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The Shawshank Redemption

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

1994 2 hours 22 minutes
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Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Released

23rd September 1994

29 years ago

Runtime

2 hours 22 minutes

Finishes at 4:21pm

Budget

$25,000,000 ($44,662,500 today)

Revenue $28,341,469Profit

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Directed by

Frank Darabont

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Written by

Frank Darabont

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Ratings and awards

Nominated for 7 Oscars. 21 wins & 42 nominations total

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    9.3/10

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    91%

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    82%

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    87%

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    91%

  • FilmFlow Logo

    89%

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