History YMMV / TheShawshankRedemption

11th Sep '16 12:12:28 PM maxwellsilver
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The score is written by Music/ThomasNewman. [[Film/AmericanBeauty Beautiful]] [[Film/RoadToPerdition music]] [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents is]] [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo a]] [[WesternAnimation/WallE given]]. Also, the song (Taken from ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'') that Andy plays to the entire prison while inside the warden's office.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The score is written by Music/ThomasNewman. [[Film/AmericanBeauty Beautiful]] [[Film/RoadToPerdition music]] [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents is]] [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo a]] [[WesternAnimation/WallE given]].Beautiful music is a given. Also, the song (Taken from ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'') that Andy plays to the entire prison while inside the warden's office.



** [[WardensAreEvil Warden]] Samuel [[NonActionBigBad Norton]] seems like a stern but [[FauxAffablyEvil affable]] prison bureaucrat before he reveals the true extent of his immorality and corruption. He sets up a scheme to underbid public construction projects with cheap prison labor and pockets the buy-off money from the desperate private contractors he blackmails, using Andy's financial knowledge to launder the illegal money. When a new inmate named Tommy has proof of Andy's innocence, Norton has him shot in the yard by [[TheDragon Captain Byron T. Hadley]] and has the murder passed off as an escape attempt. He throws Andy in solitary confinement for a month, then threatens to destroy everything Andy has built to improve Shawshank over the past 20 years in prison and make sure that he'll be handed over to the rapists again, before giving Andy another month in isolation just to think about it.
** Bogs Diamond is the leader of a prison gang called "The Sisters", who prey on weaker inmates to [[PrisonRape rape them again and again]] for as long as they like. Bogs sets his sights on Andy and together with his gang makes repeated attempts to rape and brutalize Andy over the course of several years, succeeding about half the time. When Andy tries to fight off the latest attempt, Bogs threatens to shiv Andy through the skull if he doesn't give him and his buddy oral sex. When Andy talks him out of it by playing on his ignorance, he beats Andy straight into the infirmary for a month instead.
-->'''Andy:''' I don't suppose it would make any difference if I explained to them I'm not a homosexual.\\

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** [[WardensAreEvil Warden]] Warden Samuel [[NonActionBigBad Norton]] Norton seems like a stern but [[FauxAffablyEvil affable]] affable prison bureaucrat before he reveals the true extent of his immorality and corruption. He sets up a scheme to underbid public construction projects with cheap prison labor and pockets the buy-off money from the desperate private contractors he blackmails, using Andy's financial knowledge to launder the illegal money. When a new inmate named Tommy has proof of Andy's innocence, Norton has him shot in the yard by [[TheDragon Captain Byron T. Hadley]] Hadley and has the murder passed off as an escape attempt. He throws Andy in solitary confinement for a month, then threatens to destroy everything Andy has built to improve Shawshank over the past 20 years in prison and make sure that he'll be handed over to the rapists again, before giving Andy another month in isolation just to think about it.
** Bogs Diamond is the leader of a prison gang called "The Sisters", who prey on weaker inmates to [[PrisonRape rape them again and again]] again for as long as they like. Bogs sets his sights on Andy and together with his gang makes repeated attempts to rape and brutalize Andy over the course of several years, succeeding about half the time. When Andy tries to fight off the latest attempt, Bogs threatens to shiv Andy through the skull if he doesn't give him and his buddy oral sex. When Andy talks him out of it by playing on his ignorance, he beats Andy straight into the infirmary for a month instead.
-->'''Andy:''' --->'''Andy:''' I don't suppose it would make any difference if I explained to them I'm not a homosexual.\\



* FandomRivalry: With, of all things, ''Film/TheGodfather''. The two have been competing for the #1 spot on the Website/{{IMDb}} Top 250 for years, though ''Shawshank'' is more frequently on the top spot. One of ''The Godfather''[='=]s reigns at #1 was ended when fans of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' tried to game the system and make their film #1, but only succeeded in putting ''Shawshank'' back at #1. Fans of ''The Godfather'' were not happy, but took their frustration out on ''Shawshank'' fans on [=IMDb=] forums.

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* FandomRivalry: With, of all things, ''Film/TheGodfather''. The two have been competing for the #1 spot on the Website/{{IMDb}} Top 250 for years, though ''Shawshank'' is more frequently on the top spot. One of ''The Godfather''[='=]s Godfather''[='s=] reigns at #1 was ended when fans of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' tried to game the system and make their film #1, but only succeeded in putting ''Shawshank'' back at #1. Fans of ''The Godfather'' were not happy, but took their frustration out on ''Shawshank'' fans on [=IMDb=] forums.



* MagnificentBastard: Another rare heroic example is Andy Dufresne. Upon discovering the deteriorating condition of the wall of his cell, he [[spoiler:slowly (as in over the course of twenty years) carves an escape tunnel through it]]. Meanwhile, he works his way into the trust of the Warden, who is under the mistaken assumption that ''he'' is the MagnificentBastard. Twenty years later, Andy [[spoiler:escapes from the prison, taking a new identity--that he happened to create for the purposes of laundering the Warden's embezzled money, thus making himself a millionaire--and having the Warden and sadistic guard both arrested]]...all without mentioning a single word of his plan to anyone...not even his best friend. Andy is like the heroic version of [[Film/TheUsualSuspects Keyzer Soze]], and gives us one of the most satisfying endings in film history.

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* MagnificentBastard: Another rare heroic example is Andy Dufresne. Upon discovering the deteriorating condition of the wall of his cell, he [[spoiler:slowly (as in over the course of twenty years) carves an escape tunnel through it]]. Meanwhile, he works his way into the trust of the Warden, who is under the mistaken assumption that ''he'' is the MagnificentBastard. ChessMaster. Twenty years later, Andy [[spoiler:escapes from the prison, taking a new identity--that identity -- that he happened to create for the purposes of laundering the Warden's embezzled money, thus making himself a millionaire--and millionaire -- and having the Warden and sadistic guard both arrested]]...all without mentioning a single word of his plan to anyone...not even his best friend. Andy is like the heroic version of [[Film/TheUsualSuspects Keyzer Soze]], and gives us one of the most satisfying endings in film history.



** Also, [[spoiler:Hadley]] crossed this when he threatened to [[spoiler:throw Andy off the roof and pretend Andy fell off.]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Beating up]] the emotionally-overwhelmed inmate earlier on could be excused by claiming he did it to deter other prisoners from making noise, but his later threat has no excuse.

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** Also, [[spoiler:Hadley]] crossed this when he threatened to [[spoiler:throw Andy off the roof and pretend Andy fell off.]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Beating up]] up the emotionally-overwhelmed inmate earlier on could be excused by claiming he did it to deter other prisoners from making noise, but his later threat has no excuse.



* NightmareFuel: To start, Andy undergoes a decades-long sentence for a crime he didn't commit. Long prison sentences and executions on false charges are unfortunately [[AdultFear things that happen in real life]].
** [[PrisonRape The]] [[RapeAsDrama Sisters]]. Bonus points for Bogs actually saying "Get his pants off!" during the first beatdown. The audience is forced to think about what will happen.

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To start, Andy undergoes a decades-long sentence for a crime he didn't commit. Long prison sentences and executions on false charges are unfortunately [[AdultFear things that happen in real life]].
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** [[PrisonRape The]] [[RapeAsDrama Sisters]].The Sisters. Bonus points for Bogs actually saying "Get his pants off!" during the first beatdown. The audience is forced to think about what will happen.



* VindicatedByHistory: Though the movie was warmly received by critics in 1994, it had ''[[Film/ForrestGump a lot]] [[Disney/TheLionKing of competition]] [[Film/PulpFiction that year]]''. As a result, it failed to win any of the Oscars that it was nominated for (see AwardSnub above), and [[AcclaimedFlop barely managed to make back its budget at the box-office]] (even worse, word of mouth was spreading, and it was starting to do better business just as it was yanked from theaters). It has since come to be regarded as one of the finest films of the 1990's, and it has consistently been one of the highest user-rated movie on Website/IMDb for nearly a decade. [[note]] As of this writing, it holds the #1 spot, though it was second to ''Film/TheGodfather'' for much of that time (see FandomRivalry above).[[/note]]

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* VindicatedByHistory: Though the movie was warmly received by critics in 1994, it had ''[[Film/ForrestGump a lot]] [[Disney/TheLionKing ''a lot of competition]] [[Film/PulpFiction competition that year]]''. year''. As a result, it failed to win any of the Oscars that it was nominated for (see AwardSnub above), and [[AcclaimedFlop barely managed to make back its budget at the box-office]] box-office (even worse, word of mouth was spreading, and it was starting to do better business just as it was yanked from theaters). It has since come to be regarded as one of the finest films of the 1990's, and it has consistently been one of the highest user-rated movie on Website/IMDb for nearly a decade. [[note]] As of this writing, it holds the #1 spot, though it was second to ''Film/TheGodfather'' for much of that time (see FandomRivalry above).[[/note]]
27th Aug '16 6:36:11 PM Kitch
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* FandomRivalry: With, of all things, ''Film/TheGodfather''. The two have been competing for the #1 spot on the Website/{{IMDb}} Top 250 for years, though ''Shawshank'' is more frequently on the top spot. One of ''The Godfather''[='=]s reigns at #1 was ended when fans of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' tried to game the system and make their film #1, but only succeeded in putting ''Shawshank'' back at #1. Fans of ''The Godfather'' were not happy, but took their frustration out on ''Shawshank'' fans on IMDb forums.

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* FandomRivalry: With, of all things, ''Film/TheGodfather''. The two have been competing for the #1 spot on the Website/{{IMDb}} Top 250 for years, though ''Shawshank'' is more frequently on the top spot. One of ''The Godfather''[='=]s reigns at #1 was ended when fans of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' tried to game the system and make their film #1, but only succeeded in putting ''Shawshank'' back at #1. Fans of ''The Godfather'' were not happy, but took their frustration out on ''Shawshank'' fans on IMDb [=IMDb=] forums.
27th Aug '16 6:35:30 PM Kitch
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* FandomRivalry: In 2008, a somewhat complicated series of votes on Website/{{IMDb}} to give ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' the spot on the Top 250 as the #1 film of all time (that was from ''Film/TheGodfather'') ultimately led to ''Shawshank'' topping the list. ''Film/TheGodfather'' had held that position for quite a long stretch of time, and its fans were, to put it mildly, not impressed; even now, over a year later, a visit to ''Shawshank'''s Website/{{IMDb}} forums reveals thread after thread attacking it as unworthy of being #1 (and, implicitly or explicitly, favouring ''The Godfather''). This makes the movie inevitably HilariousInHindsight when you think about the WesternAnimation/RobotChicken [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3jfbAcsfX8 sketch]] where... [[XMeetsY well, you know]].

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* FandomRivalry: In 2008, a somewhat complicated series With, of votes all things, ''Film/TheGodfather''. The two have been competing for the #1 spot on the Website/{{IMDb}} to give Top 250 for years, though ''Shawshank'' is more frequently on the top spot. One of ''The Godfather''[='=]s reigns at #1 was ended when fans of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' tried to game the spot on the Top 250 as the #1 system and make their film of all time (that was from ''Film/TheGodfather'') ultimately led to #1, but only succeeded in putting ''Shawshank'' topping the list. ''Film/TheGodfather'' had held that position for quite a long stretch back at #1. Fans of time, and its fans were, to put it mildly, not impressed; even now, over a year later, a visit to ''Shawshank'''s Website/{{IMDb}} forums reveals thread after thread attacking it as unworthy of being #1 (and, implicitly or explicitly, favouring ''The Godfather''). This makes the movie inevitably HilariousInHindsight when you think about the WesternAnimation/RobotChicken [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3jfbAcsfX8 sketch]] where... [[XMeetsY well, you know]].Godfather'' were not happy, but took their frustration out on ''Shawshank'' fans on IMDb forums.
27th Aug '16 6:27:58 PM Kitch
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* VindicatedByHistory: Though the movie was warmly received by critics in 1994, it had ''[[Film/Forrest Gump a lot]] [[Disney/TheLionKing of competition]] [[Film/PulpFiction that year]]''. As a result, it failed to win any of the Oscars that it was nominated for (see AwardSnub above), and [[AcclaimedFlop barely managed to make back its budget at the box-office]] (even worse, word of mouth was spreading, and it was starting to do better business just as it was yanked from theaters). It has since come to be regarded as one of the finest films of the 1990's, and it has consistently been one of the highest user-rated movie on Website/IMDb for nearly a decade. [[note]] As of this writing, it holds the #1 spot, though it was second to ''Film/TheGodfather'' for much of that time (see FandomRivalry above).[[/note]]

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* VindicatedByHistory: Though the movie was warmly received by critics in 1994, it had ''[[Film/Forrest Gump ''[[Film/ForrestGump a lot]] [[Disney/TheLionKing of competition]] [[Film/PulpFiction that year]]''. As a result, it failed to win any of the Oscars that it was nominated for (see AwardSnub above), and [[AcclaimedFlop barely managed to make back its budget at the box-office]] (even worse, word of mouth was spreading, and it was starting to do better business just as it was yanked from theaters). It has since come to be regarded as one of the finest films of the 1990's, and it has consistently been one of the highest user-rated movie on Website/IMDb for nearly a decade. [[note]] As of this writing, it holds the #1 spot, though it was second to ''Film/TheGodfather'' for much of that time (see FandomRivalry above).[[/note]]
27th Aug '16 6:27:36 PM Kitch
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* VindicatedByHistory: Though the movie was warmly received by critics in 1994, it failed to win any of the Oscars that it was nominated for (see AwardSnub above), and [[AcclaimedFlop barely managed to make back its budget at the box-office]] (even worse, word of mouth was spreading, and it was starting to do better business just as it was yanked from theaters). It has since come to be regarded as one of the finest films of the 1990's, and it has consistently been one of the highest user-rated movie on Website/IMDb for nearly a decade. [[note]] As of this writing, it holds the #1 spot, though it was second to ''Film/TheGodfather'' for much of that time (see FandomRivalry above).[[/note]]

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* VindicatedByHistory: Though the movie was warmly received by critics in 1994, it had ''[[Film/Forrest Gump a lot]] [[Disney/TheLionKing of competition]] [[Film/PulpFiction that year]]''. As a result, it failed to win any of the Oscars that it was nominated for (see AwardSnub above), and [[AcclaimedFlop barely managed to make back its budget at the box-office]] (even worse, word of mouth was spreading, and it was starting to do better business just as it was yanked from theaters). It has since come to be regarded as one of the finest films of the 1990's, and it has consistently been one of the highest user-rated movie on Website/IMDb for nearly a decade. [[note]] As of this writing, it holds the #1 spot, though it was second to ''Film/TheGodfather'' for much of that time (see FandomRivalry above).[[/note]]
9th Aug '16 10:04:07 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In 2015, when inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility, their escape was compared to Andy's in this movie.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In 2015, when inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dC0UXSOxTs their escape was compared to Andy's in this movie.movie]].
23rd Jun '16 12:56:53 AM TomPhanto
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** In 2015, when inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility, their escape was compared to Andy's in this movie.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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FunnyAneurysmMoment: In 2015, when inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility, their escape was compared to Andy's in this movie.
23rd Jun '16 12:56:13 AM TomPhanto
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In 2015, when inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility, their escape was compared to Andy's in this movie.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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In 2015, when inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility, their escape was compared to Andy's in this movie.



* ToughActToFollow: Frank Darabont has yet to make another film as beloved as this and may never do it.


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* ToughActToFollow: Frank Darabont has yet to make another film as beloved as this and may never do it.
19th Jun '16 8:14:53 PM AdamC
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-->'''Andy:''' I don't suppose it would make any difference if I explained to them I'm not a homosexual.\\
'''Red:''' Neither are they. You have to be human to qualify.
8th Jun '16 6:10:32 PM KingClark
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** Andy keeps [[spoiler: the rock hammer that facilitates his escape hidden in the Bible, in the book of Exodus.]]:

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** Andy keeps [[spoiler: the rock hammer that facilitates his escape hidden in the Bible, in the book of Exodus.]]:Exodus]].
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