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

Andy and Red's opening chat in the prison yard, in which Red is throwing a baseball, took nine hours to shoot. Morgan Freeman threw the baseball for the entire nine hours without a word of complaint. He showed up for work the next day with his left arm in a sling.


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

Andy is convicted for the murder of his wife and the golf pro based on muddy footprints leading up to the house, the inability to match a gun to bullets, and testimonies from the neighbors. In real life, a second set of footprints leading up to the house (the killer's), presumably in the mud, and the fact that the neighbors undoubtedly would've heard a gunshot several minutes after Andy's encounter with the couple (whereas if Andy had done it, the gunshot probably would've been right after the shouting), might have been enough to prevent his conviction (or at least delay it until the second suspect was identified).


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

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.


Soundtracks

Lovesick Blues
by
Cliff Friend and Irving Mills
Performed by Hank Williams
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets

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