Shawshank Redemption script
Synopsis: The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. During his time at the prison, he befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding, and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him in his money-laundering operation.

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5INT -- COURTROOM -- DAY (1946) 5

THE JURY listens like a gallery of mannequins on display,

pale-faced and stupefied.

D.A. (O.S.)

Mr. Dufresne, describe the

confrontation you had with your

wife the night she was murdered.

ANDY DUFRESNE:

is on the witness stand, hands folded, suit and tie pressed,

hair meticulously combed. He speaks in soft, measured tones:

ANDY:

It was very bitter. She said she

was glad I knew, that she hated all

the sneaking around. She said she

wanted a divorce in Reno.

D.A.

What was your response?

ANDY:

I told her I would not grant one.

D.A.

(refers to his notes)

I'll see you in Hell before I see

you in Reno. Those were the words

you used, Mr. Dufresne, according

to the testimony of your neighbors.

ANDY:

If they say so. I really don't

remember. I was upset.

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D.A.

What happened after you and your

wife argued?

ANDY:

She packed a bag and went to stay

with Mr. Quentin.

D.A.

Glenn Quentin. The golf pro at the

Falmouth Hills Country Club. The

man you had recently discovered was

her lover.

(Andy nods)

Did you follow her?

ANDY:

I went to a few bars first. Later,

I decided to drive to Mr. Quentin's

home and confront them. They

weren't there...so I parked my car

in the turnout...and waited.

D.A.

With what intention?

ANDY:

I'm not sure. I was confused. Drunk.

I think mostly I wanted to scare them.

D.A.

You had a gun with you?

ANDY:

Yes. I did.

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D.A.

When they arrived, you went up

to the house and murdered them?

ANDY:

No. I was sobering up. I realized

she wasn't worth it. I decided to

let her have her quickie divorce.

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Frank Darabont

Frank Arpad Darabont (born January 28, 1959) is a Hungarian-American film director, screenwriter and producer who has been nominated for three Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. In his early career he was primarily a screenwriter for horror films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, The Blob and The Fly II. As a director he is known for his film adaptations of Stephen King novels such as The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist. more…

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