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.
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)
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