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The Shawshank Redemption Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1994
Running Time: 2 hrs. 22 min.
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Frank Darabont
Screenwriter: Frank Darabont
Producers: Niki Marvin, Liz Glotzer and David Lester
Studio: Columbia Pictures

The Shawshank Redemption Synopsis

Innocent man Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and sent to Shawshank Penitentiary for life. This excellent adaptation of a Stephen King novella chronicles Andy's life in prison over nearly 20 years, his friendship with fellow inmate Red (Morgan Freeman) and his ultimate triumph over his desolate situation.

The Shawshank Redemption Cast

Morgan Freeman - Ellis "Red" Redding
Tim Robbins - Andy Dufresne
William Sadler - Heywood
Clancy Brown - Captain Byron Hadley
James Whitmore - Brooks Hatlen
Gil Bellows - Tommy Williams
Bob Gunton - Warden Norton

The Shawshank Redemption Awards and Nominations

1994 Academy Awards®

Best Actor - Morgan Freeman (Nom)

Best Picture (Nom)

Best Cinematography (Nom)

Best Film Editing (Nom)

Best Score (Nom)

Best Sound (Nom)

Best Adapted Screenplay (Nom)

1195 Golden Globe Awards®

Best Screenplay (Nom)

Best Actor - Morgan Freeman (Nom)

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Andy Dufresne ( Tim Robbins ):

"Remember Red. Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And hope never dies."

How long was Andy in prison?