Shawshank Redemption, The

Shawshank Redemption, The

What’s the #1 ranked movie of all time, according to almost two million users who rated it on IMDb? The Shawshank Redemption, based on a novella by someone who should know about Maine, Stephen King. Wrongly convicted, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in in Maine’s Shawshank prison for the murders of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940’s, the film shows how Andy learns to get by in the brutal confines of prison, even earning the respect of his fellow inmates, most notably the longtime convict “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman). “A thumpingly good ode to friendship, hope, wit, wiles and wisdom, brimming with crackling characters and topped with the most twisteroo of twists since The Crying Game”—Ian Nathan, Empire. Seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Actor, Screenplay, and, of course, Cinematography

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U.S.A. 1994 – DCP -142 Minutes

In English

Director: Frank Darabont

Producers: Niki Marvin, Liz Glotzer, David V. Lester

Screenplay: Frank Darabont, based on a short story by Stephen King

Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

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