R | | Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Stephen King has considered this to be one of his favorite film adaptations based on his own work.
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.
The "Jughead" comic book being read by the guard in the bathroom during the playing of The Marriage of Figaro record wasn't a stand-alone title until 1965, more than a decade after that part of the story takes place.
The man who cried and was beaten when Andy first arrived is listed and credited as "Fat Ass" -- the other inmates' nickname for him.
In the 2004 10th Anniversary release, a goof where the bullet hole under the warden's chin is in a different location from where he placed the gun barrel a moment before he committed suicide has been corrected. (See Goofs.)
$727,326 (USA) (20 November 1994)