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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.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Sep 10th, 1994
Budget: $25,000,000.00
Revenue: $28,341,469.00
-- General Information --
Rating: R
Runtime: 142 Minutes
Genres: Crime / Drama
-- Ratings --
IMDB: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
Metascore N/A

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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  • In Stephen King's original story, Red was written as a white Irishman. In the movie, they left the line, "Maybe it's 'cause I'm Irish", in as a joke, even after they had cast Morgan Freeman as Red.
  • At the end of the movie, there is a dedication to Allen Greene. He was Frank Darabont's agent and also a close personal friend. He died just before the completion of the movie due to AIDS complications.
  • Tom Hanks, Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage and Charlie Sheen were all considered for the part of Andy Dufresne. Hanks turned it down because he was committed to Forrest Gump. Costner liked the script a lot but was then embroiled in the filming of Waterworld.
  • (May 14 - June 20, 2009) The world premiere theatrical adaptation of the film was staged at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre featuring, Kevin Anderson (Andy), Reg E. Cathey ("Red") and Keir Dullea (Brooks). Adapted by 'Owen ONeill and Dave Johns, the play was directed by Peter Sheridan.
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