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Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is a banker who is wrongly accused of murdering his wife and is given a life sentence at the Shawshank Prison. Similarly, longtime inmate "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman) has wrongly been denied parole two times, and no wonder, for everything about this prison is evil. Warden Norton is cast as a fundamentalist Christian who issues Bibles to every incoming prisoner, quotes Scripture, whistles "A Mighty Fortress is Our God," and who otherwise is a sadist. So, we root for the criminal inmates against the "good" government prison that tries, unsuccessfully, to dehumanize them. Three plot twists in the last half hour make this a fantastic film.

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