R | | Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
This movie was released in Taiwan as "1995: Fantastic" (it was released in Taiwan in 1995). Many viewers thought it would be an action movie.
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.
At the very beginning of the film Andy (while sitting in his car) goes to grab his bottle and the gun in his lap vanishes and reappears between shots.
The man who cried and was beaten when Andy first arrived is listed and credited as "Fat Ass" -- the other inmates' nickname for him.
Italian version is about 15 minutes shorter than the USA version and omits parts of the epilogue showing Red's everyday life after he has been released from prison.
$727,326 (USA) (20 November 1994)
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