The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

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  • Morgan Freeman and Frank Darabont in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Morgan Freeman and Frank Darabont in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • James Whitmore in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Frank Darabont in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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Trivia

This film is the second time that James Whitmore (who plays Brooks in this film) plays an incarcerated character who fears release. The first, was The Twilight Zone: On Thursday We Leave for Home (1963).


Quotes

District Attorney: 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.


Goofs

The narrator says "Five hundred yards. The length of five football fields. Just shy of half a mile." There are 1760 yards in a mile. 880 yards is half a mile. 500 yards is not even a third of a mile, a long way from 'Just shy.'


Crazy Credits

The man who cried and was beaten when Andy first arrived is listed and credited as "Fat Ass" -- the other inmates' nickname for him.


Alternate Versions

One HBO showing included three extra scenes introduced by Morgan Freeman. One of the extra scenes showed Red, after his release, marveling over the mistaken idea that women no longer wore bras. Another earlier deleted scene shows more of the uncovering of Andy's escape route, including a guard who is sent down the shaft and who throws up when he realizes the sewer has been breached. Upon hearing this, and realizing Andy's successful escape, Red begins laughing hysterically in his cell, for which he is sent to solitary confinement and where he continues to laugh.


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Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher
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