Andy says that when he gets out, he's going to a little town in Mexico called Zihuatanejo to run a hotel.
"Zihuatanejo. I'm going to have a little hotel down there. It'll be a place for people on their honeymoons first or second varieties."
"And where are you going to get the money to buy this fabulous place?"
The north end of this particular hayfield there's a rock wall, and somewhere along the base of that wall is a rock. It's a piece of volcanic glass. My friend Jim put it in that wall. There's a key underneath it. The key opens a safe deposit box in the Portland branch of the Casco Bank."
"Peter Stevens is inside that box. His birth certificate, his Social Security card, and his driver's license. The license expired 6 years ago because Jim died six years ago, but it's still perfectly renewable for a five-dollar fee. His stock certificates are there, the tax-free municipals, and about 18 bearer bonds in the amount of $10,000 each."
Norton ripped the poster from the wall with a single swipe of his hand. And revealed the gaping, crumbled hole in the concrete behind it .
In 1975, Andy escaped Shawshank.
Red gets paroled and goes to the spot Andy was talking about in Buxton. Red found the rock and found a letter written by Andy and some money underneath.
"I find I am excited, so excited I can hardly hold the pencil in my trembling hand. I think it is the excitement that only a free man can feel, a free man starting a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain
He breaks parole and buys a bus ticket for Texas. Hoping to be able to get across the border and see his friend again.