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Basics Critics:79Viewers:88Rusty:80
Category: Crime, DramaNotable as: Crime FictionSub-Category: drama film, buddy film, prison filmNarrative location: MaineRuntime: 142 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Frank DarabontScreenwriter: Frank Darabont, Stephen KingBased on: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank RedemptionMusic: Thomas NewmanCinematography: Roger DeakinsStars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, James Whitmore, William Sadler, Mark Rolston, Renee Blaine, Larry Brandenburg Producer: Niki MarvinStudio: Columbia PicturesAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Morgan Freeman)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Richard Francis-Bruce)
Academy Award for Best Original Score (Thomas Newman)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Niki Marvin)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Frank Darabont)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 epic American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. It is ranked #1 in IMDb's "Top 250" list based on over a million votes and is considered one of the best movies of all time. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Prison for the murder of his wife and her lover despite his claims of innocence. During his time at the prison, he befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding, and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him in his money laundering operation. Despite being a box office flop, the film received multiple award nominations and outstanding reviews from critics for its acting, story, and realism. It has since been successful on cable television, VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray. It was included in the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition.

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