The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

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Average of 11467 ratings: 4.4 Stars

1994 M Contains violence.

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

Tim Robbins (The Player, Bob Roberts, The Hudsucker Proxy) and Academy Award nominee, Morgan Freeman (Unforgiven, Driving Miss Daisy, Seven), star in this unforgettable story of hope, friendship and survival inside maximum security jail. From the Stephen King novella “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” featured in the best seller “Different Seasons”.

Andy Dufresne (Robbins), a New England banker convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, is sent to Shawshank State Prison where he meets “Red” Redding (Freeman), a seasoned lifer. Despite twenty years on the inside, the prison bars fail to contain their spirits; and the pair forge an unlikely friendship, one that overcomes pain, suffering and ultimately leads to a chance at freedom.

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136 minutes
Castle Rock
Fatso Top 100
Rated #1 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.85:1
English, Brazilian Portuguese, Complex Chinese, French, Korean & Latin Spanish
English Dolby True HD 5.1; English Dolby Digital 5.1; French, Latin Spanish 2.0

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4 by LO97035

A great movie that lives up to its 4 star status. Unfortunately the many scratches on the DVD made it a frustrating watch for us. Not good enough Fatso!

5 by NessaC

It would be fair to say that this is my favourite movie. Fantastic story line and fantastic actors. I would highly recommend!

5 by Ann Bayley

Yes, one of the very best! After seeing so many bitter, if more realistic, films about the sad state of the world today that have been sent to me, this presented a convincing story of people in a difficult... Read more

5 by LordBaal

Was an extremely enjoyable watch. Excellent twist. A much referenced movie and one of the best prison movies I have watched.

4 by yjeva

Excellent - a good story and much easier to watch than most prison films without losing any realism.

5 by Jude1

very good watching, was long but enjoyed it. would recommend to all who wants to see it.

4 by manny

Fantastic portrayal of Morgan Freeman as an inmate who narrates every detail which happened inside the prison. Good to watch. Unexpected twist at very end.

4 by marjidors

I wasn't too keen to start with but I must say it's one of the best films I've ever seen.

Great ending too.

Highly recommended, four stars.

5 by Darth Vadertron

A great movie. Had amazing acting and an amazing story, one of the greatest films ever made. Absolute brilliance

5 Stars

4 by bostie

really enjoyed .admired the courage of the escapee.had to endure some horrific times and being innocent at that