The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank redemption summary and analysis
Andy Dufresne, a successful banker, is arrested for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to life imprisonment at the Shawshank prison. He becomes the most unconventional prisoner.The film is based on Stephen King’s novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption,” which was published in a short story collection called Different Seasons. Two of the other short stories in the collection were made into films, Stand By Me in 1986 and Apt Pupil in 1998. Only one of them, “The Breathing Method,” has not been turned into a movie.
Directors: Frank Darabont
Characters: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler
The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.
Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who spends 19 years in Shawshank State Prison for the murder of his wife and her lover despite his claims of innocence. During his time at the prison, he befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him in his money laundering operation. Despite a lukewarm box office reception that barely recouped its budget, the film received multiple award nominations and favorable reviews from critics for its acting and realism. It has since enjoyed a remarkable life on cable television, VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray and is thought of as one of the greatest movies of all time. It was included in the American Film Institute’s 100 Years…100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition.
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