The Shawshank Redemption  (1994)

9.3 / 10

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Country United States

Genre Drama, Crime

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Chronicles the experiences of a formerly successful banker as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. The film portrays the man's unique way of dealing with his new, torturous life; along the way he befriends a number of fellow prisoners, most notably a wise long-term inmate named Red. Written by J-S-Golden

Keywords: wrongful imprisonment, prison, escape from prison, prison cell search, first person narration

Genres: Drama, Crime


Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman EllisBoyd'Red'Redding
Stephen King Stephen King
Stephen King Stephen King
Tim Robbins Tim Robbins AndyDufresne
Clancy Brown Clancy Brown CaptainHadley
Mark Rolston Mark Rolston BogsDiamond
Thomas Newman Thomas Newman
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The Shawshank Redemption
Details: 1994, USA, Cert 15, 142 mins
Frank Darabont
Summary: A film about long-term imprisonment that takes its time to convey what the slow crawl of a lifer's existence might feel like. Thoroughly gripping, and pretty refreshing.
Bob Gunton, Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins

Source: Guardian/Observer


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In 1947, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a banker in Maine, is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, a golf pro. Since the state of Maine has no death penalty, he is given two consecutive life sentences and sent to the notoriously harsh Shawshank Prison. Andy always claims his innocence, but his cold and measured demeanor led many to doubt his word.

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Languages: English

Release Date: 22 Sep 1994 (United States) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: Ashland, Ohio, USA See more