The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Theatrical Release: Sept. 23, 1994

DVD and Blu-ray Release: Jan. 1, 2018

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.


  • Crime
  • Drama

Quality Rating: 93%

MPAA Rating: R

Run Time: 142 minutes (2:22)

Format: Feature

Director: Frank Darabont




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