Do you like the “Shawshank Redemption”?

I love the movie, but someone told me that they left out dialogue  from the final scene.  So I checked a few sources and saw this.  Here’s an excerpt from the script of the final scene with the dialogue with Andy and Red still in it.

“RED (V.O.) I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. (beat) I hope.

EXT– BEACH — WIDE PANORAMIC SHOT — DAY (1967) 298

A distant boat lies on its side in the sand like an old wreck that’s been left to rot in the sun. There’s someone out there.

299 CLOSER ON BOAT

299 A MAN is meticulously stripping the old paint and varnish by hand, face hidden with goggles and kerchief mask. Red appears b.g., a distant figure walking out across the sand, wearing his cheap suit and carrying his cheap bag. The man on the boat pauses. Turns slowly around. Red arrives with a smile as wide as the horizon. The other man raises his goggles and pulls down his mask. Andy, of course.

ANDY You look like a man who knows how to get things.

RED I’m known to locate certain things from time to time. Red shrugs off his jacket and picks up a sander. Together, they start sanding the hull as we

FADE OUT THE END

 

Personally I like it without the dialogue, but the 2 main characters repeating the conversation they had at their initial meeting is a clever way to tie things together.

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