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The Shawshank Redemption

Director: Frank Darabont
Producer: Niki Marvin
Screenwriter: Frank Darabont
Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows
MPAA Rating: R
Year of Release: 1994
Released on Video: 01/01/95

A New England banker, Andy Dufresne, is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover and is sent to Shawshank State Prison where he meets "Red" Redding, a seasoned lifer and prison entrepreneur. Despite twenty years on the inside, the prison bars fail to contain their spirits. The pair forges an unlikely friendship, one that overcomes much pain and suffering. And despite the rigidity of the prison system, Andy uses his guile and intelligence to outwit it.

Viewing Suggestion:

Notice how Andy frees himself out of a seemingly hopeless situation with much patience, determination and endurance.

Ask Yourself:

- Are you feeling stuck in your life right now?
- What would you do first, if you woke up one morning and noticing that — miraculously — you have the capacity to change your situation?
- Does Andy demonstrate something that you need to avoid and other behavior that you might want to adopt when you feel stuck?