R | | Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Stephen King has said that his original novella was a culmination of all the memories he had from watching prison movies when he was a child.
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.
Andy's 1955 library letter carries a 1954-series 3-cent stamp, which is correct; but the letter beneath his has a 1923 series, which hadn't been issued since 1938, and the other two have just two cents in postage.
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 previous versions, when Tommy is killed, only two shots are heard and four bullet holes are seen. In the DVD version, four are heard.
$727,326 (USA) (20 November 1994)
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