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.

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  1. Frank Darabont

    Director, Writer

  2. Stephen King


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

  6. James Whitmore

    James Whitmore

    Brooks Hatlen

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 22m

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $28,341,469.00

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Release Information

  • September 22, 1994
    R, Premiere
  • September 23, 1994
    Theatrical (limited)
  • October 14, 1994



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