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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R 142 min - Drama, Crime -
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Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Director:  Frank Darabont

Storyline

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.


Collections: Frank Darabont

Tagline: Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

Genres: Drama, Crime

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Language:  English

Box Office

Budget:  $25,000,000
Revenue:  $28,341,469

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Castle Rock Entertainment

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 22 min

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The Shawshank Redemption movie storyline:

During the first night, the chief guard, Byron Hadley, savagely beats a newly arrived inmate because of his crying and hysterics. The inmate later dies in the infirmary because the prison doctor had left for the night.

After an assault by the Sisters nearly kills Andy, Hadley beats Bogs severely. Bogs is then transferred to another prison. Warden Samuel Norton meets Andy and reassigns him to the prison library to assist elderly inmate Brooks Hatlen. Andy’s new job is a pretext for him to begin managing financial matters for the prison employees. As time passes, the Warden begins using Andy to handle matters for a variety of people, including guards from other prisons and the warden himself. Andy begins writing weekly letters asking the state government for funds to improve the decaying library.

Red pulls some strings, and gets Andy and a few of their mutual friends a break by getting them all on a work detail tarring the roof of one of the prison’s buildings. During the job Andy overhears Hadley complaining about having to pay taxes for an upcoming inheritance. 

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