History Film / TheShawshankRedemption

30th Mar '17 7:52:10 PM Eddy1215
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** A nonverbal one, when [[spoiler:Andy exposes Norton's embezzlement and the FBI comes to arrest him, he looks at the picture frame on his wall "His Judgment Cometh, And That Right Soon"]].
26th Mar '17 6:40:31 PM HawkbitAlpha
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-->'''Andy:''' The funny thing is, on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook.

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-->'''Andy:''' The funny thing is, on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I [[HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook had to come to prison to be a crook.crook]].
6th Mar '17 12:27:13 AM Sabrewing
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** To launder Warden Norton's funds, Andy invents a false person named Randall Stevens, calling him "second cousin to Theatre/{{Harvey}} the Rabbit".
2nd Mar '17 12:40:10 AM TrollBrutal
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In 1947, young banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted and found guilty of the murder of his wife and her lover; he is sentenced to life in prison, and his sentence is to be served at Maine's Shawshank penitentiary. The conditions are terrible, many of his fellow prisoners are sadistic, and many of the guards are even worse -- but life begins to look up as Dufresne becomes acquainted with an old black con, Ellis Redding (Creator/MorganFreeman, who also serves in-character as the movie's narrator), commonly referred to as Red. A friendship begins after Red (whose nickname is drawn from his surname; in the original story he was a red-haired Irishman and his real name was never given), "the man who knows how to get things," procures a rock hammer for Dufresne, an object he wishes to own in order to carve an alabaster-and-soapstone chess set. The friendship will only strengthen over the coming years.

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In 1947, young banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) (Creator/TimRobbins) is convicted and found guilty of the murder of his wife and her lover; he is sentenced to life in prison, and his sentence is to be served at Maine's Shawshank penitentiary. The conditions are terrible, many of his fellow prisoners are sadistic, and many of the guards are even worse -- but life begins to look up as Dufresne becomes acquainted with an old black con, Ellis Redding (Creator/MorganFreeman, who also serves in-character as the movie's narrator), commonly referred to as Red. A friendship begins after Red (whose nickname is drawn from his surname; in the original story he was a red-haired Irishman and his real name was never given), "the man who knows how to get things," procures a rock hammer for Dufresne, an object he wishes to own in order to carve an alabaster-and-soapstone chess set. The friendship will only strengthen over the coming years.
1st Mar '17 9:58:01 PM karategal
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In 1947, young banker Andy Dufresne (Creator/TimRobbins) is convicted and found guilty of the murder of his wife and her lover; he is sentenced to life in prison, and his sentence is to be served at Maine's Shawshank penitentiary. The conditions are terrible, many of his fellow prisoners are sadistic, and many of the guards are even worse -- but life begins to look up as Dufresne becomes acquainted with an old black con, Ellis Redding (Creator/MorganFreeman, who also serves in-character as the movie's narrator), commonly referred to as Red. A friendship begins after Red (whose nickname is drawn from his surname; in the original story he was a red-haired Irishman and his real name was never given), "the man who knows how to get things," procures a rock hammer for Dufresne, an object he wishes to own in order to carve an alabaster-and-soapstone chess set. The friendship will only strengthen over the coming years.

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In 1947, young banker Andy Dufresne (Creator/TimRobbins) (Tim Robbins) is convicted and found guilty of the murder of his wife and her lover; he is sentenced to life in prison, and his sentence is to be served at Maine's Shawshank penitentiary. The conditions are terrible, many of his fellow prisoners are sadistic, and many of the guards are even worse -- but life begins to look up as Dufresne becomes acquainted with an old black con, Ellis Redding (Creator/MorganFreeman, who also serves in-character as the movie's narrator), commonly referred to as Red. A friendship begins after Red (whose nickname is drawn from his surname; in the original story he was a red-haired Irishman and his real name was never given), "the man who knows how to get things," procures a rock hammer for Dufresne, an object he wishes to own in order to carve an alabaster-and-soapstone chess set. The friendship will only strengthen over the coming years.
23rd Feb '17 1:14:35 AM Folamh3
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Hadley and Norton are married, Hadley has kids as mentioned in the rooftop scene, and Norton mentions his wife made the needlepoint used to conceal the safe. A shot of his wife's photo is visible as Norton loads his gun [[spoiler: just before he shoots himself]]. However, while Hadley is ready to defend his wife's honor when he thinks Andy insulted her, Warden Norton only comments on his wife in passing, so his attachment to her remains murky.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Hadley and Norton are married, each have wives, Hadley has kids as mentioned in the rooftop scene, and Norton mentions his wife made the needlepoint used to conceal the safe. A shot of his wife's photo is visible as Norton loads his gun [[spoiler: just before he shoots himself]]. However, while Hadley is ready to defend his wife's honor when he thinks Andy insulted her, Warden Norton only comments on his wife in passing, so his attachment to her remains murky.
23rd Feb '17 1:09:58 AM Folamh3
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* ContrivedCoincidence: A man killed Andy's wife and her lover on the exact night that Andy was drunkenly stalking them with a loaded gun.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: A man killed Andy's wife and her lover on the exact night that Andy was drunkenly stalking them with a loaded gun. Lampshaded by Andy and the prosecution in the opening scene.
15th Feb '17 12:52:53 PM DaveCastle
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** In Hungary, it's "A remény rabjai" (Prisoners of hope).
6th Feb '17 6:00:47 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: Andy and Red are both imprisoned at Shawshank for murder, and the story sees both of them finding redemption in their own ways. Red (who's guilty) comes to honestly atone for his crimes, and ultimately [[spoiler: convinces the parole board that he deserves a second chance at life]]; Andy (who's innocent) still blames himself for indirectly getting his wife killed by [[spoiler: driving her into the arms of a man marked for death]], but he [[WhatYouAreInTheDark proves himself to be a genuinely decent man with his good deeds behind bars]], and ultimately [[spoiler: escapes from Shawshank when he decides that he's earned his second chance at life]].
12th Jan '17 5:03:42 PM dunicha
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* SmugSnake: Blatch, the only criminal in the movie to gloat to others about killing people. [[spoiler:In his conversation with Tommy, Blatch mentions the very murders that get pinned on Andy]]. You'd think this would be the kind of thing that would backfire, and yet [[spoiler:because of the warden's desire to keep this secret, Blatch gets away with this in spite of said gloating]]. For contrast, most inmates claim innocence, while Red claims guilt but also remorse. Also, Warden Norton, who thinks he has the perfect setup and has complete control of the situation. He's played like a fiddle in the climax by Andy.

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* SmugSnake: Blatch, the only criminal in the movie to gloat to others about killing people. [[spoiler:In his conversation with Tommy, Blatch mentions the very murders that get pinned on Andy]]. You'd think this would be the kind of thing that would backfire, and yet [[spoiler:because of the warden's desire to keep this his own crimes secret, Blatch gets away with this in spite of said gloating]]. For contrast, most inmates claim innocence, while Red claims guilt but also remorse. Also, Warden Norton, who thinks he has the perfect setup and has complete control of the situation. He's played like a fiddle in the climax by Andy.
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