Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Morgan Freeman), The Shawshank Redemption is an extraordinary tale of hope, friendship and survival inside a maximum security prison. Wrongly accused city banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) arrives at Shawshank Prison in 1947, after receiving a double life sentence for the brutal murders of his wife and her lover. It is not long before Andy discovers that when they send you to Shawshank for life, that's exactly what they take. His quiet strength, however, slowly earns him the respect and friendship of the prison fixer, Red (Morgan Freeman), and he also becomes popular with the warden and prison guards by using his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass fortunes. But Andy's seemingly stoic acceptance of his unjust imprisonment hides a fierce determination for freedom and provides a unique chance to change his fate. This beautifully crafted movie features powerful performances from the entire cast and ultimately provides an uplifting message about the power of the human spirit and the value of hope.