Noted film critics James Colt Harrison and Diana Saenger drop by to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption. Cast members Morgan Freeman, Clancy Brown and Gil Bellows have also been invited to share their comments about working on this remarkable 1994 movie that earned seven Academy Award nominations, including a Best Actor nod for Freeman. Both Freeman and Tim Robbins practically transformed themselves into two unconventional prisoners for their key roles in this acclaimed motion picture. Their splendid portrayals helped viewers understand the vitue of patience and hope. Among the supporting cast, Clancy Brown was excellent as a chief guard and Gil Bellows received praise for his turn as an unlucky prisoner who becomes the catalyst for big changes in the lives of the two main characters. The Shawshank Redemption won the Humanitas Prize, the Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Fest, and was among the National Board of Review's Top Ten Films of 1994.
James Colt Harrison and Diana Saenger recently attended the AMPAS tribute to The Shawshank Redemption and have agreed to discuss that event during this special episode.