The Shawshank Redemption

1994
9.3
The Shawshank Redemption
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Title: The Shawshank Redemption

Original Title: The Shawshank Redemption

Year: 1994

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: February 17 1995
  • United States: October 14 1994

Plot

Andy Dufresne is a banker sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Gradually Andy gets the respect of other prisoners and friendship of Red, who runs the black market in prison. Andy acquires certain privileges because resolves fiscal problems to the guards and the warden, for whom organized an extensive network of taints políticas. Andy discovers that the true murderer of his wife is locked in another prison, and therefore calls his case reopened. Then the governor ordered to kill this new inmate to prevent the departure of Andy and come to light their dirty business. From that moment Andy loses all its privileges, so he decides to take advantage of all the services the warden still requires him for regain his honor and freedom.

Awards

  • 1995 Academy Awards (Oscars): 7 0

Cast

Director:

Frank Darabont Frank Darabont

Don McManus

Don McManus

Escolta Wiley

Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins

Andy Dufresne

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding

Bob Gunton

Bob Gunton

Warden Norton

Clancy Brown

Clancy Brown

Cap. Hadley

Photos

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Trivia

The role of Tommy Williams was intended for Brad Pitt, who instead played the lead role in 'Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles' (1994) the same year.

Frank Darabont wrote the script in eight weeks.

Frank Darabont took a pay cut in order to be allowed to shoot his own script.

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