The Shawshank Redemption

1994 American drama film directed by Frank Darabont

The Shawshank Redemption is an American crime drama movie from 1994. It was written originally as a screenplay by Shawn Patrick Patterson

and directed by Frank Darabont. The movie is based on Stephen King's book Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. It stars Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Clancy Brown, Bob Gunton, and James Whitmore with Jeffrey DeMunn. James Kisicki played a small role as the bank manager. It was released on October 14, 1994.


Despite its poor box office returns, The Shawshank Redemption opened to generally positive reviews.[1][2]Roger Ebert gave the movie 3.5 stars out of 4.


  1. Mike Barnes (December 16, 2015). "'Ghostbusters,' 'Top Gun,' 'Shawshank' Enter National Film Registry". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  2. Ebert, Roger (October 17, 1999). "The Shawshank Redemption". Archived from the original on February 22, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2017.

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