R | | Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Stephen King's novella shares several plot points with a nine-page short story written by Leo Tolstoy called "God Sees the Truth, But Waits." Both are about men sent to prison for murders they didn't commit.
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.
Where did Red get the poster of Rita Hayworth? Also, the word "poster" wasn't in the conversation between Red and Andy so another prop of Rita Hayworth could have been given.
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.
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