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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American movie, written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the Stephen King novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The film stars Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne and Morgan Freeman as Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding. The film portrays Andy's twenty years in the cruelty of Shawshank State Prison, a fictional penitentiary in Maine, and his friendship with Red, a fellow inmate. Despite a poor box office reception, Shawshank Redemption received favorable reviews from critics and has enjoyed a remarkable life on cable television, home video, and DVD, and continues to be noticed by popular culture. It is consistently ranked amongst the greatest movies of all time. The events in The Shawshank Redemption are told in voice-over by Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman), and span from 1946 to 1967. In 1946, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is a straight-laced, successful, but emotionally reserved banker. He is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover...This information was automatically generated from Freebase article The Shawshank Redemption. You should replace/update it...
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