Associate
Andrew Dickler
Assistant Editor
Emily Schweber
Casting Associate
Alan B. Curtiss
Assistant Director
Gary Archer
David Orr
Color Timer
Jeff Imada
Stunt Coordinator
Ralph Nelson Jr.
Still Photographer
Michael Herbick
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Marvin E. Lewis
Boom Operator
Marsha Bozeman
Set Costumer
Sebastian Milito
Construction Coordinator
Craig Barron
Visual Effects Supervisor
David Emmerichs
Camera Operator
David Emmerichs
Steadicam Operator
Robert J. Litt
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Elliot Tyson
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Janis Clark
Jessica Drake
Dialect Coach
Susan Malerstein
Script Supervisor
Nina Paskowitz
Key Hair Stylist
Beatriz Kerti
Art Department Coordinator
L. Dean Jones Jr.
Unit Production Manager
Jimmy Keys
Rigging Gaffer
Fred Fein
Stand In
Robert C. Lusted
First Assistant Editor
Carrie Durose
Production Coordinator
Basti Van Der Woude
Second Second Assistant Director
Heather Pain
Key Costumer