A fantastic film (based on a Stephen King novella) released in 1994 starring Tim Robbins
and Morgan Freeeman
and directed by Frank Darabont. The film focuses on Andy Dufresne (Robbins), a young man wrongfully sent to Shawshank prison for murder, and his 20-year friendship with a fellow life-termer named Red (Freeman).
It received eight Oscar nominations.
Known as one of the most famous "sleepers" because it made less than 30 million dollars during its original release, However, its rental profits are astronomical and it makes most "Top 100 movies" lists.
On imdb.com, it ranks as the second best movie of all time, just behind The Godfather
Tom: What movie are you watching?
Mark: The Shawshank Redemption.
Tom: How is it?
Mark: Fucking awesome!
Awesome movie. Many people consider it to be "cliche" following generic prison plots, but it was based on King's novel, which came out in the 80's people! Also, Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, and James Whitmore (as Brooks) were brilliant.
Brooks suicide note was one of the saddest scenes in a movie I've ever seen.