The Shawshank Redemption
City banker Andy Dufresne arrives at Shawshank Prison in 1947, convicted of two brutal murders, doing a double life sentence. Within the confines of the prison, Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison "fixer" Red. He also becomes popular with the Warden and the prison's guards,… More »
City banker Andy Dufresne arrives at Shawshank Prison in 1947, convicted of two brutal murders, doing a double life sentence. Within the confines of the prison, Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison "fixer" Red. He also becomes popular with the Warden and the prison's guards, as Andy is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass personal fortunes. But for an inmate, all that counts inside prison is its own society--who is strong, who is not--and the measured passage of time, during which Andy finds that survival comes down to a simple choice: get busy living or get busy dying.« Less
Based on the short novel "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King
Originally produced as motion picture in 1994
On trial -- Icy/remorseless -- Guy can get it -- Stiff breeze -- Fresh fish -- Nameless -- First request -- Andy's routine -- Beer on the roof -- Like everyone else -- Second request -- Pair of beatings -- Welcome back -- Cell toss -- Cottage industry -- What they take -- Brooks was here -- Shipment for Andy -- Time for Mozart -- Danger of hope -- Rejection present -- Keeping the books -- Crook in prison -- Tommy Williams -- Elmo Blatch -- Solitary -- Sniper's target -- Norton's drift -- Certain hayfield -- Longest night -- Vanished -- Andy's way out -- Judgment cometh -- Not meant/caged -- Rehabilitated? -- On the outside -- Honoring a promise -- "No good thing--" -- Free man's dreams -- Dedication/Credits
Special features Disc one: Commentary by Frank Darabont [optional audio feature]; Theatrical trailer (2 min.); DVD-ROM features [requires a DVD-ROM drive and Internet access]. Disc two: "Hope springs eternal: a look back at 'The Shawshank Redemption'" [featurette] (31 min.); "Shawshank: the redeeming feature" [featurette] (48 min.); 'The Charlie Rose Show' with Frank Darabont, Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman [featurette] (42 min.); "The Sharktank redemption" [featurette] (25 min.); Stills gallery and storyboards [slide shows]; Shawshank collectibles [slide show]; DVD-ROM features [contains InterActual Player software, requires a DVD-ROM drive and Internet access]
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SummaryAdd a Summary
Andy Dufresne, a brilliant lawyer, is accused of meurdering his wife. He is sent to the Shawshank Prison, and must endure the violence and terrible things happening in there.
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
This dramatic endearing movie will appeal to a wide audience. The tale of a man wrongly accused and imprisoned this movie follows the path of a man seeking his redemption. While his struggles to find a place in Shawshank prison, and his efforts to escape are clever and engrossing, it is friendship that is at the heart of this story. Highly recommended.
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Frightening or Intense Scenes: These scenes are riddled throughout the movie so they are not isolated to simply one section. Be warned.
Violence: This title contains Violence.
Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.
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The man likes to play chess; Let's get him some rocks.
Andy Dufresne: What about you? What are you in here for? Red: Murder, same as you. Andy Dufresne: Innocent? Red: [shakes his head] Only guilty man in Shawshank.
Red: [narrating] The first night's the toughest, no doubt about it. They march you in naked as the day you were born, skin burning and half blind from that delousing shit they throw on you, and when they put you in that cell... and those bars slam home... that's when you know it's for real. A whole life blown away in the blink of an eye. Nothing left but all the time in the world to think about it.
Red: [narrating] I wish I could tell you that Andy fought the good fight, and the Sisters let him be. I wish I could tell you that - but prison is no fairy-tale world. He never said who did it, but we all knew. Things went on like that for awhile - prison life consists of routine, and then more routine. Every so often, Andy would show up with fresh bruises. The Sisters kept at him - sometimes he was able to fight 'em off, sometimes not. And that's how it went for Andy - that was his routine. I do believe those first two years were the worst for him, and I also believe that if things had gone on that way, this place would have got the best of him.