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The Shawshank Redemption
Director: Frank Darabont (Dir)
Release Date:   1994
Premiere Information:   New York and Los Angeles openings: 23 Sep 1994
Duration (in mins):   142
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Cast:   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)  
  And James Whitmore (Brooks Hatlen)  

Production Company: Castle Rock Entertainment (A Turner Company)
Distribution Company: Columbia Pictures (A Sony Pictures Entertainment Company)
Director: Frank Darabont (Dir)
Producer: Niki Marvin (Prod)
Writer: Frank Darabont (Scr)
Photography: Roger Deakins (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Terence Marsh (Prod des)
Film Editor: Richard Francis-Bruce (Ed)
Music: Thomas Newman (Mus)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the short novel "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King in his Different Seasons (New York, 1982).
Authors: Stephen King

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Castle Rock Entertainment 5/12/1994 dd/mm/yyyy PA714744

PCA NO: 33087
Physical Properties: Sd: Spectral Recording; Dolby Stereo Digital in selected theaters
  col: Technicolor
  Lenses/Prints: Technicolor

Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Prison

Note: The Shawshank Redemption was ranked 72nd on AFI's 2007 100 Years…100 Movies--10th Anniversary Edition list of the greatest American films. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   9 Sep 1994.   
Los Angeles Times   23 Sep 1994   Calendar, p. 1.
New York   26 Sep 1994   p. 96.
New York Times   23 Sep 1994   Section III, p. 3.
Variety   9 Sep 1994   p. 42.

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