Clancy Brown as Byron Hadley: The brutal captain of the prison guards   Gil Bellows as Tommy Williams: A young convict imprisoned for burglary in   James Whitmore as Brooks Hatlen: The elderly prison librarian, imprisoned since the early s  The cast also includes:
Plot[ edit ] Inin MaineAndy Dufresne, a banker, is tried and convicted for the double murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. He is sent to Shawshank State Penitentiary to serve a double life sentence.
There, he meets Red, a prisoner who smuggles items from the outside world. Andy, who had been an amateur geologist before being imprisoned, asks Red to get him a rock hammer for shaping rocks he collects from the exercise yard into small sculptures.
One of the next items he orders from Red is a large poster of Rita Hayworth.
Over the ensuing years, Andy regularly requests more posters from Red, including pin-ups of Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch. When asked, Andy tells Red that he likes to imagine he can step through the pictures and be with the actresses.
One day, Andy and other prisoners are tarring a roof when Andy overhears a guard complaining about the amount of tax he will have to pay on a sum of money bequeathed to him. Andy approaches the guard, and tells him a way that he can legally shelter the money from taxation.
However, when Andy makes himself useful to the guards, they protect him from "The Sisters". One night, Bogs is found in his cell unconscious and severely beaten.
Andy is also allowed to stay alone in his cell instead of having a cellmate, unlike most other prisoners. Andy's work assignment is later shifted from the laundry to the prison's library.
The new assignment also allows Andy to spend more time doing financial paperwork for the staff. Andy applies to the Maine State Senate for funding to expand the library. Instead of ceasing his letter writing, he starts writing twice as often.
His diligent work results in a major expansion of the library's collection, and he also helps a number of prisoners earn equivalency diplomas. The corrupt warden of Shawshank, Norton, realizes that a man of Andy's skills is useful. He has started a program called "Inside-Out" where convicts do work outside the prison for slave wages.
Normal companies outside cannot compete with the cost of Inside-Out workers, so they offer Norton bribes not to bid for contracts. Andy helps Norton launder the money. One day, Andy hears from another prisoner, Tommy Williams, whose former cellmate had bragged about killing a rich golfer and a lawyer's wife Andy latches onto the idea that the word "lawyer" could easily have been mixed up with "banker", the professions being similarly viewed by the uneducated publicand framing the lawyer for the crime.
Upon hearing Tommy's story, Andy realizes that this evidence could possibly result in a new trial and a chance at freedom. Norton scoffs at the story, however, and as soon as possible, he makes sure Tommy is moved to another prison.
Andy is too useful to Norton, and he knows details about Norton's shady dealings. Andy eventually resigns himself to the fact that his legal vindication has become nonexistent. Before he was sentenced to life, Andy managed to sell off his assets and invest the proceeds under a pseudonym.
This alias, Peter Stevens, has a driver's license, Social Security card, and other credentials.The Shawshank Redemption () is based on the Stephen King short story “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.” The title comes from an event within the narrative -- Andy Dufresne (played by Tim Robbins in the film) memorably places a Rita Hayworth poster in his jail cell.
Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption is such a great story because it reminds us of the importance of staying positive no matter what your circumstances. Andy has it rough—imagine being imprisoned for a crime you didn't even commit—but he builds a secret world within himself, separate and removed from the harsh realities of daily life.
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