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The Shawshank Redemption
Director: Frank Darabont
Screenplay: Stephen King, Frank Darabont
Producer: Liz Glotzer, David V. Lester, Niki Marvin
Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown
Genre: Drama

Running Time: 142
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC )
Sound: AC-3
Subtitles: English
Features: Two Making-of documentaries, "Hope Springs Eternal" and "The Redeeming Feature"
Comic spoof "The Sharktank Redemption
Studio:  Warner Home Video DVD Region:  1 R
DVD Release:  Dec 2008 Discs:  1 (Cloud) []
Reviews:  Tim Robbins plays a banker named Andy who's sent to Shawshank Prison on a murder charge, but as he gets to know a life-term prisoner named Red (Morgan Freeman), we realize there's reason to believe the banker's crime was justifiable. We also realize that Andy's calm, quiet exterior hides a great reserve of patience and fortitude, and Red comes to admire this mild-mannered man who first struck him as weak and unfit for prison life. So it is that "The Shawshank Redemption" builds considerable impact as a prison drama that defies the conventions of the genre (violence, brutality, riots) to illustrate its theme of faith, friendship, and survival. Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor, and Screenplay, it's a remarkable film that signaled the arrival of a promising new filmmaker--a film that many movie lovers count among their all-time favorites.

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