Best Selling Movies (DVD) in April 2013. When The Shawshank Redemption was released in 1994, some critics complained that this popular prison drama was too long to sustain its plot. Those complaints miss the point, because the passage of time is crucial to this story about patience, the squeaky wheels of justice and the growth of a life-long friendship.
Shawshank Redemption ( and Rita Hayward) -- you gotta get busy living or get busy dying ...hope is a dangerous thing --- I do so love me some Stephen King ...this is one book I didn't mind them making in to a movie of course that is totally because of Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman
The Shawshank Redemption (1995), directed by Frank Darabont, based on the short story by Stephen King, starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and Bob Gunton. "Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency."