The Shawshank Redemption Image
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 804 Ratings

Summary: Wrongly convicted, Andy Dufresne (Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in in Maine's Shawshank prison for the murders of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940's, the film shows how Andy learns to get by in the brutal confines of prison, even earning the respect of his fellow inmates, most notably the longtime convict "Red" Redding (Freeman).
Runtime: 142 min
Rating: Rated R for language and prison violence.
Production: Castle Rock Entertainment
Genres: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Dec 21, 1999
Director Credit
Frank Darabont Director
Writer Credit
Frank Darabont Screenplay
Stephen King Short Story "Rita Hayworth And Shawshank Redemption"
Principal Cast Credit
Morgan Freeman Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
Tim Robbins Andy Dufresne
Cast Credit
Bob Gunton Warden Norton
Brian Libby Floyd
Clancy Brown Captain Hadley
David Proval Snooze
Gil Bellows Tommy
James Whitmore Brooks Hatlen
Jeffrey DeMunn 1946 D.A.
Joseph Ragno Ernie
Jude Ciccolella Guard Mert
Larry Brandenburg Skeet
Mark Rolston Bogs Diamond
Neil Giuntoli Jigger
William Sadler Heywood
Producer Credit
David V. Lester Executive Producer
Liz Glotzer Executive Producer
Niki Marvin Producer
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