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Shawshank Redemption, The - The Shoe Switch
When the time comes to give the breakdown of Andy's escape from the prison, he leaves his worn shoes in the warden's box of the supposed newly shined shoes, but while Andy is climbing down the pipe to get to the sewage pipe, as the lightning strikes, you can clearly see that he is wearing the issued prison shoes and not the warden's. Also, how are we supposed to believe that supposing he did wear the warden's shoes, how could he presentably wear them into the bank later that morning?
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Ty Osterman on 11-27-2000
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Setherd123 writes:
No... he stole the shoes, put them in the bag so they wouldn't get poo-poo on them, and put on another pair. So, then, when he walked in the bank, he could look nice and professional. Trust me, I've read the book twice, and the movie 18 times. :)
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Yes. As the lightening strikes, you can clearly see that Andy has a tightly bundled plastic bag carrying his change of clothes.
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Winnie writes:
You have to figure that if he was in there for 19 years that they did give him more than one pair of shoes to wear. So he quite possibly could have saved an old pair from a few years back and wore those.
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DualPlains writes:
This does bring up another question, though: If he is wearing prison issue shoes climbing down the ladder, where did they come from?
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dani_B writes:
He is wearing the warden's shoes when he goes back to his cell for the last time. He had left his shoes in the warden's shoe box. he could not have snuck another pair of shoes from the warden's office to his cell. This is a slip-up.
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