The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Poster

Joseph Ragno: Ernie



  • Red : These walls are funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That's institutionalized.

    Heywood : Shit. I could never get like that.

    Ernie : Oh yeah? Say that when you been here as long as Brooks has.

    Red : Goddamn right. They send you here for life, and that's exactly what they take. The part that counts, anyway.

  • [after Brooks held a knife to Heywood's throat] 

    Andy Dufresne : I just don't understand what happened in there.

    Heywood : Old man's crazy as a rat in a tin shithouse, is what.

    Red : Oh Heywood, that's enough out of you!

    Ernie : I heard he had you shittin' in your pants!

    Heywood : Fuck you!

    Red : Would you knock it off? Brooks ain't no bug. He's just... just institutionalized.

    Heywood : Institutionalized, my ass.

    Red : The man's been in here fifty years, Heywood. Fifty years! This is all he knows. In here, he's an important man. He's an educated man. Outside, he's nothin'! Just a used up con with arthritis in both hands.

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