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The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film directed by , based on the 1982 Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The film stars as Andy Dufresne, a successful banker wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, and as Red, a fellow inmate and friend who becomes instrumental in his eventual escape from prison.

The Shawshank Redemption is set in the 1940s and follows Andy's journey through Shawshank State Penitentiary. Initially, Andy is a withdrawn and solitary figure, but he gradually forms a bond with Red and other inmates. As time passes, Andy uses his skills as a banker to help the prison's corrupt warden, Norton, launder money. However, he secretly plans to escape from the prison, and eventually, with Red's help, he manages to do so.

The Shawshank Redemption received critical acclaim and has since become regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for , and Best Adapted Screenplay for . Although it did not win any of these awards, the film has since become a classic and has been widely praised for its performances, direction, and themes of hope, friendship, and redemption.

Directed by
Produced by Niki Marvin
Screenplay by
Based on Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
by Stephen King
Starring , , , , , , ,
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography Roger Deakins
Edited by Richard Francis-Bruce
Production
company
Castle Rock Entertainment
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date September 10, 1994 (TIFF) September 23, 1994 (United States)
Running time 142 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million
Box office $58.3 million

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