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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
142 min

That looks fabulous.

Thank you, Geoffrey.

We'll also take a bottle of red as well.

Thank you.

Thank you, Barry.

That looks wonderful. Beautiful day.

Where are you going?

- To eat my sandwich.

- You won't be hungry for prawns.

- I don't like prawns.

- Darling, don't wander off.

For God's sake, leave her alone, Deirdre.

- Go play with your ball.

- Don't be so annoying!


what about snakes?

There aren't any snakes on the beach.

Just let her enjoy herself for once.


Hello, there.

What are you, a little bird or something?

Are you hungry? Take a bite.

It's roast beef.

It's good. Come on. I won't hurt you.

mummy! Daddy! Come see this!

I found something!

Cathy, darling, lunch is ready!

Are you looking at this?

I'm afraid there isn't enough to go around.



Will you hurry up? Hurry up!

You're him, right?

Excuse me?

The scientist? The guy? I saw you on TV.

I believed you.

Who shall I tell Mr. Hammond is calling?

Ian Malcolm. I've been summoned.

Dr Malcolm!

Hello, Dr Malcolm.

Kids, kids.

- It's so great to see you.

- It's so great to see you.

Look at you.

You came to see Grandpa?

Yeah, he called me.

Do you know what it's about?

I don't, either.

This joint's kind of creepy, isn't it?

Is everything okay?

Well, not exactly.

Dr Malcolm.

Dr Malcolm. Here to share

a few campfire stories with my uncle?

Convince the Washington Post

and Sceptical inquirer of what you want...

but I was there.

I know what happened and so do you.

Do you believe everyone

who chose discretion did so...

for a nefarious motive?

Even Lex and Tim?

Leave them out of it. It's not a game.

No. You signed a nondisclosure agreement

before you went to the island...

that forbade you from discussing what

you saw. You violated that agreement.

I did. And you lied about the deaths

of three people.

You misinformed the public,

which made me look like a nut.

Not so good for my career...

We made a generous compensatory offer

for your injuries.

A payoff and an insult.

When you spin reality, cover up evidence,

it hurts more than my reputation.

As I recall...

your university revoked your tenure

for your selling wild stories to the press.

I didn't sell anything.

I took no money and I told the truth.

Your version of it.

There are no "versions" of the truth.

InGen can't keep spewing out...

InGen is my responsibility.

I will jealously defend its interests.

Yours? What about Mr. Hammond?

It is our board of directors I must face,

not my uncle.

Trust me, your problems

are about to be rendered moot.

In a few weeks' time,

they'll be long forgotten.

Not by me.


This suit cost more than your education.

You were right and I was wrong. There!

Did you ever expect

to hear me say such a thing?

Thank God for Site B.

Site B?

Isla Nublar was just a showroom

for tourists.

Site B was the factory floor.

Isla Sorna, 80 miles from Nublar.

We bred the animals there,

nurtured them for a few months...

then moved them into the park.

Really? I did not know that.

After the accident in the park...

Hurricane Clarissa wiped out

our facility on Site B.

Call it an act of God.

We had to evacuate.

The animals were released...

to mature on their own.

"Life will find a way",

as you once so eloquently put it.

By now we have a complete

ecological system on the island...

with dozens of species

living in social groups...

without fences, boundaries

or constraining technology.

And for four years...

I've tried to keep it safe

from human interference.

Right. Hopefully, you've kept

the island quarantined and contained.

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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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