The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, loosely based on the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The film stars Tim Robbins as Andrew "Andy" Dufresne and Morgan Freeman as Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding.
The film portrays Andy spending nearly two decades in Shawshank State Prison, a fictional penitentiary in Maine and his friendship with Red, a fellow inmate.
In "Sibling Rivalry", Freeman, as the title character in The Narrator alters the quote "get busy livin' or get busy dyin'" as "get busy talkin' or get busy dyin'". In "McStroke", he narrates the "Monopoly guy" fighting the guards playing the lead character, Andy Dufresne, in the rape story.
In "Model Misbehavior", Stewie refers to Brian's worms as "Shawshanking" their way through his intestines.
The film was the third segment of the episode "Three Kings", along with two other Stephen King films. Peter Griffin played Andrew Dufresne, Cleveland Brown played Ellis Redding. Seamus played Byron Hadley, and Carter played Warden Samuel Norton.
In "Tiegs for Two", after Brian picked up Peter from the police department, Peter claims that prison is the only world he has ever known after being there for 15 minutes and then he was shown hanging himself making a reference to when Brooks hung himself after being released from prison and not being able to live outside of prison.
Obsessed with Quagmire's Korean soap opera in "Candy Quahog Marshmallow!", Peter declares he hasn't been into something so big since The Shawshank Redemption. A cutaway shows Peter at a Q&A session with director Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins questioning how the poster was replaced so tightly in the prison cell from the inside.