Top 30 movies → # 16 : The Shawshank Redemption
“Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. ”
Director: Frank Darabont
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, Bob Gunton, Gil Bellows…
Synopsis: In 1946, a banker named Andy Dufresne is convicted of a double murder. He’s sentenced to a life term at the Shawshank State Prison in Maine, where another lifer, Ellis “Red” Redding, picks him as the new recruit most likely to crack under the pressure. The ugly realities of prison life are quickly introduced to Andy. But he does not crack: he has the hope of the truly innocent, which (together with his smarts) allow him to prevail behind bars.