The Shawshank Redemption

Synopsis: Chronicles the experiences of a formerly successful banker as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. The film portrays the man's unique way of dealing with his new, torturous life; along the way he befriends a number of fellow prisoners, most notably a wise long-term inmate named Red.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Frank Darabont
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 32 nominations.
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142 min

But I'm in shock.

I mean, that they're still alive.

You bred them lysine-deficient.

Shouldn't they have kicked after seven

days without supplemental enzymes?

But, by God, they're flourishing.

That's one of 1,000 questions

I want the team to answer.


I've organised an expedition to go in...

thank you, and document them.

To make the most spectacular living

fossil record the world has ever seen.

Go in and document?

You mean with people?

Yes, the animals won't know they're there.

Very low impact.

Strictly observation and documentation.

Our satellite infrareds

show the animals are fiercely territorial.

The carnivores are isolated

in the interior of the island...

so the team can stay on the outer rim.

Don't worry.

I'm not making the same mistakes again.

No, you're making all new ones.

John! So, there's another island

with dinosaurs...

no fences this time,

and you want to send people in...

very few people, on the ground, right?

Who are the four lunatics

you're trying to con into this?

It was hard to convince them

of what they would see...

in the end had to use my chequebook.

But there's Nick van Owen,

a video documentarian...

Eddie Carr,

who's a field equipment expert.

We have our palaeontologist...

and I was hoping that perhaps

you might be the fourth.

We've been on the verge of Chapter 11

since that accident in the park.

There are those in the company

who wanted to exploit Site B...

in order to bail us out.

They've been planning it for years,

but I've stopped them until now.

A few weeks ago,

a British family on a yacht cruise...

stumbled across the island

and their wee girl was injured.

She's fine.

But the board has used the incident

to take control of InGen from me.

Now it's only a matter of time before this...

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Frank Darabont

Frank Arpad Darabont (born January 28, 1959) is a Hungarian-American film director, screenwriter and producer who has been nominated for three Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. In his early career he was primarily a screenwriter for horror films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, The Blob and The Fly II. As a director he is known for his film adaptations of Stephen King novels such as The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist. more…

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