Paul Edgecomb is the head guard working on death row in a prison down south. He and his loyal staff do the best they can to make the condemned men lives a little bit better for their final days. His latest charge is John Coffey a convicted killer accused of murdering and raping two little girls. This simple-minded giant seems to have a unique ability to heal despite his imposing size and physical strength and as he gets to know Coffey, Paul becomes convinced he is an innocent man. -- MovieAddict
A wrongly convicted man sits on death row while the officers who guard him interact with him and his powers.