The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Director: Frank Darabont
Writers: Frank Darabont, Stephen King
Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, Mark Rolston, James Whitmore, Jeffrey DeMunn / Larry Brandenberg / Neil Giuntoli / Brian Libby / David Proval / Joseph Ragno / Judd Sekrila / Paul McRaney / Renee Bryan / Alfonso Freeman / V.J. Foster / Frank Medrano / Mark Myers / Neil Summers / Ned Baramy / Brian Dallet / Don McManus / …Read More
Genre: Drama / Crime / Inspirational / Humanity
Region: United States
Released: 1994-09-10 (Toronto Film Festival) / 1994-10-14 (USA)
Length: 142 minutes
Also known as: Dark Moon (Hong Kong) / Stimulus 1995 (Taiwan) / Promise of Hell / Years Behind Bars / The Redemption of Xiaoxiangke
Rating: IMDB 9.3 / Rotten Tomatoes 91%
A murder leaves the banker Andy (Tim Robbins) unjustly imprisoned, and the charge of murdering his wife and her lover will imprison him for life. His first appearance in Shawshank Prison made the prison “big brother” Reid (Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman) look at him differently. Rhett helped him get a stone hammer and a poster of a female star, and the two gradually became friends in need. Soon, Andy showed his talents in the prison, served as the prison librarian, and used his financial knowledge to help the prison officer avoid taxes, which attracted the attention of the warden, and was recruited to help the warden money laundering. By chance, he learns that a newly imprisoned thief can testify to exonerate him from murder. With a glimmer of hope, Andy found the warden, hoping that he could help him reverse the case. The sinister and hypocritical warden pretends to agree to Andy, but behind the scenes he sends someone to kill the thief, so that his only hope of getting out of prison legally disappears. Depressed Andy did not despair. On a stormy night with lightning and thunder, a prison escape plan hidden for decades allowed him to redeem himself and regain his freedom! With his encouragement and help, his old friend Rhett also bravely ran for freedom.
The film was nominated for 10 Oscars in 1995, as well as many nominations such as the Golden Globe Award and the Saturn Award.
The Shawshank Redemption is a drama film released in 1994, directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The film is based on the 1982 Stephen King novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.”
The story follows the life of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a banker who is wrongfully convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover and is sent to the Shawshank State Penitentiary. While in prison, he befriends a fellow inmate named Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman), who helps him cope with his new life behind bars. Andy eventually becomes involved in a money-laundering scheme run by the corrupt warden and uses his financial knowledge to make a new life for himself and his fellow prisoners.
The film is known for its poignant and moving story, its memorable characters, and its themes of hope, friendship, and redemption. It was a commercial disappointment upon its initial release but has since become a cult classic and is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made.
The Shawshank Redemption has received numerous accolades, including seven Academy Award nominations, and has been praised for its direction, performances, screenplay, and cinematography. The film’s final scene, featuring Andy and Red reuniting on a sunny beach, has become one of the most iconic moments in film history.
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