Overview

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

  1. Frank Darabont

    Director, Writer

  2. Stephen King

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tim Robbins

    Tim Robbins

    Andy Dufresne

  2. Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman

    Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding

  3. Bob Gunton

    Bob Gunton

    Warden Samuel Norton

  4. Clancy Brown

    Clancy Brown

    Captain Byron T. Hadley

  5. Mark Rolston

    Mark Rolston

    Bogs Diamond

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Status Released

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  • September 22, 1994
    R
    Premiere

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

  • September 23, 1994
    Theatrical (limited)

    Meaning

  • October 14, 1994
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 22m

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $28,341,469.00

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