The Green Mile Pay It Forward Proof Of Life

08/10/2001
  |  Buy to Own: 08/10/2001
  |  435 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Triple bill of recent Hollywood releases. 'The Green Mile' is a screen adaptation of Stephen King's best-seller. In 1935 Louisiana prison guard Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) meets convict John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan) and it is an experience which will change his life forever. Coffey, an eight foot giant, is on Death Row convicted of the murder of two children - and he is afraid to sleep in his cell without a night-light. Coffey also has a special gift, one which he uses to prove to the guards that he has been wrongfully convicted. In 'Pay It Forward' school teacher Eugene Simonet (Kevin Spacey) sets his class an assignment: they must each think up a way to make the world a better place. This prompts eleven-year-old Trevor McKinney (Haley Joel Osment) to develop the idea that instead of paying back good deeds, one should instead pay them forward. Putting his idea into practice, Trevor performs an act of kindness for three different people, requiring each of those three to perform three further kindnesses themselves. In doing so he starts a chain reaction which does indeed make the world a better place. Whilst in 'Proof of Life' Peter Bowman (David Morse) is an American engineer kidnapped by guerrillas while working in Latin America. His wife Alice (Meg Ryan) is unable to raise the requested $5m in ransom money and turns to hostage retrieval expert Terry Thorne (Russell Crowe) for help. Terry tries to negotiate a lower price with the guerrillas, but also finds himself falling for Alice; then, when information about Peter's location filters through, Terry decides it is time to mount an armed rescue mission.