In 1947 Portland, Maine, banker Andy Dufresne is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences at the Shawshank State Penitentiary. He is befriended by contraband smuggler, Ellis "Red" Redding, an inmate serving a life sentence. Red procures a rock hammer, and later a large poster of Rita Hayworth for Andy. Working in the prison laundry, Andy is regularly assaulted by "the Sisters" and their leader, Bogs.
In 1949, Andy overhears the captain of the guards, Byron Hadley, complaining about being taxed on an inheritance and offers to help him shelter the money legally. After an assault by the Sisters nearly kills Andy, Hadley beats Bogs severely. Bogs is then transferred to another prison. Warden Samuel Norton meets Andy and reassigns him to the prison library to assist elderly inmate Brooks Hatlen. Andy's new job is a pretext for him to begin managing financial matters for the prison employees. As time passes, the warden begins using him to handle matters for himself and variety of people, including guards from other prisons. Andy begins writing weekly letters to the state legislature requesting funds to improve the prison's decaying library.
|Produced By:||Niki Marvin, Liz Glotzer, David V. Lester|
|Directed By:||Frank Darabont|
|Written By:||Frank Darabont, Stephen King|
|Cast:||James Whitmore, Gary Jones, Frank Medrano, Jeffrey DeMunn, Fred Culbertson, Brian Brophy, James Babson, Paul McCrane, Alfonso Freeman, Dorothy Silver, Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, V.J. Foster, Sergio Kato, Neil Summers, James Kisicki, Scott Mann, Joe Pecoraro, Robert Haley, Rohn Thomas, Brad Pyner, Don McManus, Mack Miles, Gordon Greene, Mark Rolston, Joseph Ragno, Dion Anderson, John Horton, Richard Doone, Brian Libby, Neil Giuntoli, Morgan Lund, Brad Spencer, Ken Magee, Bob Gunton, Jodiviah Stepp, Brian Delate, Alonzo F. Jones, John R. Woodward, Ned Bellamy, William Sadler, Paul Kennedy, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, Larry Brandenburg, Jude Ciccolella, Bill Bolender, Renee Blaine, Gary Lee Davis, David Proval|
|In Theaters:||Oct 14, 1994|
|Runtime:||2 hours 22 minutes|
|Production:||Castle Rock Entertainment|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu|
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