R | | Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
This was DP Roger Deakins first Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography. It would be 23 years and 13 nominations later before he finally won the coveted Statuette, for " Blade Runner 2049".
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 Red narrates Tommy Williams's arrival at Shawshank in 1965, he mentions he was caught sneaking TVs out the back door of a JCPenney. That store was not known by that name until 1971, after its founder and namesake, James Cash Penney, died and they were renamed in his honor. Before then it was known simply as Penney's.
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) (20 November 1994)