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The Green Mile (film) Quotes

The Green Mile (film) is a television program that was first aired in 1970 . The Green Mile completed its run in 1970.

It features Frank Darabont, and David Valdes as producer, Thomas Newman in charge of musical score, and David Tattersall as head of cinematography.

The Green Mile (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Green Mile (film) is 189 minutes long. The Green Mile (film) is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb, Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey, Tom Hanks as Old Paul Edgecomb, Patricia Clarkson as Melinda Moores, Graham Greene as Arlen Bitterbuck, Eve Brent as Elaine Connelly, Doug Hutchison as Percy Wetmore, David Morse as Brutus "Brutal" Howell, Harry Dean Stanton as Toot-Toot, Gary Sinise as Burt Hammersmith, Brent Briscoe as Bill Dodge, James Cromwell as Hal, Barry Pepper as Dean Stanton, Michael Jeter as Eduard Delacroix, Jeffrey DeMunn as Harry Terwilliger, Sam Rockwell as William 'Wild Bill' Wharton, Bonnie Hunt as Jan Edgecomb, Sam Rockwell as Wild Bill Wharton, and William Sadler as Klaus Detterick.

The Green Mile (film) Quotes

Doug Hutchison as Percy Wetmore

  • (Doug Hutchison) "What's up his ass?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "You, always, you Percy."
  • (Doug Hutchison) "What I got a hate in you boy, that the way it is around here?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Why don't you just move on and take that job down in Briar Ridge? Oh yeah, I know all about it. Sounds to me like a pretty good job."
  • (Doug Hutchison) "Yeah, I might just take it too, soon as you put me up front. Yeah you heard me, I want Brutal's spot for the next execution."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Seeing a man die, now that's not enough, you gotta be close enough to smell his nuts cook."
  • (Doug Hutchison) "I just wanna be up front that's all. Come on, one time. And you know what, you can get rid of me, I swear."
  • (Tom Hanks) "And what if I say no?"
  • (Doug Hutchison) "Well, I might just stick around for good, might make me a career of this -- boss."
  • (Doug Hutchison) "Hell raiser? He look more like a limp noodle to me. Hey."
  • (Doug Hutchison) "You've been declared competent, son, 'know what that means? 'Means you gonna ride the lightning. Ha ha."
  • (Barry Pepper) "Percy, will you shut up and give us a hand here?"
  • (Doug Hutchison) "Well, well, well, looks like you've got yourself a new friend there, Del."
  • (Michael Jeter) "Don't hurt him."
  • (Doug Hutchison) "That the one I chased?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Yeah, that's the one. Del's been asking for a box' might keep it for a pet. What do you think?"
  • (Doug Hutchison) "You know what? We oughta find a cigar box and some paper from the dispensary to line it with. Yeah, yeah, that should do real nice."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Man said get a cigar box."
  • (Doug Hutchison) "Dead man. Dead man walking. We got a dead man walking, here."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Jesus, please us. What is he yelling about?"
  • (Doug Hutchison) "Dead man. Dead man walking. Dead man. Dead man walking, here."
  • (Doug Hutchison) "We got a dead man walking, here. Dead man walking. We got a dead man walking, here --"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Percy."
  • (Tom Hanks) "That's enough."

Jeffrey DeMunn as Harry Terwilliger

  • (Jeffrey DeMunn) "Paul, we're not gonna have some Cherokee medicine man in here whoopin', hollerin' and shaking his dick are we?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Well actually --"
  • (Harry Dean Stanton) "Still prayin'. Still prayin'. Gettin' right with Jesus."
  • (Jeffrey DeMunn) "Do it quietly you old gink."
  • (Tom Hanks) "As I was saying, I don't think they actually shake their dicks Harry. Be that as it may Mr. Bitterbuck is a Christian, so I have the Reverend Schuster coming out."
  • (Barry Pepper) "Oh he's good. He's fast too. Doesn't get 'em all worked up."
  • (Jeffrey DeMunn) "Percy met your mouse."
  • (Jeffrey DeMunn) "We thought he was doped. Didn't we all think we was doped?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "You didn't ask?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Well I don't think that's a mistake you'll be needing to make again anytime soon is it?"
  • (Jeffrey DeMunn) "Piss on ME?"

Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey

  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "I couldn't help it, Boss. I tried to take it back -- but it was too late."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Boss. Saw me a mouse go by."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Can't put anything over on you."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Do you leave a light on after bedtime? Because I get a little scared in the dark sometimes. If it's a strange place."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Poor old Del."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Yeah. Poor old Del. John, you okay?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "I could feel it from here."
  • (Tom Hanks) "What do you mean? You could hear it. Is that what you mean? You could hear it."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "He out of it now, though. He the lucky one. No matter how it happened, Del the lucky one."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Where's Mr. Jingles?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "He run away under that door. Don't think he'll be back. He felt it too, through me. Didn't mean to hurt him none. All that hurt just spill out. Awful tired now, boss. Dog-tired."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Me too, John. Me too."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "There's lotsa people here that hate me, lots. I can feel it. It's like bees stingin' me."
  • (David Morse) "Well feel how we feel then. We don't hate you. Can you feel that?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Please boss, don't put that thing over my face, don't put me in the dark. I's afraid of the dark."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Careful, careful --"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "You know, I fell asleep this afternoon and had me a dream. I dreamed about Del's mouse."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Did you, John?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "I dreamed he got down to that place Boss Howell talked about, that Mouseville place. I dreamed there was kids, and how they laughed at his tricks. My. I dreamed those two little blonde-headed girls were there. They 'us laughing, too. I put my arms around 'em and sat 'em on my knees, and there 'us no blood comin' outta their hair and they 'us fine. We all watch Mr. Jingles roll that spool, and how we did laugh. Fit to bust, we was."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "He killed them with their love. That's how it is; everyday all over the world."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "I'm smellin' me some cornbread."
  • (Tom Hanks) "It's from my mises. She wanted to thank you."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Thank me for what?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Well, you know --"
  • (Tom Hanks) "For a helping me."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Helping you with what?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "You know."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Ohh. Was your misses pleased?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Several times."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Boss? Needs ta see ya down here --"
  • (Tom Hanks) "This is not a good time -- John Coffey."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Not a good time at all."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "But I needs ta see ya, Boss. I needs ta talk t'ya."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Closer --"
  • (Tom Hanks) "I'm alone here right now, John. Figure this is close enough."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Boss, please. I got to whisper in your ear."
  • (Michael Jeter) "Boss? You know you not s'pose to do that --"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Mind your business, Del."
  • (Tom Hanks) "What do you want, John Coffey?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Just to help."
  • (Tom Hanks) "What -- are -- you -- doing?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "I tried to take it back -- but it was too late."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Heaven, I'm in heaven -- heaven -- heaven --"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Boss? I gots to speak with you now, Boss."
  • (Tom Hanks) "This is not a good time, John Coffey. Not a good time at all."

David Morse as Brutus "Brutal" Howell

  • (David Morse) "Oh you one evil son of a bitch."
  • (David Morse) "Well, there must be something we can do for you, John. There must be something we that you want."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "I ain't never seen me a flicker show."
  • (David Morse) "He's enormous."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Can't be bigger than you."
  • (David Morse) "Arlen Bitterbuck, you have been condemned to die by a jury of your peers, sentence imposed by a judge in good standing in this state. Do you have anything to say before the sentence is carried out?"
  • (Harry Dean Stanton) "Yeah. I want a fried chicken dinner with gravy on the taters, I want to s*** in your hat, and I got to have Mae West sit on my face, because I am one horny motherf***er."
  • (David Morse) "He's chokin'. Whatever he sucked out of her, he's choking on."
  • (David Morse) "You all right in there?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Yeah, for a man pissing razor blades."

Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb

  • (Tom Hanks) "C'mon Wild Bill, you're gonna walk your walk."
  • (Sam Rockwell) "Don't you call me that. Wild Bill Hickok was no range-rider. He was just another bushwackin' John Law. Dumb sonofabitch sat with his back to the door, kilt by a drunk."
  • (David Morse) "Oh my suds and body, a history lesson. Boy, you just never know just what your gonna get when you come to work everyday on the Green Mile."
  • (Tom Hanks) "I guess sometimes the past -- just catches up with you whether you want it to or not. It's silly --"
  • (Eve Brent) "Was it the film?"
  • (Eve Brent) "It was, wasn't it?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "I haven't spoken of these things in a long time, Ellie. Over sixty years."
  • (Eve Brent) "Paul -- I'm your friend."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Yes. Yes, you are."
  • (Tom Hanks) "I ever tell you I was a prison guard during the Depression?"
  • (Eve Brent) "You've mentioned it."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Did I mention I was in charge of Death Row? That I supervised all the executions?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "They usually call Death Row the Last Mile, but we called ours the Green Mile because the floor was the color of faded limes. We had the electric chair then; Old Sparky, we called it."
  • (Tom Hanks) "I've lived a lot of years, Ellie -- but 1935 takes the prize. That was the year I had the worst urinary infection of my life. That was also the year of John Coffey and the two dead girls --"
  • (Tom Hanks) "I guess sometimes the past just catches up with you, whether you want it to or not."
  • (Tom Hanks) "You watch, you son of a bitch."
  • (Tom Hanks) "The man is mean, careless, and stupid. Bad combination in a place like this."
  • (Tom Hanks) "We'll be doing this for real tomorrow night and I don't want nobody to remember some stupid joke like that and get it going again. You ever try to not to laugh in church when something funny gets stuck in your head? Same god**** thing."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Men under strain can snap; hurt themselves, hurt others. That's why our job is talking, not yelling. You'll do better to think of this place like an intensive care ward in a hospital."
  • (Doug Hutchison) "I think of it as a bucket of piss to drown rats in. That's all. Anybody doesn't like it can kiss my ass."
  • (Doug Hutchison) "How's that sit?"
  • (Doug Hutchison) "Try it. You'll be on the bread lines before the week is out."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Is his head properly shaved?"
  • (Barry Pepper) "Nope, it's all dandruffy and smells."
  • (Tom Hanks) "I'll take that as a yes."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Your name is John Coffey?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Yessir, Boss. Like the drink, only not spelled the same."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Oh, you can spell, can you?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Just my name boss. J-O --"
  • (Tom Hanks) "I just can't see God putting a gift like that in the hands of a man who would kill a child."
  • (Tom Hanks) "god****, the sponge is dry."
  • (David Morse) "Well, don't you stop it. Don't you do it. It's too late for that."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Toot, one more remark like that I'll have Van Hay roll on two for real. And I'll have one less crazy old trustee in the world."
  • (Tom Hanks) "We all know who your connections are, Percy. You ever threaten a man on this block again we're all gonna have a go. The job be damned."
  • (Doug Hutchison) "You done?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Get all this s*** back in the restraining room; you are cluttering up my mile."
  • (Tom Hanks) "I let Harry take those chains off you -- you gonna be nice?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "What did you just do to me?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "I helped it. Didn't I help it? I just took it back, is all. Awful tired now, boss. Dog tired."
  • (Tom Hanks) "They usually call death row the Last Mile, but we called ours the Green Mile, because the floor was the color of faded limes. We had the electric chair then. Old Sparky, we called it. I've lived a lot of years, Ellie, but 1935 takes the prize. That was the year I had the worst urinary infection of my life. That was also the year of John Coffey and the two dead girls."
  • (Tom Hanks) "I wanna hear about this new inmate, aside from how big he is."
  • (David Morse) "Monstrous big."
  • (Tom Hanks) "John, do you know where we're taking you?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Help a lady?"
  • (David Morse) "That's right. But how do you know?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Don't know. To tell the truth, Boss, I don't know much o' anything."
  • (Tom Hanks) "We each owe a death; there are no exceptions; but, oh God, sometimes the Green Mile seems so long."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Seeing a man die isn't enough for you, you gotta be close enough to smell his nuts cook?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "You let him get past you."
  • (Barry Pepper) "No I did not."
  • (David Morse) "Three grown men -- outsmarted by a mouse."
  • (Tom Hanks) "I've done some things in my life I'm not proud of, but this is the first time I've ever felt in real danger of hell."
  • (Tom Hanks) "John, do you know where we're taking you?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Help a lady?"
  • (David Morse) "That's right. But how do you know?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Don't know. To tell the truth, Boss, I don't know much'o anything."
  • (Tom Hanks) "What do you want me to do John? You want me to let you run out of here, see how far you can get?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Why would you do such a foolish thing?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "On the day of my judgment, when I stand before God, and He asks me why did I kill one of his true miracles, what am I gonna say? That it was my job? My job?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Now how about a preacher? Someone to say a little prayer with?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Don't want no preacher. You can say a prayer if you like."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Me? I suppose I could if it came to that."
  • (Tom Hanks) "A big man is ripping your ears off Percy. I'd do as he says."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Wipe your face before you get up, Dean."

Sam Rockwell as Wild Bill Wharton

  • (Sam Rockwell) "Barbecue, me and you. Stinky pinky, pew, pew. Or dilly, Jilly, Hilly or Bob. It was a french-fried Cajun named Delacroix."
  • (Tom Hanks) "You are about ten seconds away from spending the rest of your life in the padded room."
  • (Sam Rockwell) "All I wanted me was a little cornbread, motherf***ers. All I wanted me was a little cornbread."
  • (Sam Rockwell) "You love your sister? You make any noise, you know what happens. I'm gonna kill her instead of you. Understand?"
  • (Sam Rockwell) "Hey, hey, I'm gonna get some too, ain't I?"
  • (David Morse) "My ass you get some too."
  • (Tom Hanks) "What makes you think you deserve any?"
  • (Sam Rockwell) "'Cause I got a big pecker --"
  • (Sam Rockwell) "Come on, f***stick. No sneaking up on me this time. We'll go man to man."
  • (Sam Rockwell) "You can come in here on you legs, but you'll go out on you backs. Billy the kid gon' guarantee you that."
  • (Sam Rockwell) "Boy, watchu lookin' at? Watchu lookin' at? You limp noodle. Ya wanna kiss my ass? Ya wanna suck my dick?"

Barry Pepper as Dean Stanton

  • (Barry Pepper) "What did you do?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "I helped Del's mouse become a circus mouse. Gonna live in a mouse city. Down in --"
  • (David Morse) "Florida?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Boss Percy bad. He mean. He stepped on Del's mouse. I took it back though."
  • (Barry Pepper) "Well? What about Mrs. Moores? Was it like the mouse?"
  • (Barry Pepper) "Was it a m-m -- you know -- a miracle?"
  • (Barry Pepper) "Well? What about Mrs. Moores? Was it like the mouse? Was it a -- you know, a miracle?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Yes. Yes, it was. Damn --"

James Cromwell as Hal

  • (James Cromwell) "Percy. Something to say?"
  • (Doug Hutchison) "I didn't know the sponge was supposed to be wet."
  • (James Cromwell) "How many years you spend pissing on a toilet seat before someone told you to put it up?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Percy f***ed up, Hal, pure and simple."
  • (James Cromwell) "Is that your official position?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Don't you think it should be?"
  • (James Cromwell) "It's a tumor, Paul. A brain tumor."
  • (James Cromwell) "They got X-ray pictures of it. The size of a lemon, they said -- way deep down inside where they can't operate."
  • (James Cromwell) "I haven't told her. I can't think of how."
  • (James Cromwell) "For the life of me, Paul, I can't think of how to tell my wife -- she's going to die."
  • (James Cromwell) "WHAT IN THE BLUE f*** WAS THAT? There's puke all over the floor up there. And that smell. I had Van Hayes open both doors but that smell's not going out for five damn years that's what I'm bettin'. And that asshole, Wharton, is singing about it. You can hear him up there."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Can he carry a tune?"
  • (James Cromwell) "Okay, boys, what in the hell happened?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "An execution. A successful one."
  • (James Cromwell) "How in the name of Christ can you call that a success?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Eduard Delacroix is dead."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Isn't he?"
  • (James Cromwell) "Why don't you shut it down?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "He's still alive. You wanna shut it down while he's still alive?"

Michael Jeter as Eduard Delacroix

  • (Michael Jeter) "Oh, you're a mean bastard, Mr. Wetmore."
  • (Michael Jeter) "I thank you. Mr. Jingles thank you, my mom would thank you too but she's dead."

Graham Greene as Arlen Bitterbuck

  • (Graham Greene) "Do you believe that if a man repents enough for what he done wrong, than he'll get to go back to the time that was happiest for him and live there forever? Could that be what heaven's like?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "I just about believe that very thing."
  • (Graham Greene) "I had a young wife when I was eighteen. We spent the summer in the mountains, made love every night. After we would talk sometimes till the sun came up, and she'd lay there, bare breasted in the fire light -- that was my best time."

William Sadler as Klaus Detterick

  • (William Sadler) "KATIE. CORA."
  • (Sam Rockwell) "Ya like your sister? Ya make any noise, ya know what happens?"

Patricia Clarkson as Melinda Moores

  • (Patricia Clarkson) "I dreamed of you. I dreamed you were wandering in the dark, and so was I. We found each other. We found each other in the dark."
  • (Patricia Clarkson) "Why do you have so many scars?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Don't really remember, ma'am."
  • (Patricia Clarkson) "What's your name?"
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "John Coffey, ma'am."
  • (Patricia Clarkson) "Like the drink, only not spelled the same."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "No, ma'am. Not spelt the same at all."
  • (Patricia Clarkson) "Pig f***er."
  • (Patricia Clarkson) "I dreamed of you. I dreamed you were wandering in the dark. And so was I. And we found each other. We found each other in the dark."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Take it, John. It's a present."
  • (Patricia Clarkson) "It's St. Christopher. I want you to have it, Mr. Coffey. And wear it. He'll keep you safe. Please -- Wear it for me."
  • (Michael Clarke Duncan) "Thank you, ma'am."
  • (Patricia Clarkson) "Thank you, John."

Brent Briscoe as Bill Dodge

  • (Brent Briscoe) "I think this boy's cheese has done slid off his cracker."
  • (Earl the Plumber) "I been fixing the plumbing in here for ten years. I ain't never had to wear no damn tie before."
  • (Brent Briscoe) "Well you're a VIP today, Earl, so just shut up."

Harry Dean Stanton as Toot-Toot

  • (Harry Dean Stanton) "Gettin' to my knees. Prayin'. Lord in Heaven, sorry for all the bad s*** I've done, all the people I've trampled on, I hope they forgive me, I won't do it again, that's for sure."

Bonnie Hunt as Jan Edgecomb

  • (Bonnie Hunt) "Paul?"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Yeah?"
  • (Bonnie Hunt) "Not that I'm complaining --"
  • (Tom Hanks) "Uh-huh?"
  • (Bonnie Hunt) "But we haven't gone four times in one night since we were 19."
  • (Tom Hanks) "Yeah, we did at your mom's, yeah."

Gary Sinise as Burt Hammersmith

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