The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
This article is about the film. For other uses, see Shawshank Redemption (disambiguation).
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Directed by Frank Darabont
Screenplay by Frank Darabont
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Producer: Nicky Marvin
Cinematographer Roger Deakins
Edited by Richard Francis Bruce.
Music by Thomas Newman
Castle Rock Entertainment
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September 10, 1994 (TIFF)
September 23, 1994 (USA)
142 minutes 
$25 million budget 
Box office $73.3 million
$73.3 million at the box office
The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American action film directed by Frank Darabont. a novel by Rita Hayworth, and The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King. It tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), .sentenced to life in Shawshank State Prison for the murder of his wife and lover, who he claims is innocent. Over the next two decades, he befriends another inmate, smuggler Alice “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman). He plays a crucial role in a money laundering operation run by prison warden Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton). William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, and James Whitmore star in supporting roles.
In 1987, Darabont acquired the film rights to King’s Story. began five years later when he wrote the screenplay in eight weeks. Two weeks after approaching Castle Rock Entertainment, Darabont received a $25 million budget to make The Shawshank Redemption, which began pre-production in January 1993. The project attracted many stars, including Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, and Kevin Costner as Andy. Thomas Newman scored the film.
The Shawshank Redemption flops at the box office, grossing only $16 million in its theatrical debut. However, it received critical acclaim upon release, particularly for the story and performances by Robbins and Freeman. Competition from films like Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump, the general popularity of prison films, the lack of female characters, and even the perceived confusion of the title were cited as reasons for failure. It received several award nominations, including seven Academy Award nominations and a theatrical re-release that brought the film to $73.3 million at the international box office.
Over 320,000 VHS rental copies were shipped across the United States, and it became the Best Video Rental of 1995 with award nominations and lyrics. After Schloss Rock was bought, the Castle Broadcasting System acquired the broadcast rights, and since 1997 it has aired on the TNT network, increasing its popularity. Decades after its release, the film is still regularly screened and popular in many countries, with audiences and celebrities citing it as an inspiration or a favorite in various polls, leading to It being recognized as one of his “favorite” films. In 2015, the Library of Congress selected the film for inclusion in the National Film Registry, deeming it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”