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'The Shawshank Redemption' completes 25 years, Ohio plans gala celebrations

A still from 'The Shawshank Redeption' Photograph:( Others )

ANI New Delhi Aug 12, 2019, 12.14 PM (IST)

`The Shawshank Redemption` is heading towards its 25th anniversary and to mark the same, a celebration is being planned in Ohio from August 16- 18.

The movie which released in 1994 was filmed in and around Mansfield, Ohio, and this year the same location will be filled with fans and some cast members.

It followed a banker named Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), who was sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite he claimed innocence.

While serving his term in the prison, he becomes friends with a fellow prisoner, Ellis 'Red' Redding (Morgan Freeman). 

Dufresne becomes involved in a money-laundering scheme run by the warden but manages to turn the tables with a few twists and later manages to escape the prison.

Actors who are expected to mark their presence at the reunion include Bob Gunton (Warden Norton), William Sadler (Heywood), Mark Rolston (Bogs), Frank Medrano (Fat Ass), Alfonso Freeman (Red`s Mugshot and a Fresh Fish Guy), Scott Mann (Glenn Quentin), Renee Blaine (Linda Dufresne) and Claire Slemmer (Bank Teller).

The celebration will also feature a tour to more than a dozen sites shown in the film around Mansfield, including Ohio State Reformatory.

In addition to the celebration, fans can catch the film at the Renaissance theatre, Mansfield once again on August 16, where the film was shown back in 1994. 

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The movie which released in 1994 was filmed in and around Mansfield, Ohio, and this year the same location will be filled with fans and some cast members.