The Shawshank Redemption | 1994

Drama, Adaptation
A man discovers himself after he is sentenced to life in prison.
Director: Frank Darabont
Awards: 7 Oscar nominations. Another 1 win & 5 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Andy Dufresne

Actor

... Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding

Actor

... Warden Norton

Actor

... Heywood

Actor

... Captain Hadley

Actor

... Tommy

Actor

... Bogs Diamond

Actor

... Brooks Hatlen

Actor

... 1946 DA

Actor

... Skeet

Actor

... Jigger

Actor

... Floyd

Actor

Company

Production Company

Arlene Fishbach Enterprises

Production Company

Bald Eagle Sound Inc

Production Company

Boston Light & Sound Inc

Production Company

Castle Rock Entertainment

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Production Company

Synopsis

Andy Dufresne, a mild mannered New England banker, is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover. Despised at first by the other inmates because of his introverted manner, Andy slowly forges an unlikely friendship with Red, a seasoned lifer and his gang. Soon, Andy also becomes popular with the prison guards, including the vicious Captain Hadley who offers him protection against the jail's rougher convicts in exchange for financial counseling. The prison warden also takes advantage of Andy's banking knowledge by exchanging privileges for creative bookkeeping. Over a twenty year period, Andy is able to maintain his sanity and dignity in prison not by physical force but by mental force. His smarts and confidence keep him going and he is able to teach the other prisoners that hope is the ultimate means of survival.

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