THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
Film 1994. Written by Frank Darabont. Directed by Frank Darabont. Starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, James Whitmore.
Source Features: BBB (10) TIMELINE (5) MAP (4) OTHER (45) THEMES (1)

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BOGUS BUSINESS BUREAU
1Brooks Hatlen Memorial Library BBBEntertainmentLibraries

Brooks Hatlen Memorial Library




2Daily Bugle BBBPeriodicalsNewspapers

Daily Bugle
Newspaper headline: Corruption, Murder at Shawshank.



3Maine National Bank BBBFinancial CompaniesBanks

Maine National Bank
Andy mentions to the warden first - one of two deposits. Later, Andy visits the bank as Randall Stephens after escaping.



4Moresby Marauders BBBSportsBaseball Teams

Moresby Marauders
Baseball team.



5National Trailways BBBTransportationBus Lines

National Trailways
Bus Red rides.



6New England First BBBFinancial CompaniesBanks

New England First
Andy mentions to the warden - one of two deposits.



7Pawn Shop BBBRetailPawn Shops

Pawn Shop
Generic pawn shop.



8Snowden Hills Country Club BBBEntertainmentPrivate Clubs

Snowden Hills Country Club
Country club where Glen Quentin worked as a golf pro - Andy's wife's lover.



9WMIQ BBBCinemaTV Stations

WMIQ
TV news at prison when police show up for the warden following Andy's escape.



10Woody's Lumber Company BBBConstructionConstruction Companies

Woody's Lumber Company
Company that provides wood to the prison.



FICTITIOUS TIMELINE
11September 20, 1914 Dates20th Century: 1st HalfBirth Dates

September 20, 1914
Date of Birth on Andy Dufresne's alter ego Randall Stephens' Maine motor vehicle operator's license.



12June 1, 1927 Dates20th Century: 1st HalfEvents

June 1, 1927
Date of Red's prison mug shot. Photo is of Morgan Freeman's son, Alfonso.



13April 27, 1957 Dates20th Century: 50sEvents

April 27, 1957
Red's parole rejected.



14September 12, 1966 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

September 12, 1966
Date of postmark on the blank postcard Red receives in the mail.



15September 20, 1968 Dates20th Century: 60sExpiration Dates

September 20, 1968
Expiration Date on Andy Dufresne's alter ego Randall Stephens' Maine motor vehicle operator's license.



MAKE BELIEVE MAP
16Cashman MapDetention CentersPrisons

Cashman
Tommy did a stretch in Cashman.



17Moresby Prison MapDetention CentersPrisons

Moresby Prison
Prison.



18N. Mather Street MapTransit RoutesStreets

N. Mather Street
Address in Portland, Maine on Andy Dufresne's alter ego Randall Stephens' Maine motor vehicle operator's license.



19Shawshank Prison MapDetention CentersPrisons

Shawshank Prison
Setting. Prison in Maine.



OTHER
20Andy Dufresne OtherQuotesQuotes

Andy Dufresne
Andy Dufresne: Dear Red. If you're reading this, you've gotten out. And if you've come this far, maybe you're willing to come a little further. You remember the name of the town, don't you? I could use a good man to help me get my project on wheels. I'll keep an eye out for you and the chessboard ready. Remember, Red. Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. I will be hoping that this letter finds you, and finds you well. Your friend. Andy.



21Andy Dufresne OtherQuotesQuotes

Andy Dufresne
Andy Dufresne: She was beautiful. God I loved her. I just didn't know how to show it, that's all. I killed her, Red. I didn't pull the trigger, but I drove her away. And that's why she died, because of me.



22Andy Dufresne OtherQuotesQuotes

Andy Dufresne
Andy Dufresne: Don't suppose it would help any if I explained I was not homosexual.



23Andy Dufresne OtherQuotesQuotes

Andy Dufresne
Andy Dufresne: 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.



24Andy Dufresne OtherQuotesQuotes

Andy Dufresne
Andy Dufresne: Anything you put in my mouth, you're gonna lose.



25Andy Dufresne OtherQuotesQuotes

Andy Dufresne
Andy Dufresne: One in particular. Got a long rock wall with a big oak at the north end. Like something out of a Robert Frost poem. It's where I asked my wife to marry me. We'd gone for a picnic. We made love under that tree. I asked and she said yes. Promise me, Red. If you ever get out, find that spot. In the base of that wall you'll find a rock that has no earthly business in a Maine hayfield. A piece of black volcanic glass. You'll find something buried under it I want you to have.



26Andy Dufresne OtherQuotesQuotes

Andy Dufresne
Andy Dufresne: All right, but you should know that sudden serious brain injury causes the victim to bite down. Hard. In fact, I understand the bite-reflex is so strong the victim's jaws have to be pried open with a crowbar.



27Andy Dufresne OtherQuotesQuotes

Andy Dufresne
Andy Dufresne: Mexico. Little place right on the Pacific. You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific? They say it has no memory. That's where I'd like to finish out my life, Red. A warm place with no memory. Open a little hotel right on the beach. Buy some worthless old boat and fix it up like new. Take my guests out charter fishing.



28Andy Dufresne OtherQuotesQuotes

Andy Dufresne
Andy Dufresne: Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.



29Andy Dufresne & Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Andy Dufresne & Red
Andy Dufresne: I'm Andy Dufresne.
Red: Wife killing banker. Why'd you do it?
Andy Dufresne: I didn't, since you asked.




30Andy Dufresne & Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Andy Dufresne & Red
Andy Dufresne: I have no enemies here.
Red: Well, wait a while.




31Andy Dufresne & Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Andy Dufresne & Red
Andy Dufresne: Randall Stephens.
Red: Who?
Andy Dufresne: The silent, silent partner. He's the guilty one, your Honor. The man with the bank accounts. That's where the filtering process starts. They trace anything, it's just going to lead to him.
Red: Who is he?
Andy Dufresne: He's a phantom. An apparition. Second cousin to Harvey the Rabbit. I conjured him out of thin air. He doesn't exist... except on paper.




32Andy Dufresne & Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Andy Dufresne & Red
Andy Dufresne: That's where I come in. I channel it, filter it, funnel it. Stocks, securities, tax free municipals. I send that money out into the real world and when it comes back...
Red: Clean as a virgin's honey pot, huh?
Andy Dufresne: Cleaner. By the time Norton retires, I'll have made him a millionaire.




33Brooks Hatlen OtherQuotesQuotes

Brooks Hatlen
Brooks Hatlen: The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.



34Brooks' bird's name. OtherTriviaName Game-Animals

Brooks' bird's name.
Naomi
Jake
Wesley




35Captain HadleyOtherQuotesQuotes

Captain Hadley
Captain Hadley: You eat when we say you eat. You shit when we say you shit. You piss when we say you piss. You got that, you maggot dick motherfucker?

36Captain Hadley OtherQuotesQuotes

Captain Hadley
Captain Hadley: What is your malfunction, you fat barrel of monkey spunk?



37Captain Hadley OtherQuotesQuotes

Captain Hadley
Captain Hadley: The government reaches inside your shirt and squeezes until your tit turns purple.



38Captain Hadley OtherQuotesQuotes

Captain Hadley
Captain Hadley: If I hear so much as a mouse fart in here I swear by God and sonny Jesus you will all visit the infirmary. Every last motherfucker in here.



39Captain Hadley & Prisoner OtherQuotesQuotes

Captain Hadley & Prisoner
Captain Hadley: What the Christ is this happy horse shit?
Prisoner: Hey, he took the Lord's name in vain! I'm tellin' the warden!
Captain Hadley: You'll be tellin' the warden about my baton up your ass!




40Mother OtherQuotesQuotes

Mother
Mother: Now I'm gonna open my fly and you're gonna swallow what I give you to swallow.



41Mother OtherQuotesQuotes

Mother
Mother: Anybody come at you yet? Anybody get to you yet? Hey, we all need friends in here. I could be a friend to you.



42Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: I find I am so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it is the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.



43Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are better left unsaid. I'd like to think they were singing about something so beautiful it can't expressed in words, and it makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a grey place dares to dream. It was as if some beautiful bird had flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.



44Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are better left unsaid. I'd like to think they were singing about something so beautiful it can't expressed in words, and it makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a grey place dares to dream. It was as if some beautiful bird had flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.



45Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend, and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.



46Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: I could see why some of the boys took him for snobby. He had a quiet way about him, a walk and a talk that just wasn't normal around here. He strolled, like a man in a park without a care or a worry in the world, like he had on an invisible coat that would shield him from this place.



47Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: Get busy living, or get busy dying. That's goddamned right.



48Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: Andy loved geology. I imagine it appealed to his meticulous nature. An ice age here, a million years of mountain-building there, plates of bedrock grinding against each other over a span of millennia. Geology is the study of pressure and time. That's all it takes, really. Pressure and time.



49Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: Andy Dufresne, who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side. Andy Dufresne, headed for the Pacific. Those of us who knew him best talk about him often. I swear, the stuff he pulled... Sometimes it makes me sad, though, Andy being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright and when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice, but still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty now that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend.



50Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: And that's how it came to pass, that on the second-to-last day of the job, the convict crew that tarred the plate factory roof in the spring of '49. wound up sitting in a row at ten o'clock in the morning, drinking icy cold Bohemian style beer courtesy of the hardest screw that ever walked a turn at Shawshank State Prison. The colossal prick even managed to sound magnanimous. We sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders, and felt like free men. Hell, we could'a been tarring the roof of one of our own houses. We were the lords of all Creation. As for Andy, he spent that break hunkered in the shade, a strange little smile on his face, watching us drink his beer.



51Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: These walls are kind of funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, gets so you depend on them. That's institutionalized. They send you here for life, that's exactly what they take. The part that counts, anyways.



52Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: There's a con like me in every prison in America, I guess. I'm the guy who can get it for you. Cigarettes, a bag of reefer if you're partial, a bottle of brandy to celebrate your kid's high school graduation. Damn near anything, within reason.



53Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: The first night's the toughest, no doubt about it. They march you in naked as the day you were born, skin burning and half blind from that delousing shit they throw on you, and when they put you in that cell. and those bars slam home.that's when you know it's for real. A whole life blown away in the blink of an eye. Nothing left but all the time in the world to think about it.



54Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: In 1966, Andy Dufresne escaped from Shawshank prison. All they found of him was a muddy set of prison clothes, a bar of soap, and an old rock hammer, damn near worn down to the nub. I remember thinking it would take a man six hundred years to tunnel through the wall with it. Old Andy did it in less than twenty.



55RedOtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: Man's been here fifty years. This place is all he knows. In here, he's an important man, an educated man. A librarian. Out there, he's nothing but a used-up old con with arthritis in both hands. Couldn't even get a library card if he applied. You see what I'm saying?

56RedOtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.

57Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: I wish I could tell you that Andy fought the good fight, and the Sisters let him be. I wish I could tell you that, but prison is no fairy-tale world. He never said who did it. But we all knew. Things went on like that for a while. Prison life consists of routine, and then more routine. Every so often, Andy would show up with fresh bruises. The Sisters kept at him. Sometimes he was able to fight them off. Sometimes not. He always fought, that's what I remember. He fought because he knew if he didn't fight, it would make it that much easier not to fight the next time. Half the time it landed him in the infirmary. The other half, it landed him in solitary. Warden Norton's "grain & drain" vacation. Bread, water, and all the privacy you could want.



58Red OtherQuotesQuotes

Red
Red: I like to think the last thing that went through his head other than that bullet, was how the hell that Andy Dufrense got the best of him.



59Red & Parole Official OtherQuotesQuotes

Red & Parole Official
Red: Rehabilitated? Now let me see. You know, I don't have any idea what that means.
Parole official: Well, it means that you're ready to rejoin society.
Red: I know what you think it means, sonny. To me it's just a made up word, a politician's word. So young fellas like yourself can wear a suit, and tie, and have a job."




60Red & Parole Official OtherQuotesQuotes

Red & Parole Official
Red: What do you really want to know? Am I sorry for what I did?
Parole official: Well, are you?
Red: There's not a day goes by I don't feel regret. Not because I'm in here, or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then then, a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I want to talk to him. I want to try and talk some sense to him, tell him the way things are. But I can't. That kid's long gone and this old man is all that's left. I got to live with that. Rehabilitated? It's just a bullshit word. So you go on and stamp your form, sonny, and stop wasting my time. Because to tell you the truth, I don't give a shit.




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62Warden Samuel Norton OtherQuotesQuotes

Warden Samuel Norton
Warden Samuel Norton: I believe in two things: discipline and the Bible. Here you'll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord, your ass belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank.



63Warden Samuel Norton OtherQuotesQuotes

Warden Samuel Norton
Warden Samuel Norton: This is Mr. Hadley, captain of the guards. I'm Mr. Norton, the warden. You are convicted felons. That's why they sent you to me. Rule number one: no blaspheming. I'll not have the Lord's name taken in vain in my prison. The other rules you'll figure out as you go along.



64Warden Samuel Norton & Tommy Williams OtherQuotesQuotes

Warden Samuel Norton & Tommy Williams
Warden Samuel Norton & Tommy Williams Warden Samuel Norton: Would you be willing to swear before a judge and jury, having placed your hand on the good book and taken an oath before almighty God himself?
Tommy Williams: Just gimme that chance
Warden Samuel Norton: That's what I thought.





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