The film is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen king. One day, a new inmate – John Coffey, convicted of murdering little girls-enters the death row. Coffey attracts the attention of the unit's chief, Paul Edgecombe. He's seen a lot of criminals over the years, and he knows a little about people. Paul doubts Coffey's guilt, because despite his intimidating appearance, he has kindness and humanity. Just over time, it turns out that John is the owner of an amazing gift-the ability to heal. Paul realizes that such a person can not be a murderer. But what to do, and how to help him?