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The Shawshank Redemption

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Original title
The Shawshank Redemption
Running time
142 min.
United States United States
Frank Darabont. Tale: Stephen King
Thomas Newman
Roger Deakins
Castle Rock Entertainment. Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Drama | Prison Drama. Friendship. 1940s. 1950s. Cult Movie
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Stephen King Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover in the late 1940s. However, only Andy knows that he didn’t commit the crimes. Sent to Shawshank Prison to do hard time, Andy—a taciturn banker in the outside world, has to learn to get by in the brutal, cutthroat confines of prison life. His quiet strength slowly earns the respect of his fellow inmates -most notably, Red (Morgan Freeman)- and even much of the prison staff. But Andy’s seemingly stoic acceptance of his unjust imprisonment hides a fierce determination for freedom.
1994: Academy Awards: 7 Nominations, including Best Movie and Actor (Freeman)
1994: Golden Globes: 2 Nominations, Best Actor Drama (Freeman) and Screenplay
1994: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1994: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1994: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
1994: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 2 Nom. Best Actor (Freeman & Robbins)
1994: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 3 Nominations, including Best Picture
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