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A prominent banker unjustly convicted of murder spends many years in the Shawshank prison. He is befriended by a convict who knows the ropes and helps him to cope with the frightning realities of prison life.
When this popular prison drama was released in 1994, somecritics complained that the movie was too long (142 minutes) to sustain its story. Those complaints miss the point, because the passage of time is crucial to this story about patience, the squeaky wheels of justice, and the growth of a life-long friendship. Only when the film reaches its final, emotionally satisfying scene do you fully understand why writer-director Frank Darabont (adapting a novella by Stephen King) allows the story to unfold at its necessary pace, and the effect is dramatically rewarding. Tim Robbins plays a banker named Andy who's sent to Shawshank Prison on a murder charge, where he gets to know a life-term prisoner named Red (Morgan Freeman). Andy's calm, quiet exterior hides a great reserve of patience and fortitude, and Red comes to admire this mild-mannered man who first struck him as weak and unfit for prison life. So it is that The Shawshank Redemption builds considerable impact as a prison drama that defies the conventions of the genre (violence, brutality, riots) to illustrate its theme of faith, friendship, and survival. Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor, and Screenplay, it's a remarkable film that signaled the arrival of a promising new filmmaker--a film that many movie lovers count among their all-time favorites. --Jeff Shannon
An oldie but goodie! Never loses its screen sting. So many twists! Powerful story and incredibly convincing.Published 5 hours ago by Amazon Customer
This is one of those films that will stand the test of time. Great writing, great acting, and appeals to a wide audience. Highly recommended.Published 2 days ago by Annabelle E
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Sep 29, 2009 by John Hillestad | See all 6 posts
|What is up with these classic movies cases???||
I was bothered at first too, but then again my DVD collection also contains various types of packaging. Just think of your collection as eclectic.
Dec 3, 2008 by Steven S. | See all 6 posts
Goodfellas is a better movie. Frank Darabont says in the commentary track that Goodfellas was his basis of inspiration in making Shawshank.
Apr 2, 2015 by Rushead 2112-Hemispheres | See all 2 posts
|Name of Movie Morgan Freeman starred in.||
Have been looking at storylines of his past movies, Marie (1985), with Sissy Spacek MIGHT be the one as she is investigating political corruption. Morgan Freeman plays "Charles Traughber". Best I could find. hope it's it.
Dec 30, 2012 by Craig Schaff | See all 3 posts
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I don't know about that. I just checked Walmart and it charges 24.96 $ for the Blu-ray book edition of Shawshank while Amazon charges 19.49 $ for the same edition.
Jan 22, 2011 by Rayan S. Alballaa | See all 2 posts
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