The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Genres - Comedy, Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Buddy Film, Prison Film  |   Release Date - Sep 23, 1994  |   Run Time - 142 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. During his time at the prison, he befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding, and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him in his money-laundering operation.

Although the film was a box office disappointment, it received multiple award nominations (including seven Oscar nominations) and highly positive reviews from critics for its acting, story, and realism. It is now considered to be one of the greatest films of the 1990s. It has since been successful on cable television, VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray. It was included in the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition).

In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Movie Info

Budget

$25,000,000

Box Office

$28,817,291

Themes

Tags

1940s, American Film Institute, Collection: Stephen King, Corruption, Cult, Death/Extinction, Escape From Prison, Family Relationships, Film Based On Literature, Literary, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Parole Board, Police Brutality, Prison, Prison Cell, Prison Escape, Redemption, Revenge, Shawshank Redemption, Spiritual/Religious, Wrongful Imprisonment

Attributes

Narrative Location: Maine
Subject: abuse of power, corruption, friendship, hope, imprisonment, incarceration, incarceration in the United States, male bonding, Marilyn Monroe, miscarriage of justice, prison, Raquel Welch, Rita Hayworth
Time Period: 1946, 1947, 1954, 1966

Alternate Titles

À l'ombre de Shawshank
CA
A remény rabjai
HU
Avain pakoon
FI
Cadena perpetua
ES
De ontsnapping
NL
Die Verurteilten
AT, DE
En verden udenfor
DK
Esaretin Bedeli
TR
Frihetens regn
NO
Gaqceva shoushenkidan
GE
Homot Shel Tikva
IL
Închisoarea îngerilor
RO
Iskupljenje u Shawshanku
HR
Kaznilnica odrešitve
SI
Le ali della libertà
IT
Les évadés
FR
Nhà tù Shawshank
VN
Nyckeln till frihet
SE
Os Condenados de Shawshank
PT
Pabėgimas iš Šoušenko
LT
Rastgari Dar Shawshank
IR
Rita Hayworth - Avain pakoon
FI
Rita Hayworth - nyckel till flykten
FI
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
US
Shawshank Mittraphap Khwamwang Khwamrunraeng
TH
Shawshank Redemption – Avain pakoon
FI
Shawshanki lunastus
EE
Shôshanku no sora ni
JP
Shoushenkdan qochish
UZ
Shoushenkden Qacish
AZ
Skazani na Shawshank
PL
Şouşenkdən qaçış
AZ
Sueño de fuga
MX
Sueño de libertad
UY
Sueños de fuga
CL, PE
Sueños de libertad
AR, MX
Sueños de Libertad
CL
Teleftaia exodos: 'Rita Hayworth'
GR
The Prisoner
PH
The Shawshank Redemption
AU, CA, IS, IN, ID, PH, SG, AE, GB, US
Um Sonho de Liberdade
BR
Vykoupení z věznice Shawshank
Vykúpenie z väznice Shawshank
SK
Xiao shen ke de jiu shu
CN
Τελευταία Έξοδος: Ρίτα Χέιγουορθ
GR
Бекство из Шошенка
RS
Втеча з Шоушенка
UA
Выкупленьне з Шаўшэнку
BY
Изкуплението Шоушенк
BG
Искупление Шоушенком
RU
Побег из Шоушенка
RU
ショーシャンクの空に
JP
刺激1995
TW
月黑高飛
HK
肖申克的救赎
CN