Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the security guard at Cold Mountain Penitentiary, a holding jail for criminals sentenced to the death penalty. When death row inmate John Coffey (Michael Clark Duncan) is convicted for the rape and murder of two young girls, he forms a connection with Paul. Despite John’s menacing physical appearance, Paul sees a tender and harmless nature to John and starts to believe that he is innocent. As the days draw closer to the execution Paul can only look on powerlessly as his new found friend faces his final days. Powerful drama from the Oscar nominated director of The Shawshank Redemption. (Matthew Fairfield).