An accountant gets falsefully accuesed of murder and is send to prison for life.
His friend Red is the only one he has.
Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is accused of murdering his wife and her lover. He insists he is innocent, but still gets two life sentences in Shawshank prison strict. He befriends a black inmate Ellis Boyd Redding (Morgan Freeman), who can arrange things for everyone and the nickname 'Red' has. Life in prison isn't easy with the constant fights and rape. There are only two things that Andy has got left in this world: hope and a poster of Rita Hayworth..
QUALITIES: good plot, althought the dark undertone it still has it feel good moments, Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman