Nobody ever really wants to end up finding themselves locked away in a prison, especially if the justice system had hopelessly failed you. But if you did find yourself in that situation it is pretty much certain that the story of Andy Dufresne at the Shawshank State Penitentiary would come to mind. You would be able to dig your way out, right?
Based on Stephen King's short story Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the film wasn't as successful when it was first released as its subsequent adoration would suggest. It was only after its release that it grew, first as a cult success and then a genuine mainstream one.
Now The Shawshank Redemption is consistently voted as one of the top few of the greatest movies of all time. How well do you think you remember it?
Answers at the end!
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