"The Shawshank Redemption" is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The film is based on the novella "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King.
The film follows the story of Andy Dufresne (Robbins), a young accountant who is sentenced to life in prison for a crime he did not commit. He befriends an older prisoner named Ellis Boyce (Freeman) and the two form a close bond as they navigate the harsh realities of life in prison. Andy's intelligence and resourcefulness help him survive in the corrupt and dangerous prison environment, and he eventually becomes a key figure in the underground economy of the prison.
"The Shawshank Redemption" was a commercial and critical success, and it has since become a classic of modern cinema. It is known for its powerful performances, moving story, and themes of hope and redemption. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Morgan Freeman.