The lives of guards on death row are affected by one of their charges: a man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. A spectacular performance by the late Michael Clarke Duncan who plays inmate John Coffey. The story is set in the 1930's, death row guards at a penitentiary end up having a moral dilemma  with their jobs when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift. Here is a great clip from the film.