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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Clancy Brown, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, James Whitmore, Gil Bellows, Mark Rolston

Director(s): Frank Darabont

Language: English

Genre: Social Drama

Synopsis

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 nota... [Get complete synopsis]

 

motleymitch wrote on April 30, 2005, 1:07 am
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The rare excellent adaptation of a Stephen King book. Also the rare non-spooky King book. Just a great prison story. I love elaborate prison-break schemes.
Deril wrote on May 1, 2005, 10:42 am
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This movie blew me away. This one one of my "movies of the year". Excellent prison break.
Papamikey wrote on May 2, 2005, 12:19 pm
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You see, I feel the movie was a faithful adaptation of not only the plot of the short-story by Stephen King, but also the "feeling", the in-touch with the common man style of his writing.

Most people dismiss him as "That Guy Who Writes Horror Novels" but don't read works like this.

Too bad.

Papa Mikey!
MasterWoodsman wrote on May 2, 2005, 12:20 pm
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I must concur with you all on this one. Loved the characters!
motleymitch wrote on May 4, 2005, 1:40 am
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Wow! We all agree! It must be the apocalypse!
Papamikey wrote on May 4, 2005, 8:47 am
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That cinches it: I'm buying a lotto today!

Jefferygn wrote on May 4, 2005, 4:38 pm
Mood: Realizing that I have way too much work to do, but thinking screw it! I'm going to the gym.
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Even I liked this film. I have seen it several times (it seems to be constantly on TV), and I never tire of it. The storytelling, and the story itself, are simply brilliant! The understated tone of the film is also one of its strengths. There are no extreme highs or lows; rather all emotions are measured. Therefore it provides for a very serene and yet satisfying viewing experience.
Papamikey wrote on January 23, 2006, 12:00 pm
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Just RE-watched this last night on "Spike TV" (bastion of old CSI re-runs, Axe body-spray commercials and ads for "Girls gone Wild"...sigh, makes me embarassed to be male, but I digress...)

JUST as powerful now as it was when I first saw it...amazing story, told in a easy-flowing, easy-going tone...I was exhausted from a long weekend, this was on late yet it STILL kept me engaged and awake throughout the whole thing.

Top-shelf.

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