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The Shawshank Redemption

R| 2 hr. 22 min.

Plot Summary
Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn't commit the crimes. While there, he forms a friendship with Red (Morgan Freeman), experiences brutality of prison life, adapts, helps the warden, etc., all in 19 years.

Cast: Tim Robbins , Morgan Freeman , Bob Gunton , William Sadler , Clancy Brown , Gil Bellows , James Whitmore , Mark Rolston

Director: Frank Darabont

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Release Date: September 23rd, 1994|2 hr. 22 min.

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  • It's the no-bull performances that hold back the flood of banalities. Robbins and Freeman connect with the bruised souls of Andy and Red to create something undeniably powerful and moving. show more

  • If the film is perhaps a little slow in its middle passages, maybe that is part of the idea, too, to give us a sense of the leaden passage of time, before the glory of the final redemption. show more

  • This is a movie with every facet shining in place, every word charged and resonant. [23 Sept 1994] show more

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  • July 27, 2010 GuppySkipper
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    My favorite line..."Either get busy livin', or get busy dyin' "...This movie mirrored my life for a time so errily well...

  • July 26, 2010 BABOO2
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    This is my fav movie; great characters that draw you in.....When Tim Robbins decides to play the opera music and take the has meaning

  • July 26, 2010 oneflatiron
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    This was an awesome movie. One of my favs.

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