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Sunday, October 9th, 2022

The Shawshank Redemption

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In 1947, Andy gets a double life sentence for the murders of his wife and her lover, despite not having committed those crimes. In his first years in the Shawshank prison, he befriends Red, an inmate who has been there for already twenty years and who knows how to “get stuff”. Andy buys a rock hammer and a large poster of Rita Hayworth to put on his cell wall. Andy is regularly brutalized and abused by a gang of inmates, until he helps Hadley, the captain of the guards, with getting a tax exemption. From this point on, instead of working in the laundry he becomes the assistant librarian, where he can help all the guards with their tax returns. He also helps the pious but crooked warden Norton to laundry money made by using the inmates as a very cheap workforce, outbidding regular companies unless they bribe him. In 1965 Tommy, a young burglar, arrives in Shawshank. A year later, Tommy reveals he had met during a previous time in jail a man who bragged about the murders for which Andy was sentenced, but when Andy tells the warden, the latter sends him to solitary confinement and gets Tommy murdered by Hadley so as no to risk Andy telling anyone about this money laundering scheme. Soon after, the guards find Andy's cell empty, the latter having escaped through at tunnel hidden behind the poster over the past nineteen years. The following year, Red is paroled and, remembering a discussion with Andy about his dreams, violates his parole and joins him in Mexico.

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