The Shawshank Redemption
Guy goes to prison for murdering his wife and her stud. Guy goes through the motions in prison, makes a friend or two, then escapes.
Reason for bleaklisting?
The prison guards are amateurs. Has no one heard of the old tunnel behind the poster trick? Seriously, what a bunch of morons.
Mandy Da Doo Ron Ron is sent to a horrible prison known as The Not Very Nice Prison for a series of murders. Mandy is believed to be the infamous Lamb Shank Slaughterer, a notorious serial killer who murders his victims by feeding them lamb with too much pepper on it. Mandy befriends another prisoner, Phyllis Bedding, better known as Bed. Over the next twenty years, Mandy plots his escape from the prison and tries numerous schemes such as tunnelling behind a poster, tunnelling underground, throwing a football over the fence and asking if he can go get it back, and trying to smuggle himself piece by piece to freedom using Bed’s clandestine goods distribution network. After twenty years of frustration, Mandy approaches a guard at the gate and asks to be let out. The guard complies because he’s in a good mood (thanks to an amorous breakfast that morning with his wife) and Mandy races away to freedom. He stops off briefly in his home town to inform the police that he’s just realised a former friend of his, Jerry “The Lamb Killer” Barker, might be the elusive Lamb Shank Slaughterer. While the police are questioning Jerry, Mandy flees across the border even though he’s now innocent! Bed catches up with him ten years later and they open a cocktail bar in Brazil.
The Lambshank Redemption.
Fear can hold you prisoner. A stupid guard can set you free.
Who should direct?
Who should star?
Mike Myers and Clark Gable.
Mr B compares the stories
The Shawshank Redemption is widely considered as one of the greatest movies of all time, a claim that is fully justified in my humble opinion. Based on a Stephen King short story, it is pretty long but never boring and boasts fabulous performances from Tim Robbins and, in particular, Morgan Freeman. Charlie has kept the prison setting but thrown in some baloney about a Lamb Shank Slaughterer and how the ineptitude of one guard leads to the freedom of the main character. I’ll stick with the Oscar-nominated movie which has acting and a plot. Charlie’s effort clearly doesn’t and I’m not sure about Mike Myers and Clark Gable as a double act.
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