Date created: April 2010
Release date 1994
Duration 142 min
Producer(s) Liz Glotzer, David V. Lester, Niki Marvin...more
Director(s) Frank Darabont...more
Writer(s) Stephen King, Frank Darabont...more
Cast Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton...more
I want to know, how the score comes out.
I'll show you, how the score comes out [crumbles test paper]
. TWO POINTS! THERE'S YOUR GODDAMN SCORE! Cats crawling on trees, five time five is twenty-five. [shouts]
FUCK THIS PLACE! FUCK IT! [Smacks book off the library table, and stormed out]
[narrating] Not long after the warden deprived us of his company, I got a postcard in the mail. It was blank, but the postmark said Fort Hancock, Texas. Fort Hancock... right on the border. That's where Andy crossed. When I picture him heading south in his own car with the top down, it always makes me laugh. Andy Dufresne... who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side. Andy Dufresne... headed for the Pacific.
Bad luck, I guess. It floats around. It's got to land on somebody. It was my turn, that's all. I was in the path of the tornado. I just didn't expect the storm would last as long as it has.
Hey, Fat Ass. Fat Ass! Talk to me boy! I know you're there I can hear you breathin'. Don't you listen to these nitwits you hear me? This place ain't so bad. Tell you what, I'll introduce you around, make you feel right at home. I know a couple of big old bull queers that'd just love to make you're acquaintance. Especially that big, white, mushy butt of yours.
God! I don't belong here! I want to go home!
We have a winner!
And it's Fat Ass by a nose!
[reading letter from Brooks] "I doubt they'll kick up any fuss. Not for an old crook like me. PS: tell Heywood I'm sorry I put a knife to his throat. No hard feelings, Brooks."
[pause] He should've died in here.
Mr. Dufresne, describe the confrontation you had with your wife the night that she was murdered.
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.
[Warden Norton finds the bible in his safe after Andy escapes and finds the message Andy left for him]
Dear Warden, You were right. Salvation lies within. [Norton flips through a couple of pages to find the outline of the rock hammer that was hidden in the Book of Exodus within the Bible, and then drops it on the floor in shock]
It's a fine morning, ain't it? You know why it's a fine morning, don't ya? Come on, set 'em down. I want 'em all lined up, just like a pretty little chorus line. [the cons pull out cigarettes and hand them over to Heywood, who lines them up in front of him. He takes a long whiff]
Ah, yes. Richmond, Virginia.
Smell my ass.