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THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

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THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 142m 22s

Release date 27/03/2020

Ratings Info strong violence, sexual threat, language, suicide

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Frank Darabont

Cast includes Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, Mark Rolston, James Whitmore, Jeffrey DeMunn, Larry Brandenburg, Neil Giuntoli, Brian Libby

Summary THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is a US drama, from 1994, in which two men form a friendship in prison.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 17/03/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is a US drama, from 1994, in which two men form a friendship in prison.

Violence

Scenes show male prisoners being beaten by corrections officers and by other prisoners. There are also blood spurts when a man is shot.

Sexual violence

There are two scenes in which a man is overpowered and threatened with rape or sexual assault. However, no assault actually occurs.

Language

There is use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker').

Suicide

In one scene a man hangs himself. In another scene a man shoots himself, although only the sound of a gunshot and the aftermath are shown.

There is a scene in which a man and woman undress each other as they kiss, although the scene stops short of showing sex. There are also some verbal sex references. There is rear nudity as men shower in prison.

Details

Title
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
Year
2020
Distributor(s)
Warner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.
Classified date(s)
17/03/2020
Main language
English
Submitted run time
142m 22s
Approved footage
12813+0
BBFC reference
BFF065318
Registration number
CFJ50157

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