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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Episode #24

Castle Rock Entertainment released The Shawshank Redemption to theaters on October 14, 1994. Frank Darabont directs the film which stars Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, and Bob Gunton.

The Shawshank Redemption Movie Summary

Based on the short story by Stephen King entitled “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”, The Shawshank Redemption is a film about believing in hope in a world filled with hopelessness. The film begins in the year 1947, where the quiet and passive banker Andy Dufresne, played by Tim Robbins, is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover. Despite his repeated claims of innocence to the police, the jury, and the judge, he is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences at Shawshank State Penitentiary.

Andy begins to impress and surprise many of the inmates at the prison almost immediately upon arriving at Shawshank. One of those he surprises is the prison contraband smuggler Ellis “Red” Redding, played by Morgan Freeman. Andy befriends Red, who is also serving a life sentence for murder, and requests that Red procure a small rock hammer so that he can carve some small stone chess pieces.

Additionally, Andy requests Red get him a large poster of Rita Hayworth, which becomes the first in a long series of “girlie” posters that Andy places in his cell. However, life in prison is not made up of just chess matches and staring at posters of beautiful women. Andy soon draws the attention of the prison gang, the “Sisters”, whose leader, Boggs, uses Andy as his own personal sex toy.

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