R | | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
The film's initial gross of eighteen million dollars could not even cover the cost of its production. It did another ten million dollars in the wake of its Oscar nominations, but the film was still deemed to be a box-office failure.
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.
When Andy and Red are playing checkers outside after discussing Randy Stevens in the library, the checker board they are playing was manufactured by Pressman in the 1980s/90s.
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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