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The Shawshank Redemption [Blu-ray/DVD] [Canadian; Warner Brothers 90th Anniversary]

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  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In writer-director Frank Darabont's 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 in the late 1940s. However, only Andy knows that he didn't commit the crimes. Sent to Shawshank Prison to do hard time, Andy--a taciturn banker in the outside world--has to learn to get by in the brutal, cutthroat confines of prison life. His quiet strength slowly earns the respect of his fellow inmates--most notably, Red (Morgan Freeman)--and even much of the prison staff. But Andy's seemingly stoic acceptance of his unjust imprisonment hides a fierce determination for freedom. This beautifully crafted movie features touching and sincere performances from the entire cast, with an uplifting message about humanity's indomitable spirit and the redemptive value of hope. Based on the novella RITA HAYWORTH AND SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION by Stephen King, Darabont's intriguing adaptation is easily one of the finest films of the 1990s.
  • Credits
    Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Bill Sadler, James Whitmore, Gil Bellows, Mark Rolston, Clancy Brown
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Undeniably powerful and moving..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...[The pairing of Freeman and Robbins] sparks moments of true grace and emotion..."

    "...A slow, gentle story of camaraderie....THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION has its own brand of iconoclasm..."
    New York Times

    "...THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION creates a warm hold on our feelings....It is deeper than most films; about continuity in a lifetime based on friendship and hope..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...Robbins and Freeman are superb, the dialogue sparse and poetic..."
    Total Film

    "...Extremely satisfying entertainment....[A] provisional masterpiece..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

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