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The Shawshank Redemption -- Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

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Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (short story "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption")
Frank Darabont (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 October 1994 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
Plot:
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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Don't Rent Shawshank. See more (3216 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tim Robbins ... Andy Dufresne

Morgan Freeman ... Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding

Bob Gunton ... Warden Norton

William Sadler ... Heywood

Clancy Brown ... Captain Hadley

Gil Bellows ... Tommy

Mark Rolston ... Bogs Diamond

James Whitmore ... Brooks Hatlen

Jeffrey DeMunn ... 1946 D.A.

Larry Brandenburg ... Skeet

Neil Giuntoli ... Jigger

Brian Libby ... Floyd

David Proval ... Snooze

Joseph Ragno ... Ernie

Jude Ciccolella ... Guard Mert

Paul McCrane ... Guard Trout
Renee Blaine ... Andy Dufresne's Wife
Scott Mann ... Glenn Quentin
John Horton ... 1946 Judge
Gordon Greene ... 1947 Parole Hearings Man (as Gordon C. Greene)

Alfonso Freeman ... Fresh Fish Con

V.J. Foster ... Hungry Fish Con
John E. Summers ... New Fish Guard

Frank Medrano ... Fat Ass
Mack Miles ... Tyrell
Alan R. Kessler ... Laundry Bob
Morgan Lund ... Laundry Truck Driver
Cornell Wallace ... Laundry Leonard
Gary Lee Davis ... Rooster
Neil Summers ... Pete

Ned Bellamy ... Guard Youngblood
Joe Pecoraro ... Projectionist (as Joseph Pecoraro)
Harold E. Cope Jr. ... Hole Guard

Brian Delate ... Guard Dekins

Don McManus ... Guard Wiley (as Don R. McManus)
Donald Zinn ... Moresby Batter (as Donald E. Zinn)

Dorothy Silver ... 1954 Landlady
Robert Haley ... 1954 Food-Way Manager
Dana Snyder ... 1954 Food-Way Woman
John D. Craig ... 1957 Parole Hearings Man
Ken Magee ... Ned Grimes
Eugene C. DePasquale ... Mail Caller (as Eugene C. De Pasquale)
Bill Bolender ... Elmo Blatch
Ron Newell ... Elderly Hole Guard

John R. Woodward ... Bullhorn Tower Guard
Chuck Brauchler ... Man Missing Guard

Dion Anderson ... Head Bull Haig
Claire Slemmer ... Bank Teller

James Kisicki ... Bank Manager
Rohn Thomas ... Bugle Editor
Charlie Kearns ... 1966 D.A.
Rob Reider ... Duty Guard
Brian Brophy ... 1967 Parole Hearings Man
Paul Kennedy ... 1967 Food-Way Manager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Babson ... Con (uncredited)
Dennis Baker ... Old Man on Bus (uncredited)
Fred Culbertson ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Richard Doone ... Con (uncredited)

Rita Hayworth ... Gilda Mundson Farrell (archive footage) (uncredited)

Alonzo F. Jones ... Inmate (uncredited)

Gary Jones ... Convict (uncredited)

Sergio Kato ... Inmate II (uncredited)

Michael Lightsey ... Con (uncredited)
Chris Page ... Traffic (driver) (uncredited)

Brad Spencer ... 1957 Parole Hearings Guard (uncredited)
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Directed by
Frank Darabont 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stephen King (short story "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption")

Frank Darabont (screenplay)

Produced by
Liz Glotzer .... executive producer
David V. Lester .... executive producer (as David Lester)
Niki Marvin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Deakins (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Francis-Bruce 
 
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
 
Production Design by
Terence Marsh 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Landsdown Smith  (as Peter Smith)
 
Set Decoration by
Michael Seirton  (as Michael Sierton)
 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth McBride 
 
Makeup Department
Roy Bryson .... hair stylist
Jeni Lee Dinkel .... makeup artist
Kevin Haney .... key makeup artist
Philip Ivey .... key hair stylist (as Phillip Ivey)
Pamela Priest .... hair stylist
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kokayi Ampah .... production supervisor
David V. Lester .... unit production manager (as David Lester)
Sue Bea Montgomery .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Greenwood .... second second assistant director
Thomas Schellenberg .... key second assistant director
John R. Woodward .... first assistant director
Jesse V. Johnson .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Peter Allen .... paint foreman (as Peter J. Allen)
Lee Lee Baird .... on-set dresser (as Lee Baird)
Bob Baker .... decorating consultant (as Bobby Baker)
John Barbera .... labor gang boss
Earl F. Betts .... propmaker foreman (as Earl Betts)
Glen Blanton .... plasterer
Jack Evans .... assistant art director
Barrett Fleetwood .... labor foreman
Susan Fraley .... set estimator
Blair Gibeau .... painter
Chad Goodrich .... propmaker gang boss
Antoinette J. Gordon .... senior set designer (as Antoinette Gordon)
Kelley A. Hankins .... painter (as Kelley Collopy)
Carey Harris Jr. .... propman (as Carey Harris)
Todd Hatfield .... stand-by painter
James Hawthorne .... paint gang boss
Robert Hawthorne .... paint gang boss
Jim Henry .... propshop foreman
Jack Hering .... set dresser
John M. Heuberger .... set dresser
Joseph A. Hodges .... set designer (as Joe Hodges)
Alba Leone .... lead person
Sebastian Milito .... construction coordinator
Scott Mizgaites .... propmaker gang boss
Christopher Neely .... set dresser
Isidoro Raponi .... propshop foreman (as Isadoro Raponi)
Tom Shaw Jr. .... property master (as Tom Shaw)
Dixwell Stillman .... construction foreman
Pete von Sholly .... storyboard consultant (as Peter Von Sholly)
Paul Wells .... key carpenter
Rhonda Yeater .... art department assistant
Jim Heastings .... carpenter (uncredited)
Brent Peelor .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Petra Bach .... adr supervisor
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
David Behle .... mixing recordist
Bruce Bell .... sound editor
Mike Boudry .... additional adr recordist
Kevin Boyd .... cable person
Willie D. Burton .... production sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Michael J. Cerone .... additional adr recordist (as Michael Cerone)
Jeff Clark .... sound editor
Zack Davis .... sound editor
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer
Ron Grafton .... foley recordist
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Shelley Rae Hinton .... adr editor
Dale Johnston .... sound editor
Doc Kane .... additional adr mixer
Jack Keller .... mixing recordist
Larry Lester .... sound editor
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator (as Marvin Lewis)
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
William L. Manger .... sound editor (as Bill Manger)
Lori Martino .... assistant sound editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer (as Tom O'Connell)
Richard Oswald .... sound editor
Janelle Showalter .... assistant sound editor
John Stacy .... supervising sound editor (as John M. Stacy)
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Ulrich .... adr editor
Bill Weinman .... assistant sound editor
Paul J. Zydel .... additional adr mixer (as Paul Zydel)
Jim Emswiller .... temp boom operator (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
John Soukup .... recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bob Williams .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Melissa Taylor .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts (as Dan Barringer)
Fred Culbertson .... stunts
Jerry Gatlin .... stunt coordinator
Mickey Guinn .... stunts
Dick Hancock .... stunts
A. Michael Lerner .... stunts (as Allen Michael Lerner)
Tom Morga .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts
Tom Morga .... stunt double: Tim Robbins (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim L. Amstutz .... lighting stand-in (as Tim Amstutz)
John Archibald .... second rigging grip
Robin Brown .... first assistant camera
Rex Buckingham .... rigging grip
Keith Bunting .... best boy grip
James J. Burke .... lighting stand-in (as James Burke)
Brian 'Buzz' Buzzelli .... grip (as Brian Buzzelli)
Don Cerrone .... key grip
Jorgen Christenen .... rigging grip (as Jorgen Christensen)
Tony Corapi .... rigging best boy
Gerrit Dangremond .... Steadicam operator
Eugene C. DePasquale .... grip (as Eugene DePasquale III)
Richie Ford .... rigging gaffer
Max Gerber .... lighting stand-in
David Gilby .... lighting stand-in
James P. Gribbins .... electric rigger (as James Gribbins)
Thomas Guidugli .... grip
Bruce Hamme .... dolly grip
Dexter Hammett .... lighting stand-in
Jim Harrington .... grip (as James Harrington)
Andy Harris .... second assistant camera
William Kingsley .... lamp operator
Jeremy Knaster .... best boy electric
John 'Quincy' Koenig .... lamp operator (as Quincy Koenig)
Bobby Mancuso .... second assistant camera
Bill Martin .... lighting stand-in
Ken McCahan .... grip (as Kenneth McCahan)
Russ Milner .... grip (as Russell Milner)
William Moore .... lamp operator (as Bill Moore)
William R. Nielsen Jr. .... second assistant camera (as Bill Nielsen Jr.)
Hope A. Nielsen .... film loader (as Hope Nielsen)
Bill O'Leary .... gaffer
Charles Quinlivan .... rigging grip (as Charley Quinlivin)
Judy Scarboro .... video assistant
Van Scarboro .... video assist operator
Joseph Short .... electric rigger
Jon Stinehour .... lighting stand-in
Eric Swanek .... first assistant camera
Ruben Turner .... lamp operator
Michael P. Weinstein .... still photographer (as Michael Weinstein)
Robert Bender .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Pat Dames .... grip (uncredited)
Kurt Dale Hartman .... electrician (uncredited)
David Moenkhaus .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jon D. Morrison .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Brian Powers .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Eric Swanek .... steadicam assistant (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Adam Moyer .... background casting intern
Lynn Myers .... casting: Ohio (as D. Lynn Meyer)
Brent Scarpo .... background casting assistant
Jane Shannon-Smith .... casting associate (as Jane Shannon)
Ivy Weiss .... background casting
Julie Weiss .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cookie Beard .... wardrobe assistant
Carol Buckler .... seamstress
Kris Kearney .... key costumer
Taneia Lednicky .... wardrobe supervisor
Donnie McFinely .... costumer
Eva Prappas .... costumer
Mira Zavidowsky .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jeff Canavan .... apprentice editor
Patricia A. Galvin .... first assistant editor (as Patty Galvin)
David Johnson .... production assistant
Robert C. Lusted .... second assistant editor (as Robert Lusted)
David Orr .... color timer
Keith Shaw .... colorist: mastering
 
Music Department
Bill Bernstein .... music editor
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
Jim Makiej .... assistant music editor (as James C. Makiej)
Leslie Morris .... music contractor
Thomas Pasatieri .... orchestrator
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Bruce Dukov .... concertmaster (uncredited)
Bruce Dukov .... violin (uncredited)
Arlene Fishbach .... music consultant (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Robert Conrad .... driver
Fred Culbertson .... transportation captain
William Culbertson .... driver
William P. Davis .... driver (as William Davis)
Chick Elwell .... driver
Dick Furr .... driver
Harold Garnsey .... driver
Sally Givens .... driver
James Graham .... driver
Ray Greene .... driver
Mickey Guinn .... driver
Ronald Hogle .... driver
Neil Knoff .... driver
David Marder .... transportation coordinator
Roland Maurer .... driver
Douglas Miller .... driver
Gary Mishey .... driver
Glen Murphy .... driver
Ken Nevin .... driver (as Ken Nevin Jr.)
Tom Park .... driver
Chuck Ramsey .... driver
Judith Reed .... driver
Scott Ruetenik .... driver
David Smith .... driver
Donald Snyder .... driver
J.D. Thomas .... driver
David Turner .... driver
Chip Vincent .... driver
Mario Simon .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Therese Amadio .... additional animal wrangler
Kokayi Ampah .... location manager
Kelley Baker .... accounting assistant
Robert C. Barnett .... assistant: Frank Darabont (as Robert Barnett)
Brian Boggs .... craft service
Richard Brooks Burton .... gyrosphere assistant (as Richard Burton)
Tom Cotter .... assistant: Tim Robbins
Chris Cozzi .... location assistant
James Ellis .... script supervisor
Jane Estocin .... assistant production accountant
Alfonso Freeman .... assistant: Morgan Freeman
Carlos Garcia .... caterer
Edward A. Gutentag .... gyrosphere assistant (as Ed Gutentag)
Scott E. Hart .... animal trainer (as Scott Hart)
Beth Hickman .... production office coordinator
Anne Hilbert .... office assistant
Jesse E. Johnson .... set production assistant (as Jesse Johnson)
Michael Kelem .... gyrosphere operator (as Mike Kelem)
Jose Lopez .... caterer
Ernie Malik .... unit publicist
Frank McKeon .... first aid
David McQuade .... set production assistant
Karin Mercurio .... accounting assistant
Mark Moelter .... craft service
Margaret J. Orlando .... assistant office coordinator (as Margaret Orlando)
Sioux Richards .... script supervisor
Joe Schultz .... caterer
Don Speakman .... craft service
Scott Stahler .... location assistant
Ramona Sánchez-Waggoner .... production accountant (as Ramona Waggoner)
Amie Tschappat .... office intern
Michael Vasquez .... accounting assistant
Sophia Xixis .... assistant: Niki Marvin
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... helicopter pilot
Michel Burstein .... press attache: France (uncredited)
Saxon Eldridge .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alan Jacques .... projectionist (uncredited)
Tom Lent .... adr voice (uncredited)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... aerial coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Dennis Baker .... thanks: Warden of The Mansfield Correctional Institution
Manny Centeno .... thanks: Director of the U.S. Virgin Islands Film Commission
Allen Greene .... in memory of
Richard Hall .... thanks: assistant to the Warden of The Mansfield Correctional Institution
Stephen King .... special thanks
Eve Lapolla .... thanks: Ohio Film Commission
Lee Tasseff .... thanks: Mansfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and prison violence (certificate 33087)
Runtime:
142 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:MA | Australia:M (TV rating) | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:14 | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Ireland:15 | Israel:PG | Italy:T | Japan:PG-12 | Japan:G (2009) | Malaysia:18 (re-rating) | Malaysia:(Banned) (original rating) (1994) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) | Singapore:R(A) (original rating) | Singapore:NC-16 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | South Korea:12 (cable rating) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate 33087)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
While Mansfield locals were eager to be extras, many weren't available during the day due to their jobs or were only available for one day, which obviously wouldn't work in a prison film. So extras were found at a halfway house, some of them real-life ex-cons.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Red is talking to Andy for the first time, he is throwing a baseball between himself and Heywood. Just as Andy stoops down, Red catches the ball and seconds later, catches the ball again without throwing it back.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
District Attorney:Mr. Dufresne, describe the confrontation you had with your wife the night that she was murdered.
Andy Dufresne:It was very bitter. She said she was glad I knew, that she hated all the sneaking around. And she said that she wanted a divorce in Reno.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Tosh.0: LP Theories (#5.8)" (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Mighty Fortress Is Our GodSee more »

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192 out of 231 people found the following review useful.
Don't Rent Shawshank., 21 November 2005
Author: EyeDunno from United States

I'm trying to save you money; this is the last film title that you should consider borrowing. Renting Shawshank will cost you five bucks... just plunk down the $25 and own the title. You'll wind up going back to this gem time and time again. This is one of few movies that are truly timeless. And it's entertaining and moving, no matter how many times you view it.

Forget about what others (including myself) might suggest you'll discover in "The Shawshank Redemption;" when you watch it, you'll identify something very personal in your own life with a scene, a character, or a moment in this uncomplicated movie. When you need hope, you'll look for Shawshank. When you want to believe in the will of overcoming even the greatest obstacles, Shawshank will uplift you in ways that you can't find in movies today.

Some liken the film to some kind of spiritual awakening. Of course, some can go to a church or mosque to find enlightenment and Faith in humanity, but most places of worship are open only certain days or times. But when you need affirmation of the lasting bond of friendships that prevail over the most dire circumstances, Shawshank will give it to you. It makes grown men (like me) cry, still. I wonder whether Shawshank was truly meant for viewing in the privacy of the home, because it is a personal experience that really makes you look inward. Nominated for seven, this is the best film that never one a single Oscar.

How ironic that an innocent man winds up being surrounded by the corruption of the legal system. Shawshank itself is similar to the character of Andy Dufresne. Prejudging this classic film, critics couldn't get past the title. The public followed suit, initially dismissing Shawshank, which failed in the box office just like "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Citizen Kane." It could have just whithered away on the store shelves, like Andy Dufresne could have in his own cell. But the characters prevailed, because Andy -- And Shawshank -- stayed true. Now, these movies are right up there as the most popular films of all time.

Anyone who has yet to watch Shawshank may be so jaded of movies, or the film's title, or how a 2-1/2- hour movie set inside the walls of a prison can manage to tap the soul of such a wide range of people. Shawshank has not one explosion. I wonder if it even has a single special effect or digitally- enhanced frame.

But every aspect of Shawshank fit together. The acting from the top to the bit part. The musical score. The editing. The photography. The story, from opening credits to final scene. All involved, including the town of Mansfield, Ohio (where Shawshank was actually filmed) played their roles perfectly. Shawshank is a must- see, must- own title.

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