10 Reasons Why Shawshank is the Best Movie Ever Made

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Somehow The Shawshank Redemption lost the best picture to Forrest Gump.  All I can say is:

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. I hope the Academy fixes that horrible mistake. I hope.

In the meantime, here are the top 10 reasons why The Shawshank Redemption is the best movie ever made.

10. advice you will carry with you forever.

9. Mozart

8. Zihuatanejo

7. Brookes was here . . . So was red

6. Rehabilitated? It’s just a word.

5. Dear Warden, You were right warden salvation lay within.

4. Randall Stephens

3. I guess I just miss my friend.

2. No Good Thing Ever Dies.

1. The Power of Hope

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