R | | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Stephen King's novella shares several plot points with a nine-page short story written by Leo Tolstoy called "God Sees the Truth, But Waits." Both are about men sent to prison for murders they didn't commit.
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.
In the original scene where Andy is switching the books and shoes he hands the warden the deposit slips and says, "three deposits, Sir". When Red is retelling the story and the scene is repeated Andy says, "three deposits tonight."
The man who cried and was beaten when Andy first arrived is listed and credited as "Fat Ass" -- the other inmates' nickname for him.
$727,326 (USA) (25 September 1994)