THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994) ****thumbnail, Shawshank Redemption

(focus on prison system)

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Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) was sent to Shawshank in 1947 for murdering his unfaithful wife and her lover.  Like everyone in prison, he was innocent, or so he claimed.  S.R. adapted from a Steven King novella, shows one person’s quest to overcome impossible odds and prove the truth about his life and the value of life.  S.R. was voted most-popular movie of all time (IMDb) and nominated for seven Academy Awards.  Rated R (140 min.) mike laib 2010.

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