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The Shawshank Redemption

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

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.

-- Box Office --
Released: Sep 10th, 1994
Budget: $25,000,000.00
Revenue: $28,341,469.00

The Shawshank Redemption Main Cast

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Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
plays Andy Dufresne
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
plays Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
Bob Gunton
Bob Gunton
plays Warden Norton
William Sadler
William Sadler
plays Heywood
Clancy Brown
Clancy Brown
plays Captain Hadley
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • SPOILER: The beach-set reunion at the end was shot at the studio's insistence.
  • An agent who apparently hadn't done much research requested an audition for his supermodel client for the role of Rita Hayworth.
  • The character Andy Dufresne had a cameo appearance in Apt Pupil, another Stephen King novelette. Andy handled the investments for Dussander, the Nazi in hiding.
  • Red says he has no idea what the ladies are singing about. Actually, they're composing a letter to the husband of one of them inviting him to an assignation with the other in order to expose his infidelity.
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