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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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9.3 IMDB rating
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Tim Robbins Tim Robbins
Andy Dufresne
Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
Bob Gunton Bob Gunton
Warden Norton
William Sadler William Sadler
Heywood
Clancy Brown Clancy Brown
Captain Hadley
Gil Bellows Gil Bellows
Tommy
Mark Rolston Mark Rolston
Bogs Diamond
James Whitmore James Whitmore
Brooks Hatlen


Written by
Frank Darabont Frank Darabont
(screenplay)


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Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

9 years, 10 months ago at Nov 27 12:17
8 votes
''There are places in this world that aren't made out of stone. That there's something inside... that they can't get to, that they can't touch. That's yours.''

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Tim Robbins: Andy Dufresne

Morgan Freeman: Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
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Perfect

10 years, 6 months ago at Mar 4 18:34
6 votes
What can be said about this movie that hasn't already been said before?

Shawshank is based on the novella by Stephen King and is about Andy Dufresne, a banker wrongly put in prison for murdering his wife and her lover, and how he handles life inside Shawshank State Prison.

Acting by every person in this movie are all Oscar worthy in my book, from Tim Robbins portrayin... read more

Best Film Ever

11 years, 5 months ago at Apr 7 3:16
5 votes
Not a single review for this one? I'm shocked.

It's number 1 IMDB (ignore the fact that Godfather, which has less votes and lower IMDB score is still holding #1 spot for past year, Shawshank is the TRUE number 1 IMDB movie). And the highest rated popular movie on here as well.

But i guess a movie like this doesn't really need reviews; it's absolutely perfect, and... read more
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Andy Dufresne is a young and successful banker whose life changes drastically when he is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940's, the film shows how Andy, with the help of his friend Red, the prison entrepreneur, turns out to be a most unconventional prisoner.
Release date: 14 October 1994
UPC: 053939258325
Tags: Drama (104), Prison (67), Crime (56), 1994 (49), 1990s (40), Escape (39), Stephen King (29), Friendship (26), Murder (25), Revenge (25), Suicide (24), Corruption (23), Hope (19), Redemption (17), Book (16), Prison Escape (15), Usa (14), (14), Jail (13), Death (12)
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The Cliché Redemption

“How this movie is on the top of IMDb top 250 nobody knows (actually, acordding to serious lists, like Sight & Sound, it isn't even on a Top 500), but one thing is certain: Stupid movie made for unsuccessful people with low IQ cry. Maybe that's why I don't like it.

Often cited as “my absolute favourite movie” by people who collect cuddly toys and probably still support the death penalty, Shawshank famously became a sleeper hit on DVD sales after bombing in the cinema. Because of this (and the millions of IMDb fake accounts made by fanboys), it has acquired a reputation as ‘The People’s Choice’. And this just makes it even more irritating.

Fanboys will tell you how they’ve seen it 17 times and talk about its deeper themes that touch on hope, identity and w” read more

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“What can be said about this movie that hasn't already been said before? Shawshank is based on the novella by Stephen King and is about Andy Dufresn”

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