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The Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the 1982 Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. It tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murders of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. Over the following two decades, he befriends a fellow prisoner, contraband smuggler Ellis "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman), and becomes instrumental in a money-laundering operation led by the prison warden Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton). William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, and James Whitmore appear in supporting roles.
Darabont purchased the film rights to King's story in 1987, but development did not begin until five years later, when he wrote the script over an eight-week period. Two weeks after submitting his script to Castle Rock Entertainment, Darabont secured a $25 million budget to produce The Shawshank Redemption, which started pre-production in January 1993. While the film is set in Maine, principal photography took place from June to August 1993 almost entirely in Mansfield, Ohio, with the Ohio State Reformatory serving as the eponymous penitentiary. The project attracted many stars of the time for the role of Andy, including Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, and Kevin Costner. Thomas Newman provided the film's score.
While The Shawshank Redemption received positive reviews on its release, particularly for its story and the performances of Robbins and Freeman, it was a box-office disappointment, earning only $16 million during its initial theatrical run. Many reasons were cited for its failure at the time, including competition from films such as Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump, to the general unpopularity of prison films, lack of female characters, and even the title, which was considered to be confusing for audiences. Even so, it went on to receive multiple award nominations, including seven Academy Award nominations, and a theatrical re-release that, combined with international takings, increased the film's box-office gross to $58.3 million.
Over 320,000 VHS copies were shipped throughout the United States, and based on its award nominations and word of mouth, it became one of the top rented films of 1995. The broadcast rights were acquired following the purchase of Castle Rock by Turner Broadcasting System, and it was shown regularly on the TNT network starting in 1997, further increasing its popularity. It is now considered by many to be one of the greatest films of the 1990s. As of 2017, the film is still broadcast regularly, and is popular in several countries, with audience members and celebrities citing it as a source of inspiration, and naming the film as a favorite in various surveys. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
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The Shawshank Redemption

1994 film

The Shawshank Redemption

Soundtrack

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Song by Thomas Newman

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Strangers On A Train - Main Title / Approaching The Train / The Tennis Game & The Cigarette Lighter / Bruno's Death & Finale

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'Che soave zeffiretto', Le nozze di Figaro

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The Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption

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THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

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The Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption/Angola 3

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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The Shawshank Redemption: The Shooting Script (Newmarket Shooting Script Series)

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The Shawshank Redemption in 35mm! in Seattle

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My Favourite Film

Television show

  • Desc: My Favourite Film was a television special broadcast on the ABC on 4 December 2005. After public voting took place on the show's website, the special listed the top ten most popular films as chosen by voters, and these films were discussed and their rankings debated by a panel hosted by Margaret Pomeranz, a long-time ABC film critic, which included Judith Lucy, Stuart MacGill, Sigrid Thornton, Chris Taylor, and Richard Roxburgh.
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Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Act 3: Duettino - Sull'aria (from The Shawshank Redemption)

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Stephen King

Stephen King

American author

  • Desc: Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books.
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Brother to Demons, Brother to Gods

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Shawshank Redemption

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