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The Shawshank Redemption

             "The Shawshank Redemption".
             Film Review.
             Cold steel bars line the thick concrete walls. Foot steps are heard echoing down a long dark hallway, followed by the sound of a nightstick slapping against the heel of a man's hand. Weeping from a small cell block bounces off of the cold dark walls that won't even let darkness escape. As the commanding officer stands in front of the cell block, the prisoner pleads his innocence.
             Without hesitation, the officer orders his men to open the cell gate. Immediately the officer grabs the prisoner and delivers a large blow to the man's gut with his night stick. Now crying, the man is on the cold pale concrete floor as the officer continues to beat him until he stops moving. The commanding officer then puts his hat back on, and walks away with his men, leaving the battered man on the floor. This is the world that Andy Dufresne has entered. He now will face one of the most difficult challenges of his life; to prove that he is an innocent man wrongly convicted.
             The Shawshank Redemption is a film about a young tax accountant who is wrongfully accused for murdering his wife and her lover. He was sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind the bars of Maine's Shawshank State Prison. There, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) befriends Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman). Throughout the story, Andy realizes the way and life of Shawshank. He eventually becomes well liked by everyone, while working on trying to request a retrial for his sentence.
             The film itself is an extremely powerful film that has a well developed story which flows very fluently. The script is extremely original and authentic. Each character delivers a strong performance that brings the audience into their world at Shawshank. Throughout the film, the audience becomes a part of "Red" and Andy's gang, as if they were living in the state prison for years.

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