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The Shawshank Redemption Details

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In 1946, a banker named Andy Dufresne ([[Performer~P108437~Tim Robbins~timrobbins]]) is convicted of a double murder, even though he stubbornly proclaims his innocence. He's sentenced to a life term at the Shawshank State Prison in Maine, where another lifer, Ellis "Red" Redding ([[Performer~P90514~Morgan Freeman~morganfreeman]]), picks him as the new recruit most likely to crack under the pressure. The ugly realities of prison life are quickly introduced to Andy: a corrupt warden ([[Performer~P196184~Bob Gunton~bobgunton]]), sadistic guards led by Capt. Byron Hadley ([[Performer~P8910~Clancy Brown~clancybrown]]), and inmates who are little better than animals, willing to use rape or beatings to insure their dominance. But Andy does not crack: he has the hope of the truly innocent, which (together with his smarts) allow him to prevail behind bars. He uses his banking skills to win favor with the warden and the guards, doing the books for Norton's illegal business schemes and keeping an eye on the investments of most of the prison staff. In exchange, he is able to improve the prison library and bring some dignity and respect back to many of the inmates, including Red. Based on a story by [[Performer~P97473~Stephen King~stephenking]], The Shawshank Redemption was the directorial debut of screenwriter [[Performer~P86735~Frank Darabont~frankdarabont]]. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 15, 1995

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Herbick Best Sound 1994 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Morgan Freeman Best Actor 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Morgan Freeman Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Morgan Freeman Best Actor 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Niki Marvin Best Picture 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Francis-Bruce Best Editing 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Frank Darabont Best Screenplay 1994 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Frank Darabont Best Director 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frank Darabont Best Adapted Screenplay 1994 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Roger Deakins Best Cinematography 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Roger Deakins Best Cinematography 1994 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Tim Robbins Best Actor 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thomas Newman Best Score 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Willie D. Burton Best Sound 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elliot Tyson Best Sound 1994 Nominee

Cast

Tim Robbins
as Andy Dufresne
Morgan Freeman
as Ellis Boy "Red" Redding
Bob Gunton
as Warden Samuel Norton
Bill Sadler
as Heywood
Clancy Brown
as Capt. Byron Hadley
James Whitmore
as Brooks Hatlen
Gil Bellows
as Tommy Williams
Mark Rolston
as Bogs Diamond
Jeffrey DeMunn
as D.A.
Brian Brophy
as 1967 Parole Hearings Man
Gary Lee Davis
as Rooster
Paul McCrane
as Guard Trout
Brian Libby
as Floyd
David Proval
as Snooze
Deborah Aquila
Dion Anderson
as Head Bull Haig
Don McManus
as Guard Wiley
Frank Medrano
as Fat Ass
Gordon Greene
as 1947 Parole Hearings Man
John R. Woodward
as Bullhorn Tower Guard
Ned Bellamy
as Guard Youngblood
Neil Giuntoli
as Jigger
Neil Summers
as Pete
Rohn Thomas
as Bugle Editor
Steve Eastin
Bill Bolender
as Elmo Blatch
Joe Pecoraro
as Projectionist
Joe Ragno
as Ernie
Jude Ciccolella
as Guard Mert
Ken Magee
as Ned Grimes
Larry Brandenburg
as Skeet

Crew

Frank Darabont
Director
Niki Marvin
Producer
Frank Darabont
Screenwriter
Roger Deakins
Cinematographer
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Francis-Bruce
Editor
David Lester
Production Designer
Terence Marsh
Production Designer
Liz Glotzer
Executive Producer
David Lester
Executive Producer
Michael Seirton
Set Designer
Joseph Hodges
Set Designer
Antoinette J. Gordon
Set Designer
Willie D. Burton
Sound/Sound Designer
Elliot Tyson
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Herbick
Sound/Sound Designer
John R. Woodward
First Assistant Director
Deborah Aquila
Casting
Kevin Haney
Makeup
Stephen King
Short Story Author
Monty Westmore
Makeup
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Pilot
Kevin Bartnof
Foley Artist
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