R | | Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
The role of Tommy Williams was intended for Brad Pitt, who instead played the lead role in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) the same year.
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.
During Andy's nineteen year detention and for about a year afterwards (until Red meets him again) he doesn't seem to age a single day. A prisoner suffering a harsh regime and poor diet would age considerably during that time.
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)
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