Warden Samuel Norton: I believe in two things: discipline and the Bible. Here you’ll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord; your ass belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank.


Photo credit: rogerebert.com




Tim Robbins: as Andy Dufresne

Bob Gunton as Warden Norton

Morgan Freeman as Ellis “Red” Redding

Written and Directed by: Frank Darabont

Based on a novel by: Stephen King

Crime, Drama

142 mintues


I have been waiting to get to my #1 Movie (BlockBuster of all time) for a few months now.  Out of the hundreds and hundreds of movies I have sat thru and watched this by far is my FAVOURITE!   This film was set inside the prison walls of Shawshank. However we didn’t mind because even though the prison was full of convicted fellons they were the coolest cats in the joint,  the audience quickly became one of family for the next 142 minutes.  I think I was comfortable within the confines of Shawshank because I was their with the amazing narrator’s calm voice (Morgan Freeman)

The movie is full of great moments, some sad, mostly shocking and finally moments of redemption!  The entire cast was brilliant in their performances. The Warden was such an ass!

Favorite Quotes:

Andy Dufresne: [in letter to Red]

Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

Andy Dufresne: Get busy living, or get busy dying.

Red: [narrating] Andy Dufresne – who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side.



6 responses »

  1. cpenner19 says:

    One oft the greatest of all time

    Liked by 1 person

  2. correen13 says:

    Great choice for number one! This movie is incredible. The acting is amazing the story and writing is great, its just awesome.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ed Psyzorhans says:

    Neil, your passion filled review touched my heart in ways that cannot be described in words. I have blindly painted several portraits in the dark forest guided only by your fire.

    Peace be with us.

    After a while later alligator.


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