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Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature (2001)

Film critic and presenter Mark Kermode explores the fascination and praise audiences, fans and critics have behind the classic The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and how its importance grew ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Mark Kermode ... Himself - Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Baker Dennis Baker ... Himself
Clancy Brown ... Himself
David Bruce David Bruce ... Himself
Frank Darabont ... Himself
Jan Demyan Jan Demyan ... Herself
Morgan Freeman ... Himself
Liz Glotzer Liz Glotzer ... Herself
Bob Gunton ... Himself
Jane Imbody Jane Imbody ... Herself
Brian Jamieson Brian Jamieson ... Himself
James King James King ... Himself
Mark Malott ... Himself
Michael Marecz Michael Marecz ... Himself
Terence Marsh ... Himself
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Film critic and presenter Mark Kermode explores the fascination and praise audiences, fans and critics have behind the classic The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and how its importance grew higher over the years despite being an overlooked film when it was released and not getting any Oscars victories when it was nominated as one of the Best Pictures of the Year. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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8 September 2001 (UK) See more »

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Shawshank: El éxito perpetuo See more »

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Nobles Gate Scotland See more »
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This documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition, Two-Disc Deluxe Limited Edition and Three-Disc Special Edition (Region 2) DVDs for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), released in 2004. See more »

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An interesting and revealing documentary.
9 September 2001 | by RevolSee all my reviews

Quite an interesting documentary about the modern classic 'The Shawshank Redemption' from its conception to production, through to the rather muted response received upon its original cinematic release. One of Britain's finest film critics, Mark Kermode, tries to discover how this rather routine prison movie (on paper, anyway) seems to have struck such an emotional chord with the public, whilst not pandering to the sickening sentimentality that seems to infect most mainstream Hollywood films. To some it is a spiritual story, to others modern myth and to others, simply a great movie with that rarest of modern cinematic qualities - a heart.

Fans of the movie will find this programme fascinating and revealing. A well-made documentary, if a little un-biased in its praise.


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