The Shawshank Redemption

Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn't commit the crimes. While there, he forms a friendship with Red (Morgan Freeman), experiences brutality of prison life, adapts, helps the warden, etc., all in 19 years.

The Shawshank Redemption

Morgan Freeman
Tim Robbins
Bob Gunton
William Sadler
Clancy Brown
James Whitmore

Frank Darabont

Niki Marvin

Written by:
Frank Darabont

Columbia Pictures

$25 million

Box Office:
$28.3 million


Academy Awards - Best Picture (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Cinematography (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Sound (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Film Editing (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Music, Original Score (Nominated)
Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Nominated)
Golden Globes - Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (Nominated)
Grammy Awards - Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television (Nominated)

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