Rating: MA15+
Length: 143 mins
Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
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I ♥ RETRO at The Orpheum proudly presents The Greatest Film of All Time as voted by users of IMDb (The Internet Movie Database).

Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who spends 19 years in Shawshank State Prison for the murder of his wife and her lover despite his claims of innocence.

Despite a lukewarm box office reception that barely recouped its budget, the film received multiple award nominations and favorable reviews from critics for its acting and realism. It has since enjoyed a remarkable life on cable television, VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray and is now considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time.

It is the number one rated movie on the most used film review website IMDb (The Internet Movie Database).

The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1994: including Best Picture and Best Actor for Morgan Freeman.

It received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for Morgan Freeman, and Best Screenplay for Frank Darabont.

Readers of Empire magazine voted the film as the best film of the 1990s, and it placed number 4 on Empire’s list of “The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time”.

The film was voted by BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra listeners as their favorite film of all time.

“If you don’t love Shawshank, chances are you’re beyond redemption” Empire Magazine

“A testament to the human spirit…” Variety

“I love this film. It’s a story about hope and dreams and one whose emotional impact is as great as the Pacific Ocean is blue” Urban Cinefile

Official Trailer