Prison movie of the 90s based on the writings of Stephen King, written and directed by Frank Darabont, generally resides as the top #1 movie on IMDB.

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Red's parole hearings in The Shawshank Redemption

That title was the best I could come up with to avoid spoilers on the front page. In The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Red has three parole hearings. For the first two, in 1947 (youtube link) and in ...
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Did Andy Dufresne use more than one pickaxe to escape from Shawshank?

In Shawshank Redemption, Andrew Dufresne ordered the pickaxe through Red, which he then used for 19 years to pick a hole through the wall. Did Andy order multiple pickaxes? Its seems impossible to ...
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How could Andy Dufresne do so much after his escape without being caught?

At the end of The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne escapes from the prison in the night, then during the next day he uses his fake identity and runs several banks, gets a convertible car and makes ...
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Why did Andy not reveal his plan to Red directly?

Andy left a series of clues for Red to discover. But why couldn't he just tell him all that directly?
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Why did the pipe explode in The Shawshank Redemption?

I have a question regarding the end of The Shawshank Redemption when Red is narrating Andy's escape - can some one explain why the pipe erupts when Andy breaks it when he is escaping from Shawshank? ...
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How was Andy Dufresne able to dig the tunnel for many years without being discovered?

Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption is digging the tunnel to escape through the wall of his cell. He digs slowly and desperses the excavated material in the prison yard so that it doesn't accumulate ...
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How did Andy Dufresne dig the tunnel if there was another cell next to his?

In Shawshank Redemption, how did Andy Dufresne dig a tunnel if there was a cell next to him. He had to go through it, yet he obviously didn't.
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How could Andy's right to appeal his sentence be denied to him by the warden?

Andy Dufresne was sentenced to two life sentences, how was his right to appeal his sentence denied to him by the warden, and could he have been able to appeal? How?
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How did Andy know for sure that the tree in Buxton was still there after 19 years?

In The Shawshank Redemption, Andy told Red about his dream of the pacific ocean and at last when Andy is about to break out he told Red to visit a specific hayfield near Buxton to retrieve a package. ...
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What other things did Andy Dufresne carry while escaping from Shawshank Prison?

There were a few things which Andy Dufresne was shown putting into the package which he tied to his foot while escaping. Some of the items were his chess pieces and the account books of the warden. ...
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How was the aerial prison scene shot?

I have been wondering, knowing that back when this movie was shot technology wasn't comparatively so advanced, how could they have shot the opening scene of The Shawshank Redemption? If it was shot ...
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Does Prison Break copy Shawshank Redemption?

I noticed that many parts of the story of Prison Break match with the script of The Shawshank Redemption: an innocent sent to jail making friends in jail making wardens as friends on the basis of ...
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What if there was no storm?

Relating to this question: Explain the exploding pipe in The Shawshank Redemption. In that scene Andy is timing his strikes on the sewage line to the match the lightning strikes (shouldn't it be the ...
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How did Red get approval for rehabilitation? [duplicate]

In Shawshank Redemption, Red receives parole after serving 40 years in Shawshank. In the beginning of movie it is shown that Red's plea for rehabilitation got rejected multiple times. When Andy ...