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You're forgetting a few important points; Andy Dufresne escaped Shawshank in 1966 - around this time many of the modern security measures in place in the banking industry did not exist Andy Dufresne had all of the valid identification and signatures, matching up with the account holders, as he had set up the accounts Banks open at around 8am Let's not ...


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Great question! This isn't discussed at any point in the movie, but in the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption which the movie was based on, Andy did order multiple rock hammers. From the story: Time continued to pass - the oldest trick in the world, and maybe the only one that really is magic. But Andy Dufresne had changed. He ...


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I believe there was enough time for Andy to have completed his tasks. Consider this: Andy misses roll call and the guard discovers his cell is empty. At the same time the Warden discovers Andy left his old shoes in the shoe box. The warden travels down and discovers Andy is the one missing. He orders everyone on the cell block questioned, starting with ...


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Andy, as both a model prisoner and a cog in the warden's money laundering scheme, was given 2 priveleges; the last cell on the end of the row (a coveted cell for Andy because of its distance from most activity, which made it quieter), and a cell of his own. You may recall that he didn't set out to dig a tunnel, it just started when a chunk of the wall fell ...


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Andy doesn't explicitly tell Red about his plans because Red is his best friend and everybody knows this. The first person the warden wants interrogated after Andy's escape is his "thick as thieves" friend, Red. Andy did not want Red to voluntarily or involuntarily give away information or to even have a chance to compromise his escape. Hence the use of the ...


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I think if you watched the Film and show you'd see the only major thing they have in common is being set in a Prison. The majority of the film is actually about living in prison not escaping, while the Series is all about escaping. The main Character in the film is wrongly convicted and sent to prison while in Prison Break the main Character actually gets ...


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The right to counsel was decided by the Supreme Court in Gideon vs. Wainwright in 1963. Gideon v. Wainwright was one of a series of Supreme Court decisions that confirmed the right of defendants in criminal proceedings, upon request, to have counsel appointed both during trial and on appeal. This story is based in the 1940s or early 50s at best. This ...


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It is safe to assume that he figures when he went in a 100 year old tree was there and unless suddenly people decided to bulldoze the trees down indiscriminately that it was probably still there as an old tree that has survived as long as it has. At the end of the day though, he did't know if they had cut the tree down or not, he was going on faith that it ...


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The chopper does not really come all that close to the building. And yes, *it is a chopper, baby*. The following is apparently from director Frank Darabont's notes: Scene 10. This scene contains everybody's favorite shot in the movie. It's the amazing aerial view that first reveals the prison in all its bleak glory, with the army of prisoners streaming ...


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He says if he's ever freed or escapes, he'd like to go to Zihuatanejo, a beach town on the Pacific coast of Mexico. He also tells Red how he got engaged. He and his future wife went up to a farm in Buxton, Maine, to a large oak tree at the end of a stone wall. The two made love under the tree, after which he proposed to her. He tells Red that, ...


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The warden also would not have informed the Police of the fraud he had been involved in, hence him comitting suicide.. Andy would have written to all of the banks before arriving to collect his loot and at the end of the day, he was able to do all this for one reason, pure and simply he is Andy Dufresne, not even Superman comes close.


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In previous hearings he seemed a bit cocky and not at all sorry for what he'd done. Therefore they judged that he needed more time in prison. At the last hearing he definately had an air of penitence and he was truely sorry for what he had done. At this point the panel recognised that the term he had served had served it's purpose, he'd realised that what ...


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Hmm... I assumed that Andy goes to the banks on the first day and asks them to add the ledger to their outgoing mail on the first day. Mail usually doesn't get to its destination the same day. Perhaps it is the following day if it is nearby. So it probably doesn't appear in the newspaper until the evening edition of the day after Andy escapes, or the ...


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I worked in underground utlities and sewage. There is no reason. The pipe diameter was not large enough for the fountain, so to speak. The only way that the pipe would have produced this would be by a pump, and the pipe was breeched when the pump was working to release accumulated waste in some sort of tank. I also think it was just for effect.


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In many parts of the country, thunderstorms are common—even predictable some days in advance. If it was where storms are random, or if a storm hadn't materialized, presumably he wouldn't have smashed his way in, but instead broke it less noisily: perhaps weakening the pipe with grinding and scratching and then breaking the remainder with some sound ...


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I think Red finally got paroled because the parole board wanted to prove that parole does exist, and is not just a "made up B.S." word. Basically they showed him that there is integrity in the system. Another speech he could have made is "What is the point of these hearings? I already know how you are going to stamp the forms" Finally, this is a unique ...


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In addition to the bar of soap, chess pieces, plus the financial paperwork (not just account books, but also social security card, drivers license etc) and letter to the newspaper, he was also carrying his rock hammer and a change of clothes (suit and white shirt plus dress shoes, "borrowed" from the warden).



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