The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Gil Bellows Tommy Williams
Larry Brandenburg Skeet
Clancy Brown Capt. Byron Hadley
Jeffrey DeMunn D.A.
Morgan Freeman Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
Bob Gunton Warden Samuel Norton
Robert Gunton
Tim Robbins Andy Dufresne
Mark Rolston Bogs Diamond
Bill Sadler Heywood
William Sadler Heywood, Inmate 32365
Neil Summers Pete
James Whitmore Brooks Hatlen
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Frank Darabont
Producer Niki Marvin
Writer Stephen King; Frank Darabont
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 142 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 9.0
In 1946, a banker named Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted of a double murder, even though he stubbornly proclaims his innocence. He's sentenced to a life term at the Shawshank State Prison in Maine, where another lifer, Ellis "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman), picks him as the new recruit most likely to crack under the pressure. The ugly realities of prison life are quickly introduced to Andy: a corrupt warden (Bob Gunton), sadistic guards led by Capt. Byron Hadley (Clancy Brown), and inmates who are little better than animals, willing to use rape or beatings to insure their dominance. But Andy does not crack: he has the hope of the truly innocent, which (together with his smarts) allow him to prevail behind bars. He uses his banking skills to win favor with the warden and the guards, doing the books for Norton's illegal business schemes and keeping an eye on the investments of most of the prison staff. In exchange, he is able to improve the prison library and bring some dignity and respect back to many of the inmates, including Red. Based on a story by Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption was the directorial debut of screenwriter Frank Darabont. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
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Index 51
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 053939258325
Chapters 40
Release Date 2/3/2004
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby