The Shawshank Redemption (1994) • Screenplay

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And we can't forget the man behind the idea, Stephen King. The screenplay is based on King's novella, "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption".

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Red, serving a life sentence, and Andy Dufresne, a mild-mannered banker wrongly convicted of murder, forge an unlikely bond that will span more than twenty years. Together they discover hope as the ultimate means of survival. Under horrifying conditions and the ever-present threat of violence, two lifers reclaim their souls and find freedom within their hearts in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.

It's funny. On the outside, I was an honest man. Straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook.

pg. 80 : scene 167

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Frank Darabont is a producer, director and writer also known for The Green Mile (1999), The Walking Dead (2010-2021), and The Mist (2007).

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