ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER TOM HANKS STARS IN THE INSPIRING DRAMA
�THE GREEN MILE,� ON �ABC�S SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK,� FEBRUARY 11
David Morse, Bonnie Hunt and Michael Clarke Duncan Star in the Feature,
Airing in HDTV with 5.1-Channel Surround Sound and Video Description
�As Darabont directs it, it tells a story with beginning, middle, end, vivid characters, humor, outrage and emotional release.�
-- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Tom Hanks (�The Terminal,� �Catch Me if You Can,� �Road to Perdition�) stars in �The Green Mile,� an inspiring drama based on a Stephen King novel about prison guards and their interaction with a towering inmate awaiting his execution. The feature will air as the �ABC Saturday Movie of the Week,� FEBRUARY 11 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/28/02) Also starring are David Morse (�TV�s �Hack,� �Proof of Life�), Bonnie Hunt (�Cheaper by the Dozen� movies, ABC�s �Life with Bonnie�) and Michael Clarke Duncan (�Pursued,� �The Scorpion King�) --who received an Oscar nomination for the role.
In �The Green Mile,� which received four Oscar nominations, Paul Edgecomb (Hanks) is in charge of Death Row at a Deep South prison in the 1930s. The Green Mile refers to the green floor leading to the death chamber. A towering black man, John Coffey (Duncan,), arrives in the cell block, having been convicted of the murders of two little girls. Coffey is passive, cooperative and seemingly simpleminded, and he�s afraid of the dark, which leads most to doubt he is capable of committing any crime.
Edgecomb is plagued by a lingering infection and worse � a vicious guard named Percy (Doug Hutchison, �The Salton Sea,� �I Am Sam�) who is related to the governor and wants �to see one cook up close.�
�The Green Mile� stars Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb, David Morse as Brutus Howell, Bonnie Hunt as Jan Edgecomb, Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey, James Cromwell (HBO�s �Six Feet Under,� �I Robot�) as Warden Hal Moores, Michael Jeter (�The Polar Express,� �Welcome to Collinwood�) as Eduard �Del� Delacroix, Graham Greene (TV�s �Into the West,� �Snow Dogs,� �Skins�) as Arlen Bitterbuck, Doug Hutchison as Percy Wetmore, Sam Rockwell as William �Wild Bill� Wharton, Barry Pepper as Dean Stanton, Jeffrey DeMunn as Harry Terwilliger, Patricia Clarkson as Melinda Moores, Harry Dean Stanton as Toot-Toot, Dabbs Greer as Old Paul Edgecomb and Eve Brent as Elaine Connelly.
The 1999 release was directed by three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont (�The Green Mile� and �The Shawshank Redemption�). Darabont wrote the screenplay based on the Stephen King novel. The film was produced by Castle Rock Entertainment, Darkwoods Productions and Warner Bros. (CLOSED CAPTIONED)
�THE GREEN MILE� IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �The Green Mile� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and video description.
This film carries a TV-14,L,V parental guideline and the following advisory: �Due to adult subject matter and violent content, viewer discretion is strongly advised.�