Trivia: The Green Mile

The book provides Trivia of:

  • Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: At the time the first installment was released to the public, King hadn't even figured out the ending yet... but still a set release scheduled for it.

The movie provides Trivia of:

  • Adored by the Network: AMC seems to love this movie a lot, airing it at every chance they get.
  • The Danza: Averted, but close: Harry Dean Stanton played Toot-Toot rather than Dean Stanton or Harry Terwilliger.
  • Dawson Casting: The actor who plays Percy, who is 21 in the novel, was 39 at the time. Also, Wild Bill was 19 in the novel, and is played by a 31 year old in the movie.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Scully Box: To make 6'5'' Michael Clarke Duncan taller. Specifically, to tower over David Morse (Brutal, 6'4'') and James Cromwell (Warden Moores); at 6'7'', Cromwell is one of the tallest actors in Hollywood, but you wouldn't know it from this movie.
  • Throw It In: As Del is getting ready to be electrocuted, he recites to himself the Hail Mary prayer in Cajun French; Michael Jeter ad-libbed this.
  • What Could Have Been: John Travolta was offered the role of Paul Edgecomb, but turned it down.