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!
by KC Kid July 28, 2006
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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.
by renato June 21, 2005
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While doing a girl from behind, you take a small spoon and start gingerly digging at her asshole. When she, most likely shocked, looks back to see what the hell is going on, you briskly hold up a poster of Rita Hayworth.
yesterday I was given a Shawshank Redemption, and I have yet to recover.
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SHAWshank redemption is the act of USC quarterback Conner Shaw coming in off the bench and going beast mode at a critical time to engineer an unforeseen and unpredictable victory over a top 5 team on national television.
Dean "There is no way we can win this game , it's 17-0 after 3 quarters. It sucks that Shaw is too injured to play tonight"

Matt " I hope he is too injured , the last thing I wanna see is a SHAWshank redemption"
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When one leaves by them self without warning or telling anyone before the do it.
When I get a car, I'm gonna be pulling a Shawshank Redemption and going from coast to coast.
by CallMeTomRusso December 15, 2009
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