The Green Mile1999

The Green Mile (1999), written by Stephen King (novel) and Frank Darabont (screenplay), directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan. more »

[After Percy empties the restraint room, trying to catch Mr. Jingles]

Percy, you want to think about what you were doing just now?

[looks at Paul] I was trying to get the mouse. Are you blind?

Harry Terwilliger:
You also scared the living crap out of me and Bill. Not to mention the inmates. [nods towards the inmate cells]

So what? They aren't in cradle-school, in case you didn't notice. [to Paul] Although you treat them that way half the time.

We don't scare 'em any more than we have to, Percy. They're under enough strain as it is.

Men under strain can snap. Hurt themselves and 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 of a hospital.

I think of it as a bucket of piss to drown rats in, that's all. [scans their faces] Anybody doesn't like it, hm? You can kiss my ass. [Brutus grabs him by his collar and pushes him up against the wall] Don't. Yeah, you try it. Go on, try it. You'll be on the bread lines before the week is out.

[puts his hand on Brutus's arm] Okay, Brutal.

[Brutus looks towards Paul, then back towards Percy, then lets go of him]

[steps close] We all know who your connections are, Percy. You ever threaten a man on this block again, we all gonna have a go. Job be damned.

You done?

[disgusted] Get all this shit back in the restraining room; you are cluttering up my Mile.

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