Personal Film Favorites: The Shawshank Redemption (
The official trailer for The Shawshank Redemption. Released in 1994, the film had competition of other films such as "Forest Gump" "The Lion King" and "True Lies." It was a box office failure, but it was revived in movie rentals that would amount to over $80 Million USD. The film is based off of the Stephen King story "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption."

Have you ever been accused or worse, convicted of something that you have never done? Meet Andy, a young hot shot banker with an education who looses his entire life when he is convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover. Join Andy has he overcomes his struggles and offers hope to everyone around him and brings light to prisoners that have been long forgotten by society.

This is the perfect movie and it is perfectly cast. While considered a failure upon its release, the film has gained a strong cult following and loyal fan base world wide. Filmed in Mansfield Ohio, the film is not only an Ohio common talk, it has sparked a booming year round tour at the Mansfield Prison. People fly from other countries to visit this place, as I am only an hour away. Come watch the best rated movie ever made and see for yourself what a man with hope can bring.

It comes down to a simple choice really. Either get busy livin', or get busy dyin'.

Personal Rating: 10 out of 5
Director: Frank Darabont
Andy Dufresne: Tim Robbins
Red: Morgan Freeman
Music: Paul Newman