The Shawshank Redemption

One of the most inspiring movies about prison life is The Shawshank Redemption. The movie stars Tim Robbins in a role that put him on the radar for many future roles. The movie is set in 1946 and Robbins character is Andy Dufresne. He is convicted of killing two people and sentenced to life in prison. He continues to state he is innocent. The film was released on September of 1994 and directed by Frank Darabont.

Morgan Freeman also has a huge role in this movie. He is also a prisoner and the two find that they earn protection from the guards in exchange for helping the warden to launder money through the facility. The two become very good friends and they depend on each other to help them get through the difficult times of life in prison.

Ironically, The Shawshank Redemption is considered to be one of the best movies ever made. Yet it was ahead of its time when it went to the theaters in 1994. The movie was only warmly received by viewers and critics. In fact, the movie barely made enough money for it to break even with the budget to create it.

The movie was nominated for a few awards but didn’t take home many of them. Still, the movie continued to have a buzz about it. People either loved it or they hated it, and there were haters that felt it didn’t do justice to those that work within the prison system and uphold standards day in and day out at such facilities.

The Shawshank Redemption did extremely well in terms of VHS rentals and purchases. More than 320,000 were sold within the first several months of it going to this format.

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The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 film about a banker named Andy Dufresne, who is accused of double murder in the 1940s and begins a life sentence at the fictional ...

The Shawshank Redemption

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This is the tree from one of the last scenes in the movie Shawshank Redemption..