R | | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Stephen King has said that his original novella was a culmination of all the memories he had from watching prison movies when he was a child.
Mr. Dufresne, describe the confrontation you had with your wife the night that she was murdered.
Andy Dufresne: It was very bitter. She said she was glad I knew, that she hated all the sneaking around. And she said that she wanted a divorce in Reno.
Hydrogen sulfide a toxic gas given off by bacteria in sewerage. The gas causes an inability to breath, unconsciousness and finally death. Andy could never have survived a crawl through "five football fields" of such toxic gas to freedom.
The man who cried and was beaten when Andy first arrived is listed and credited as "Fat Ass" -- the other inmates' nickname for him.
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